Each fellowship carries a nine-month ~ $21,580 stipend (tuition and fees to be paid by the Graduate School). Please note that only students in years one through six are eligible for health insurance. Beginning in year seven, students are responsible for providing their own health insurance.
Deadline: April 18, 2016
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. We also expect fellows to be active participants in program activities throughout their fellowship year. Graduate students enrolled in the Certificate Program in Feminist Studies will have priority for these awards.
Students enrolled as full-time PhD students at Duke University from all areas in the University are eligible to apply.
The fellowship is for one year only, non-renewable, non-deferrable. The amounts of stipend and fees payments are determined by the Graduate School .
Recipients must be in residence during the entire 2016-2017 academic year.
Recipients must have taken and passed preliminary exams by the end of the semester prior to the beginning of the Fellowship.
Recipients are expected to participate in community activities that are of mutual benefit to the individual and to Women's Studies, including a presentation of work-in-progress in the Graduate Scholars Colloquium, if asked.
No other award may be held concurrently with this fellowship without permission from the Dean of the Graduate School, including teaching commitment(s).
substantial prior scholarly investment in the field of gender, sexuality and/or Women's Studies,
interest in prioritizing faculty positions in Women's Studies as a potential career trajectory, and
willingness to be part of the intellectual and social life of the Women's Studies community at Duke.
Priority will be given to candidates at earlier stages of their research, particularly candidates entering their 4th or 5th year of study in the 2016-2017 academic year, although a case for exceptions may also be made.