The Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship Program is an interdisciplinary training program that helps early-stage doctoral students in the humanities and social sciences formulate doctoral research proposals. The program seeks students with an interest in learning how their proposals can be strengthened through exposure to the theories, literatures, methods, and intellectual traditions of disciplines outside their own. To that end, the program offers workshops, exploratory summer research, and writing opportunities guided by faculty mentorship and peer review.
Fellows must attend spring and fall workshops led by experienced faculty. The spring workshop prepares fellows to undertake summer exploratory research, while the fall workshop helps fellows draw lessons from their summer research experiences and develop their proposals. Fellows must also conduct at least 6 weeks of summer research and refine drafts of their proposals through an online and interactive writing platform in preparation for the fall workshop.
Students may apply for up to $5,000 to cover summer research costs. Travel and accommodations to attend both workshops, as well as most meals, are covered by the DPDF Program. Eligibility The Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship is open to pre-ABD doctoral students who are enrolled in PhD programs at accredited universities within the United States. Students in the humanities, social sciences, and related disciplines are welcome to apply. For more information visit http://www.ssrc.org/fellowships/dpdf-fellowship/.
The Mellon International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF) offers nine to twelve months of support to graduate students in the humanities and humanistic social sciences who are enrolled in PhD programs in the United States and conducting dissertation research on non-US topics. Eighty fellowships are awarded annually. Fellowship amounts vary depending on the research plan, with a per-fellowship average of $20,000. The fellowship includes participation in an SSRC-funded interdisciplinary workshop upon the completion of IDRF-funded research.
The program is open to graduate students in the humanities and humanistic social sciences—regardless of citizenship—enrolled in PhD programs in the United States. Applicants to the 2016 IDRF competition must complete all PhD requirements except on-site research by the time the fellowship begins or by December 2016, whichever comes first.
The program invites proposals for dissertation research conducted, in whole or in part, outside the United States, on non-US topics. It will consider applications for dissertation research grounded in a single site, informed by broader cross-regional and interdisciplinary perspectives, as well as applications for multi-sited, comparative, and transregional research. Proposals that identify the United States as a case for comparative inquiry are welcome; however, proposals that focus predominantly or exclusively on the United States are not eligible.
Visit http://www.ssrc.org/fellowships/idrf-fellowship/ for more information and to apply.
The DAAD stands for the German Academic Exchange Service and is a publicly-funded independent organization of higher education institutions in Germany. DAAD has assisted to fund the exchange of 6,000 Germans to North America and 2,000 Americans and Canadians to Germany each year, and spends more money on exchanges with the US than any other country worldwide. The research grant is awarded primarily to highly qualified PhD candidates and recent PhDs who wish to earn their doctoral in Germany.
The internal deadline for the application process is October 9, 2015. The applications will be reviewed by Associate Dean Eve Troutt Powell and the top candidate will be selected. All of the completed applications will be processed and sent to the DAAD in one packet before the DAAD deadline of November 4, 2015. The DAAD will review the applications and make the final selections. Historically, Penn has had several students awarded the DAAD research fellowship each year.
Any interested candidates should contact Anna Smith at the SAS Graduate Division Office, immediately, and she will assist them through the application process. Candidates can reach Anna at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The internal deadline for the completed application to be received by Anna Smith at the SAS Graduate Division Office, 3401 Walnut Street, Suite 322A is October 9, 2015.
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Generous short- and long-term awards are available to doctoral candidates, recent PhDs, mid-career faculty, as well as advanced scholars and independent researchers with relevant topics. All fellowships are residential with housing provided on the Mount Vernon campus.
Application Deadline is December 31, 2014
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The Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships are designed to encourage original and significant study of religious and ethical values in all areas of human endeavor. Eligible proposals have religious or ethical values as a central concern, and come from fields within the humanities and social sciences. Ph.D. and Th.D. candidates who expect to complete their dissertation between April and August 2016 may apply. The competition deadline is November 15, 2014.
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