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Subject: SSRC Predissertation Fellowship Opportunities for Grad Students
Date: September 9, 2014 11:49:38 AM EDT
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2015 Student Fellowship Competition Now Open

Program Overview

Photo credit: 2013 fellow Elle Wang

The Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship Program is an interdisciplinary training program that helps early-stage doctoral students in the humanities and social sciences formulate doctoral dissertation research proposals. The program seeks students with an interest in learning how their proposals can be strengthened through exposure to the theories, literatures, methods, and intellectual traditions of disciplines outside their own. To that end, the program offers workshops, exploratory summer research, and writing opportunities guided by faculty mentorship and peer review.

Fellowship Terms

Fall workshop in Cambridge, MA
Photo credit: 2013 fellow
Jackson Bartlett

Fellows must attend spring and fall workshops led by experienced faculty. The spring workshop prepares fellows to undertake summer exploratory research, while the fall workshop helps fellows draw lessons from their summer research experiences and develop their dissertation and funding proposals. Fellows must also conduct at least 6 weeks of summer research and refine drafts of their proposals through an online and interactive writing platform in preparation for the fall workshop.

Students may apply for up to $5,000 to cover summer research costs. Travel and accommodations to attend both workshops, as well as most meals, are covered by the DPDF Program.

Eligibility

The Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship is open to pre-ABD doctoral students who are enrolled in PhD programs at accredited universities within the United States. Students in the humanities, social sciences, and related disciplines are welcome to apply.  For more information on eligibility and selection criteria, please visit our website.

Contact

For more details about the program and how to apply, please go to www.ssrc.org/programs/dpdf/.

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