Application Process

W&J students interested in pursuing a Magellan Project are highly encouraged to start planning as soon as possible in the academic year. In creating a proposal or submission, students are encouraged to consult with their academic advisors, professors, and staff. Additionally, students should consult the U.S. Department of State – Bureau of Consular Affairs, World Health Organization, and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention throughout the application process for travel safety and guidance within proposed locations. Working early in the application process with the W&J Magellan Advisors, faculty, and staff will help mitigate any travel location concerns and explore alternative locations for research. The College reserves the right to deny an application if the proposed research location is deemed unsafe for student travel.

The Magellan application consists of two parts. The two-part application process allows students to design their research proposal over the course of the academic year with the support and guidance of dedicated faculty and staff. Part 1 includes basic questions about the student’s background and proposed project. Once submitted, Part 1 applicants will be informed of required advising sessions and application workshops to complete Part 2. Part 2 requires students to write a detailed project description, personal statement, resume, and budget, in addition to supplemental information regarding independent travel preparation. Please note: Students must complete a Part 1 application in order to be eligible to complete a Part 2 application, which will be available in early November.

Questions regarding the application process and planning may be directed to

2021 Part 1 Application

Deadline: March 1, 2021

2021 Part 2 Application

Deadline: April 16, 2021