Online Application



There are two ways to submit your application for a fellowship. You may download the application form (PDF) and follow the instructions within, or you may fill out the form below and submit the other required materials (outlined below) via email to fellowships @ Incomplete applications will not be accepted. The application and all supporting materials must be emailed to fellowships @, or postmarked by January 31, 2020 to the following address:

American Friends of Coubertin
5458 N. Magnolia Ave
Chicago, IL 60640

A complete application consists of:
  1. the completed application form below;
  2. one or two letters of recommendation from an employer, colleague, professor, or anyone who can attest to your skill level and your commitment to the field;
  3. an essay (see below for instructions);
  4. a portfolio (see below for instructions).


Please indicate why you would like to receive this fellowship, as well as describe how you would personally satisfy the stated goals of the project. There is no limit to the length of the essay but succinct writing is appreciated. Please address the following questions when writing your application essay:
  • Describe your current work.
  • Have you completed academic or hands-on craftsman wood, or stone or metal work training in the past?
  • How did your training contribute to your craft?
  • What initiatives have you taken to further your crafts and/or artistic education and experience or cultivate your personal skills?
  • How do your intend to use the skills learned during your stay after the completion of the Fondation de Coubertin's program?
  • How will you share what you have learned with other colleagues or craftsmen in your home country?


Please include photographs of your work or of projects in which you have played a significant role. Such works should exemplify high quality craftsmanship and demonstrate your ability in the field. Describe your personal contribution in each case.
Download the application form (PDF)
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