The Center for the Humanities at Washington University is pleased to offer a fellowship opportunity for WU graduate students writing dissertations in humanities disciplines. Students receiving a Dissertation Fellowship from the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences will be eligible for an additional Center for the Humanities Graduate Student Fellowship, which offers a $5,000 stipend for the one-semester fellowship period. During the 2017-18 academic year, the center will offer several Graduate Student Fellowships, split between the fall semester and the spring semesters.
The students awarded the Graduate Student Fellowship will actively participate in the center’s established Faculty Fellowship Program, which offers an intensive, interdisciplinary intellectual environment in which the Graduate Student Fellows can discuss their research with the Faculty Fellows in residence, other WU humanities faculty and invited guests. The students will also be provided with a working space at the center (including a computer) during the period of the fellowship.
In order to be eligible for the Graduate Student Fellowship, the applicant should be a graduate student in good standing in a WU humanities department, and he or she must receive a Dissertation Fellowship from the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences (or have similar non-teaching support such as an Olin or Chancellor’s Fellowship) for the semester of his or her fellowship at the center. Students who have been recommended for a Dissertation Fellowship but who have not yet heard if they have received it are encouraged to apply. Students must not be engaged in teaching or teaching assistantships during their fellowships. (Questions about allowable activities may be directed to the director of the humanities center.)
The deadline for application for the Graduate Student Fellowship is Monday, May 1, 2017. Please send all materials to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications must include:
1. Cover sheet signed by dissertation advisor and applicant (download the cover sheet here.)
2. Project narrative (see cover sheet for details).
3. Current C.V.
4. Letter of recommendation in support of the application from the student’s dissertation or primary advisor. Letters can be sent by e-mail to email@example.com.
5. Brief letter (or e-mail) from the chair or director of graduate studies of the student’s department approving the student’s application and confirming that the student will either receive a Dissertation Fellowship for the fellowship period in question or has been recommended by his or her department for such. This letter can be sent by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The winners will be selected by a committee of WU faculty. Announcement of the winners will be made by May 31, 2017.
If you have any questions about submitting the application, please contact Jean Allman, humanities center director.