Provost’s Pre-Dissertation Research Fellowship
Deadline for Applications: Monday, February 6, 2023, 3:00 pm
The Provost’s Office is pleased to announce the following pre-dissertation fellowship competition for doctoral students in the humanities and social sciences. These summer awards provide $4,000.
This fellowship program has two objectives:
- To allow students to conduct pre-dissertation research and training following completion of the first exam.
- To support the development of a dissertation research proposal suitable for submission to an external funding agency.
This program seeks to facilitate the transition from coursework to advanced individualized research. Early research awards allow students to strengthen their proposals by:
- Refining their research topic into a well-defined research problem;
- Determining appropriate research design, methods, research locale(s), and language(s);
- Assessing project feasibility and determining necessary affiliations and approvals.
The successful applicant will address how their proposed summer research will lead to an improved proposal with regard to the above categories. Recipients will undertake such activities as (but not limited to): initial field work, preliminary data collection, travel related to research (i.e. preliminary visits to archives, special collections, museums, and/or historic sites), supplementary training in methods or techniques, or specialized language instruction. This program does not support conference attendance.
More information and applications can be found on the Early Research Initiative page (“upcoming application deadlines” section) as they become available.