Society of Scholars Graduate Fellowship

3 awards granted each year. Applications considered in fall funding round only.

Eligibility: UW doctoral students who have advanced to candidacy by submittal date. Residency during fellowship term required for participation in the Society of Scholars.

Description: Graduate Fellowships support dissertating doctoral students in writing up and sharing their individual research in the multidisciplinary, bi-weekly forum of the Society of Scholars. 

Criteria: Awards will be based on the scholarly merit of the individual applications. Scholarship likely to contribute to intellectual exchange among a diverse group of colleagues especially encouraged.

Terms of  Award: Graduate research fellows of the Society of Scholars receive two quarters of support, including benefits and tuition waivers.

Application Materials:

  • Proposal Narrative. Limit: 1,750 words (approximately six double-spaced pages). Proposal narratives should describe the research project in language clear to non-specialists in the field. Please refer to the National Endowment for the Humanities’ guidelines. Narratives should address:
  1. Objectives
  2. Significance (to the scholarship in and outside the field)
  3. Methodology
  4. Timeline (progress to date; what will be accomplished in the fellowship year)
  • Bibliography. Limit 550 words. Select primary and secondary sources directly related to the project.
  • CV. Please limit to five pages.
  • Letter of Support: Request a letter of support from your dissertation advisor. The letter must address your eligibility for the award and the feasibility of your proposal’s timeline.
  • NO BUDGET should be entered or attached. Applicants should ignore the "Budget amount" field in the Proposal Information form.

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