Grants | 12 April 2012

Call for Applications: IHR Dissertation Fellowships, 2012-13


Dissertation Fellowships
Deadline: April 30, 2012
Amount: $30,000
Number of awards: 2

Fellowship recipients are expected to devote themselves to writing during the time of the award (AY 2012-13), and not to hold teaching assistantships or other employment. The applications will be evaluated for academic excellence, as well as the likelihood of completion according to the proposed schedule. Partial-year awards are not permitted.

Application consists of:
1. letter of application describing the current status of dissertation research, with a detailed timetable for completion by June 2013
2. brief statement of previous and current awards and grants (award and grant titles, dates, and amounts)
3. summary of the dissertation project (no more than 3 pages), contextualizing the significance of the project for people who are not in their field of study
4. one-page curriculum vitae
5. letter of support from the faculty advisor evaluating the student’s academic work to date, addressing the student’s timetable for completion, verifying that they are within normative time and in good academic standing

The student must be:
a) enrolled in a graduate program in one of the humanities departments
b) be within normative time and in good academic standing
c) enrolled for at least five credits of graduate-level coursework. Students are ineligible to apply while on leave.

Please submit your applications electronically, as PDF files, to Advisors should send the letters directly to

UC SOCIETY OF FELLOWS: Each awardee will be designated a Graduate Fellow of the UC Society of Fellows in the Humanities. Fellows are required to participate in an annual meeting of UC Society of Fellows and to submit a brief essay reporting on the fellowship year for inclusion in an e-publication disseminated by the UC Humanities Research Institute. In addition, fellows are expected to present their work on their home campus during Spring 2013.

Questions? Please contact Irena Polić, Associate Director, IHR; or 831.459.1780.