Mellon / ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowship

About the Mellon / ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowship

The Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowship supports a year of research and writing to help advanced graduate students in the humanities and social sciences in the last year of PhD dissertation writing. Applicants must be prepared to complete their dissertations within the period of their fellowship tenure . The total award of up to $43,000 includes a stipend plus additional funds for university fees and research support. In addition to the monetary support that the fellowship offers, Dissertation Completion Fellows may apply to participate in a seminar on preparing for the academic job market. The seminar takes place over three days in the fall of the fellowship year.

Location of award, if applicable:

Eligible applicants:

-Be PhD candidates in a humanities or social science department in the United States
-Have completed all requirements for the PhD except the dissertation (i.e., obtained ABD status) by the application deadline
-Be no more than six years into the degree program at the time of application. This includes time spent earning an MA within that program
-Not currently hold or have previously held a dissertation completion fellowship
-Have not previously applied for this fellowship more than once

University endorsement required?

No

Citizenship requirement:

No citizenship requirement

The Mellon / ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowship application process:

Review the scholarship website for information about the fellowship requirements, eligibility, and application process. Discuss your interest in the fellowship with a CFSA advisor and your mentor(s).

Application components include:
-Completed application form
-5-page proposal
-1-page timeline for completion
-Bibliography
-2 Letters of Recommendation
-A statement from a university official certifying your timeline and other Mellon stipulations

Advising contact:

CFSA Advisors Jolynn, Melissa, or Adam  Email:  cfsa@syr.edu More Information:  https://www.acls.org/programs/dcf/

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