To make your education more affordable, the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation is offering the Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship. It is provided to PhD candidates at American institutions located in the United States who will complete their dissertations during the academic year 2020-2021.
Founded in 1945, the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation identifies and develops leaders and institutions to meet the nation’s critical challenges. The Foundation strives to establish the teaching profession, encourage the most outstanding students to choose to teach as a career, and improve the quality of teacher education programs.
Who May Eligible
Eligible applicants for the 2019 Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship must:
- Students must be candidates for PhD. or Th.D. degrees in an American doctoral program at a graduate school located in the United States. Candidates working on D.Min., law, Psy.D., Ed.D. And other professional degrees are not eligible.
- Candidates must 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.
- Holders must expect to complete the dissertation between April 1, 2021, and August 31, 2021.
- Students must 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.
- Candidates must be in humanities or social science department, writing on topics where ethical or religious values are a central concern.
- Candidates must have never applied for the Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship before.
How to Apply
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.
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.
Application Deadline: Applicants must have all pre-dissertation requirements fulfilled by the application deadline November 15, 2019, including approval of the dissertation proposal.