The Henry Luce Foundation/ Dissertation Fellowship Program in American Art provides year-long fellowships to doctoral candidates doing dissertations in the art history of the United States. Limited to students in departments of art history.
The following organizations provide dissertation fellowships and small support grants that may be of interest to students in rhetoric and composition. Institutions and foundations change their priorities and programs regularly. Always verify that you are looking at the current year's program:
The Graduate Dean's Dissertation Fellowship supports doctoral students in the final stage of completing their doctoral dissertations. Awards are offered to doctoral students with approved dissertation proposals or prospectuses. Recipients receive a stipend and tuition at the in-state rate.Each year the University offers a limited number of eleven-month dissertation fellowships for doctoral candidates whose work "demonstrates outstanding academic achievement and whose dissertation will significantly extend the body of knowledge within their discipline." Recipients are chosen by the Graduate Education Office on a competitive basis. Among other Graduate Education Office eligibility criteria, applicants must have completed the dissertation proposal process. More information is provided on the .Fellowships for this program have been awarded over the past three summers and each cohort of students has shown high success rates in completing their degrees. Of the nineteen summer 2010 recipients, only one student, as of June 2012, had not completed their degree. Twenty-three students received dissertation fellowships for summer 2011 and only four students have not completed their degrees as of June 2012 as well.The Graduate School Dissertation Fellowships support the completion of the dissertation by providing a stipend of $15,000 for the academic year. The fellowship should allow the student to facilitate the last stages of dissertation completion. Click for the application.Every SLU department may put forward two nominees for this annual award. Eligible American Studies doctoral candidates wishing to be considered as potential departmental nominees should express interest to a department faculty member in writing at least fourteen days ahead of the Graduate Education Office's announced deadline by which departments must submit final nomination packets. They should also furnish the department faculty with draft versions of the documents required of nominees by that office, though such documents need not be the final versions that would accompany an eventual nomination packet. (View the Dissertation Fellowships page linked above to determine what documents are required of nominees.)The department must indicate what the total compensation package would be if the dissertation fellowship is funded. This should include any stipend provided from departmental funds, from research grants to the student’s dissertation advisor, or from external fellowship awards made directly to the student. Employee benefits and any student loans are NOT to be included in the total compensation package.