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2016 DPDF Student Fellowship Competition

Modified: September 23, 2015

The Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship Program is an interdisciplinary training program that helps early-stage doctoral students in the humanities and social sciences formulate doctoral research proposals. The program offers workshops, exploratory summer research, and writing opportunities guided by faculty mentorship and peer review.

Fellows must attend spring and fall workshops led by experienced faculty and conduct at least 6 weeks of summer research and refine drafts of their proposals through an online and interactive writing platform. Students may apply for up to $5,000 to cover summer research costs. Travel and accommodations to attend both workshops, as well as most meals, are covered by the DPDF program.

The Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship is open to pre-ABD doctoral students who are enrolled in PhD programs at accredited universities within the United States. Students in the humanities, social sciences, and related disciplines are welcome to apply.  For more information on eligibility, selection criteria, and how to apply, please visit our website. 

Program staff are available at dpdf@ssrc.org to answer additional questions.

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