The intent of these awards is to “buy time” for a doctoral candidate who is past course work and engaged in the early stages of dissertation research. As the fellowships are in Women's Studies, it is expected that fellowship recipients will devote the year to deepening their knowledge of feminist theory and methods, and exploring interdisciplinary angles on the topics being researched. Graduate students enrolled in the Certificate Program in Feminist Studies will have priority for these awards.
Priority will be given to candidates at earlier stages of their research, particularly candidates entering their 4th or 5th year of study in the 2015-2016 academic year, although a case for exceptions may also be made.
Subject line to read : (insert your last name): DISSERTATION app
1. a one-page cover letter
2. a two-page proposal including:
a brief description of Women's Studies courses taken, including faculty and institution
a summary of previous funding and possible funding sources for the next year
3. curriculum vitae
5. names of two faculty who know the applicant's work and are willing to serve as references.
Deadline: Applications received past the deadline will NOT be considered. Deadline is March 1, 2015.
A subcommittee of the Women's Studies instructional faculty will select fellowship recipients and applicants will be notified of decisions within 30 days of the deadline.
The Graduate School also offers a variety of Fellowship and other financial aid programs which can be reviewed on the web at Fellowship and Research Opportunities.