Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation is delighted to announce The Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship. These fellowships are provided to Ph.D. candidates at American institutions located in the United States who will complete their dissertations during the academic year 2019-2020.
The Fellowships are designed to encourage the original and significant study of ethical or religious values in all fields of the humanities and social sciences, and particularly to help Ph.D. candidates in these fields complete their dissertation work in a timely manner.
In the current Newcombe competition, at least 20 non-renewable Fellowships of $25,000 will be awarded for 12 months of full-time dissertation writing.
Who May Eligible:
Eligible applicants for the 2019 Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship must:
- Be candidates for Ph.D. or Th.D. degrees in an American doctoral program at a graduate school located in the United States.
- Have all pre-dissertation requirements fulfilled by the application deadline November 15, 2018, including approval of the dissertation proposal.
- Be in the writing stage of the dissertation. Usually, this means that fieldwork or other research is complete and writing has begun by the time of the award.
- Must expect to complete the dissertation between April 1, 2020, and August 31, 2020.
- Have never held a similar national award for the final year of dissertation writing. Applicants who have won such awards as the ACLS, AAUW, Ford, and Mellon, NAEd/Spencer, or Whiting fellowship are not eligible.
- Be in humanities or social science department, writing on topics where ethical or religious values are a central concern.
- Have never applied for the Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship before. Previous applicants may not apply.
How to Apply & Competition Rules:
To participate in the fellowship, the applicants need to do register through the given link:
- Foreign citizens may apply if they meet the following criteria:
- They are enrolled in a doctoral program at an American university located in the United States.
- They have completed all pre-dissertation requirements.
- Candidates working on D.Min., law, Psy.D., Ed.D. And other professional degrees are not eligible.
- A complete Charlotte Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship application consists of these required components:
- A submitted online application
- The online submission of the required supplemental items PDF files (See this template for the proposal document, which provides greater detail.).
- Doctoral transcript; and
- Three (3) letters of recommendation.
- All document submissions must be properly labeled. Incorrect file labeling may delay the processing of the application.
- It is strongly recommended that all components be submitted at least one day prior to the application deadline, to ensure the documents have been received.
- You will be able to log in and return at any time to your account to edit your personal information, change your password, start and/or complete your application, and verify receipt of supplemental items.
- If all components are not received by the deadline, the application will be incomplete. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
- You may submit your application at any time, once it is completed.
- You may submit your application before or after you have uploaded your supplemental items or transcript, and before or after the letters of recommendation are received.
- Supplemental Items
- Obtain a copy of your doctoral transcript.
- The transcript may be official or unofficial for the initial submission.
- Finalists will be required to submit an official transcript. Save it/all pages into a single PDF file, correctly labeled.
- Prepare the proposal document, which includes the cover sheet, abstract, proposal, bibliography, timetable, and C.V.
- Save into a single PDF file, correctly labeled.
- In the current Newcombe competition, at least 20 non-renewable Fellowships of $25,000 will be awarded for 12 months of full-time dissertation writing.
- In addition, Fellows’ graduate schools will be asked to waive tuition and/or remit some portion of their fees.
The deadline for ALL components of the application is November 15, 2018, 11:59 p.m. ET.
Inquiries may be directed to Newcombe@woodrow.org.