For Graduate Students

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Upcoming Opportunities

The next fall funding round opens in October 2024 and closes in November 2024

Society of Scholars Graduate Fellowship

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

Important Dates

Application Dates
Opens: Fall 2024
Due: Fall 2024

Funding Academic Year Term
Starts: July 1, 2025
Ends: June 30, 2026

Funding Summer Term
Six weeks in the summer 2025

 

Note: applications received during the fall 2023 funding round will also be considered for a separate Society of Scholars dissertation fellowship cohort to be convened in the summer of 2024. All applications will be considered for the full academic-year fellowship for 2024-2025 (unless the applicant specifies a desire to be considered only for the summer fellowship). Those applications not selected for the academic-year fellowship term will then be considered for summer support. The result will be two different cohorts of students, one in the academic year and another in the summer. Applicants do not need to provide any additional materials to be considered for this opportunity.

See below for more information. Please direct any questions to Rachel Arteaga, Simpson Center Associate Director.

Eligibility

UW doctoral students who have advanced to candidacy by submittal date and who will receive no other funding during the term of the award. Residency during the fellowship term is required for participation in the Society of Scholars. Please contact the Simpson Center if you have questions about your eligibility.

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. 

Note: applications received during the fall 2023 funding round will also be considered for a separate Society of Scholars dissertation fellowship cohort to be convened in the summer of 2024. All applications will be considered for the full academic-year fellowship for 2024-2025 (unless the applicant specifies a desire to be considered only for the summer fellowship). Those applications not selected for the academic-year fellowship term will then be considered for summer support. The result will be two different cohorts of students, one in the academic year and another in the summer. Applicants do not need to provide any additional materials to be considered for this opportunity

Application Instructions

Complete the Application Form. Upload to the form as a single, bundled .pdf the below 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. 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. Please ask that your letter be sent to us directly at schadmin@uw.edu.
      • Budget. NO BUDGET should be entered or attached. Applicants should enter 0 into the "Budget amount" field in the Proposal Information form.