Fall 2018 Upcoming Fellowship Info Sessions
Mellon / ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowship Information Session
Tuesday, September 18, 12:00 – 1:00 pm, UChicagoGRAD Headquarters (3rd floor, Bookstore)
This dissertation fellowship supports a year of research and writing for advanced graduate students in the humanities and related social sciences in the last year of PhD dissertation writing. Students interested in applying to this fellowship are also invited to attend the Writing Workshop on October 11.
Social Science Research Council (SSRC) International Dissertation Research Fellowship Information Session
Thursday, September 27th, 4pm in UChicagoGRAD Headquarters (970 E 58th Street, 3rd floor)
The SSRC IDRF funds graduate students in the humanities and humanistic social sciences who are conducting dissertation research on non-US topics in one or more countries abroad. This fellowship has no citizenship requirements. The Info Session will feature a panel discussion with former SSRC IDRF fellows. Students interested in applying to this fellowship are also invited to attend the Writing Workshop on October 25.
Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship Information Session
Monday, October 15, 4:00 – 5:00 pm, UChicagoGRAD Headquarters (3rd floor, Bookstore)
The Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship provides $25,000 dissertation completion fellowships to encourage original and significant study of ethical or religious values in all fields of the humanities and social sciences. This session will feature tips and advice about the application process from a former Newcombe Preliminary Selection Committee member, Dr. Robert Kendrick, the William Colvin Professor in Music, Romance Languages and Literatures, and the College.
American Association of University Women Fellowships Information Session
Tuesday, October 16, 12pm in UChicagoGRAD Headquarters (970 E 58th Street, 3rd floor)
The American Association of University Women (AAUW) advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, and research. AAUW offers a variety of fellowships, such as Dissertation Fellowships, Professional Fellowships, and International Fellowships. This session will provide an overview of opportunities as well as tips and advice for writing successful fellowship statements.
Critical Languages Scholarship Information Session
Monday, October 22, 12pm in UChicagoGRAD Headquarters (970 E 58th Street, 3rd floor)
The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is a fully-funded overseas intensive summer language and cultural immersion program for American students. The program is offered for 13 less commonly taught languages. This information session will include tips and advice from a current UChicago graduate student who has completed two CLS programs.
CLIR / Mellon Dissertation Research and Postdoctoral Fellowships Information Session
Tuesday, October 30, 12pm in UChicagoGRAD Headquarters (970 E 58th Street, 3rd floor)
This session will highlight two opportunities offered by the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR): 1) The Mellon Fellowships for Dissertation Research in Original Sources provide funding for 9-12 months of research in original sources at a single or multiple sites in the US or abroad. 2) CLIR Postdoctoral Fellows work to forge and strengthen connections among library collections, educational technologies, and current research in a variety of academic libraries, including but not limited to data curation for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Sciences and Social Sciences, and Energy Economics. This session will feature a former dissertation fellow as well as a representative of the UChicago Library to highlight library resources available to assist with preparing an application. Students interested in applying to the dissertation fellowship are also invited to attend the Writing Workshop on November 15.
NSEP Boren Fellowship Information Session
Wednesday, October 31, 12pm, Location TBD
The Boren Fellowships award graduate students up to $30,000 for language study and independent research in countries and languages deemed critical to U.S. national security interests. Jeff Cary, Boren Awards Outreach & Recruitment Manager, will visit the UChicago campus for this session. NSEP draws on a broad definition of national security, recognizing that the scope includes not only the traditional concerns of protecting and promoting American well-being, but also the challenges of global society such as sustainable development, environmental degradation, global disease and hunger, population growth and migration, and economic competitiveness. The internal deadline for the 2019-2020 application cycle is January 21, 2019 at 4pm CST. Register in GRAD Gargoyle (Events > GRAD Events).