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Our approach

The Office of Scholar Development & Fellowship Advising is focused on the value of the reflection and personal, professional, and scholarly development that can result from thoughtful engagement with the process of applying for competitive awards. With this in mind, we work with students to articulate their goals, values, and priorities along with their personal narrative.

What we can do

  • Advise students about eligibility rules and requirements.

  • Explain application processes and cycles.

  • Help students understand award “fit” and consider whether an opportunity is a good match for their goals and interests.

What we cannot do

  • Find a fellowship for every student and circumstance.

  • Change eligibility rules or timelines.

  • Help with emergency/immediate need funding.

Lindsay Lawton, PhD

Founding Director, Scholar Development and Fellowship Advising

Lindsay Lawton joined DU in late 2022 to start the Office of Scholar Development & Fellowship Advising. Prior to DU, she worked at Yale University as Senior Associate Director of Fellowships & Funding. Lindsay spent time in Germany teaching English and researching third language acquisition with a Fulbright grant before completing her MA and PhD at the University of Minnesota.

Savannah Pine, PhD

Fellowship Advisor

Savannah Pine joined DU in September 2023 to grow the Office of Scholar Development & Fellowship Advising. Prior to DU, she worked in the Office of Admissions & Recruitment at the University of Texas at El Paso. Savannah holds Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Philosophy degrees in Medieval History from the University of Cambridge. In her free time, Savannah can be found playing her guitar and watching football.


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