Critical Thinking Fellowship

The Faster Forward Critical Thinking Fellowship Project is a twin of Faster Forward Fellowship, but open to all.  Additionally, topics will focus on furthering critical thinking as a discipline, rather than evaluation.


To apply for a Critical Thinking Fellowship, submit an essay of between 2,000 and 5,000 words to by the deadline provided.

Essays may be on a topic of your choosing, but must address an issue that has potential to further the discipline of critical thinking.


Essay applications are due on October 31 of each year.


  • Please do not include your name on the title page or in your paper.
  • Email your entry with your name and the paper title clearly noted in the body of the email (reviewers will review the essays anonymously).
  • Questions, exemption requests, and submissions should be emailed to: with a subject line that begins ‘Critical thinking fellowship.’