The primary selection criterion for the Centennial Fellowship is the excellence of the candidate's research.  A recipient of the fellowship shall have held his or her doctoral degree for at least three years and not more than twelve years at the inception of the award. Applications will be accepted from those currently holding a tenured, tenure track, post-doctoral, or comparable (at the discretion of the selection committee) position at an institution in North America.  The amount of the fellowship varies each year.