Toyota Dissertation Fellowship
Eligibility: University of Chicago Ph.D. candidates writing dissertations on topics related to Japanese studies. Students must be admitted to candidacy before the start of the fellowship (Autumn Quarter). In exceptional cases (such as ineligibility to apply to other funding sources due to citizenship status), CEAS will consider applications from UChicago Ph.D. students who have yet to begin the writing process to conduct dissertation research.
Deadline: April 10, 2017 by 3:00 PM
Description: This fellowship provides funds for a year of dissertation work on a topic relating to Japanese studies. It is preferred that research for the dissertation is completed, and priority is given to those who have a chapter or two completed. Students who have been admitted to candidacy may apply in the spring for funding that will begin the following autumn.
Terms: This grant provides a stipend (up to $24,000), plus student health insurance, tuition, and student life fees over the course of three quarters in one academic year (i.e., autumn, winter and spring quarters). All applicants must be able to provide proof of candidacy by the end of the academic year in which they apply. Awardees are only eligible for this fellowship once, except in the case of compelling circumstances.
It is strongly recommended that students apply simultaneously for the Toyota Dissertation Fellowship and for other grants and fellowships (both internal and external to the University of Chicago) and include this information in their CEAS application; in case of success, students are expected to inform CEAS of the amount of the award at their earliest convenience.
Because the intent behind this fellowship is to enable students to devote their full attention and effort to completion of their dissertation, the grant prohibits students to engage in any remunerative activity, on or off campus, or to pursue course work. The sole exception, which must be approved by the Committee, is that students may undertake a modest teaching assignment in the second half of the academic year when it is clear that teaching in the winter or spring will not delay completion of the degree. Requests to undertake a teaching assignment must be made in writing to the Chair of the Committee on Japanese Studies.
The following should be uploaded in PDF format as part of your online application, with the exception of letters of recommendation:
> Statement of purpose discussing the work you plan to do on your dissertation during the year. Limit two pages. Be sure to include information on other internal and external funding sources.
> A statement from your department indicating that you have been admitted to Ph.D. candidacy.
> Dissertation proposal.
> One complete dissertation chapter.
> Two letters of recommendation.
Please note: upon submitting the online application, the faculty members you specify will receive an email with directions to submit a letter of recommendation. This email is intended as a courtesy reminder; you should be in contact with your professors regarding a letter of recommendation prior to your submission.
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