UConn Humanities Dissertation Scholars
To aid emerging UConn scholars, UCHI offers, in collaboration with the Office of the Vice Provost for Graduate Education and Dean of The Graduate School, up to four residential graduate dissertation fellowships. Humanities Dissertation Scholars receive a full graduate research assistantship to enable dissertation fellows to concentrate solely on completion of their Ph.D. dissertation. Teaching during the fellowship year is prohibited. Graduate students must have completed qualifying exams and prospectus and sufficient research so they can complete the dissertation during the year-long fellowship period. Students scheduled to defend in the Fall semester are not qualified for the fellowship. Humanities Dissertation Scholars will have an office and are expected to be in continuous residence at UConn for the term of the award. They are expected to participate in Institute activities including bi-weekly teas, colloquia, related scholarly events, and offer a public lecture on their research during the course of the fellowship year. Finally, Humanities Dissertation Scholars are expected to acknowledge the University of Connecticut Humanities Institute in publications resulting from work supported by the Institute.
Applications for Humanities Dissertation Scholars are evaluated by members of the Institute’s Advisory Board. In all cases, the following criteria will be used in evaluating applications for Fellowships:
● Significance of the contribution that the project will make to knowledge in the specific field and to the humanities generally;
● Quality and/or promise of the applicantʹs work as an interpreter of the humanities;
● Quality of the conception, definition, organization, and description of the project;
● Likelihood that the applicant will complete the project.
Submit (1) electronic submission of the application materials in a single pdf document to firstname.lastname@example.org ( to be received by February 1st)
Application should contain the following:
➢ Application cover sheet (follows)
➢ One-page bibliography for the project
➢ Two-page résumé
Additional materials, such as books, articles, copies of course outlines, appendices, attachments, tapes, slides, etc., should not be submitted in support of applications. Transcripts and placement files should not be sent.
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