Institute for the Humanities Dissertation Fellowships 2011-2012, USA

Deadline: 18 March 2011
Open to: advanced graduate students, they must be nominated by their department
Fellowship: stipend of $1250 per month

The UIC Institute for the Humanities will offer two Dissertation Fellowships for advanced graduate students who have completed their dissertation research and are entering the writing stage of the process.

Dissertation Fellows will be expected to be in residence at the Institute, to present a public lecture on their work, and to participate fully with the Faculty Fellows in seminars and workshops.

The theme of the dissertation must be in the Humanities field: history; philosophy; languages; linguistics; literature; archaeology; jurisprudence; the history, theory, and criticism of the arts; ethics; comparative religion; and those aspects of the social sciences that employ historical or philosophical approaches


Students who have largely completed their dissertation research and are entering the writing stage of the process.


Departments will be asked to nominate and rank students for these awards.  Departments may nominate up to three candidates.

Nominations should include ten collated copies of:
* Cover sheet signed by applicant and Director of Graduate Study
* Proposal narrative: roughly 1,500 words, plus a one-page bibliography.  Proposals should describe the project concisely and clearly for a multi-disciplinary evaluation panel and address its relevance to current directions of research in the field.  Please double-space proposals and use 12 point type.
* Current CV
* Recommendation Letters: Three letters of recommendation including one from the dissertation advisor.
* Department Nomination: Statement from Director of Graduate Studies. including explanation of ranking.


The year-long Dissertation Fellowships provide stipends of $15,000 for a twelve-month academic year,  or $1250 per month.  This includes a tuition and fee waiver, including the differential service fee (if any).

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