2014-2015 Dissertation Fellowship


Applications are invited from doctoral candidates in the humanities and humanistic social sciences such as anthropology, religion, sociology, philosophy, political science, history, English, art history, and comparative literature who engage and transect our seminar topic. This fellowship is only open to Graduate Center doctoral candidates (i.e. you must be Level III. There are no exceptions).

Fellows will be expected to participate in the weekly Committee seminar as well as ongoing lectures and symposia. Committee seminars meet on Tuesday mornings and it is a condition of the fellowship that fellows leave this time free in their schedules.

With generous support from the Mellon Foundation and the Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor, successful candidates will be granted $10,000 total for Fall 2014–Spring 2015 in return for a commitment to fully participate in the work of the Committee and in the weekly seminar. The basis for selection of participants will rest primarily on the relevance to the overall project of the work proposal submitted by applicants. In accord with the interdisciplinary aim of the program, selections will also be made with an eye to maintaining disciplinary diversity.

Doctoral students must apply using the following: Dissertation Fellowship Application 2014–15.

The application materials should be assembled as a single PDF document including the following:

1. Application cover sheet
2. Statement of applicability
3. 9-page proposal and 1-page bibliography
4. 2-page CV
5. Current transcript

Complete application should be sent to the Committee email address. Inquiries can be directed to the same. See application for contact and additional information.

The deadline for applications is Friday, February 14 2014 at noon.