Application Portal

Access the application portal to apply or to recommend or nominate a Fellow.

Information for Nominators and Recommenders

As part of the ELATES application, applicants must be nominated for the program by a senior official and provide two recommendations. Nominators and recommenders will receive an email inviting them into the application system, and are not able to access the system until receiving the email invitation. Please see the Application User Guide [PDF] for step-by-step instructions.

Nomination Information

  • A nominating institution must be prepared to support however many of its applicants are accepted.
  • Nominations must be made by a senior official within an applicant’s college or school, usually the dean or provost. Please contact us at if you have questions about who should serve as nominator. A nominating institution must commit to:
    • Provide the necessary time for the candidate to fully participate in the ELATES program and to complete her assignments.
    • Financial support for the program fees and travel expenses.
    • Salary continuation during the ELATES fellowship period.
    • Dean and senior staff assistance with assignments, especially leadership interviews and financial trends analyses.
    • Dean or provost attendance at the Leaders Forum (which most recently took place on March 16, 2023 in Philadelphia, PA).

Both the qualities of the candidate and the commitment of her institution are considered during the selection process. A strong nomination includes:

  • Evidence of a clear commitment to developing the candidate for formal or informal advancement and leadership roles within the five years following ELATES.
  • A professional development plan for the Fellow that includes mentoring by the dean, chair or other senior administrator and opportunities to help the Fellow develop a broader school or university view of leadership roles and strategies.

Recommendation Information

Applicants must have TWO (2) recommendations. One must come from a direct supervisor, and the other from a senior colleague (preferably from outside her home department). A nominator cannot also be a recommender. If the applicant’s direct supervisor is her nominating dean, then the applicant’s recommendations must come from two other individuals, one of whom is senior to the applicant.

A strong recommendation describes in detail the leadership potential of the candidate.


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Applications for the 2024-2025 ELATES fellowship year are open now until February 1, 2024.

Access the application portal to apply or to recommend or nominate a Fellow.

Application Portal