Simpson Center for the Humanities

Application for Sawyer Seminar Dissertation Fellow

The Simpson Center for the Humanities is offering  two residential dissertation fellowships for the AY 2020-2021 in association with a Mellon Sawyer Seminar on Humanitarianisms: Migration and Care in the Global South, led by Arzoo Osanloo (Law, Societies & Justice) and Cabeiri Robinson (Jackson School of international Studies). 

Applications must be received by January 30, 2020. Notification will be sent by March 30, 2020. 

In addition to the materials requested below, applicants should request two letters of recommendation, to be submitted online, including a letter from the applicant’s dissertation committee chairperson that supports the timeline presented in the proposal.

Application inquiries may be made with Arzoo Osanloo or Cabeiri Robinson.

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Please attach a proposal (5 pages in length, not including bibliography ) detailing the project and the research and writing to be undertaken during the fellowship period. The proposal should include a (a) a discussion of how the dissertation project relates to at least one of the three thematic components of the seminar and (b) a timeline that details the work to be done on the dissertation during the course of the fellowship;
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: pdf doc docx.