The Graduate School Dissertation Completion Fellowships
We are pleased to announce the recipients of the Graduate Dissertation Completion Fellowship. Congratulations to the awardees!
The two annual dissertation completion fellowships open to Harvard graduate students and offered by the Mahindra Humanities Center are intended to support work that crosses disciplinary (and even divisional) boundaries, as for example between literature or art and the natural or social sciences, or between and among the various disciplines of the humanities (the history of art, literature, philosophy, linguistics, etc.). The committee will be interested in proposals that make strong and innovative interdisciplinary connections of a kind not customary within a given discipline. These fellowships are intended to encourage scholars to expand their own disciplinary expectations, and to explore the methodologies and practices of disciplines beyond those of their home departments or programs.
The Department of English congratulates graduate student Kirby Brown on winning a Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowship. The $25,000 stipend will allow Brown to spend the next year completing his dissertation, Stoking the Fire: Nationhood in Early Twentieth Century Cherokee Writing, before assuming a position as assistant professor of Native American literatures at the University of Oregon in 2012.
AJS invites applications for its second annual Dissertation Completion Fellowship competition. Launched in 2016, this fellowship program awards seven finishing-year fellowships annually ($20,000) to PhD students entering the final year of their programs and completing a dissertation in the field of Jewish Studies. The Fall 2016 competition will support fellowships during the 2017-2018 academic year. The application deadline is Tuesday, December 6, 2016.All applications will be submitted using Interfolio. Using Interfolio for the Dissertation Completion Fellowship is free for applicants. If you do not already have an account with Interfolio, you will be able to create one free of charge. The Dissertation Completion Fellowships will encourage the timely completion of doctorates by the most promising graduate students in the field; create a cohort of fellows who will lead the field of Jewish Studies for decades to come; expose new audiences to Jewish Studies scholarship through fellows’ public lectures; and promote continued growth of academic Jewish Studies, at a time of institutional cutbacks in the humanities and social sciences. The program will both provide resources to fellows, in the form of a $20,000 stipend, as well as professional development opportunities, through a mid-year workshop and ongoing contact with mentors during the fellowship year. Particular attention will be dedicated to training the fellows to speak publicly, in an accessible fashion, about their work. Only students who are in the final stages of writing their dissertations and who display clear evidence of their ability to defend their dissertations by July of the fellowship year are eligible to apply for this program.Factored into the department’s standard five-year fellowships are the Dean’s Normative Time Fellowship (DNTF; for students admitted prior to 2010) and the Dissertation Completion Fellowship (DCF; for students admitted in 2010 and after). These fellowships provide a two-semester stipend plus fees. For more information, please see . Students accepting the DCF should note that they will receive no further University funding (except loans) after reaching one year beyond normative time.