Dissertation Year

Full-year Fellowships

American Fellowship from the AAUW (American Association of University Women)

  • Twelve months of funding, specifically for women who will be completing their dissertation between July of the current year and June of the next, with a stipend of $20,000
  • Mid-November application submission deadline
  • Students holding any fellowship for writing a dissertation in the year prior to the AAUW Educational Foundation fellowship year are not eligible for the American Fellowship

Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowships

  • One-year stipend of $21,000 (tenure is to be no less than 9 months, and no more than 12). The awards will be made to individuals who, in the judgment of the review panels, have demonstrated superior academic achievement, are committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level, show promise of future achievement as scholars and teachers, and are well prepared to use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.
  • Expenses paid to attend one Conference of Ford Fellows
  • Early-November application submission deadline
  • Only citizens of the United States or native residents of a possession of the United States are eligible. U.S. permanent residents who are citizens of another country will not be considered.

Josephine de Karman Fellowship

  • Nine months of funding for students who will be completing their dissertations by the end of June in the year following conferral of the fellowship, with a stipend of $22,000. Study must be carried out only in the United States and all funds must be expended only within this country. 
  • Application requests must be received by the end of December
  • Late January application receipt deadline

Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowship

  • Final dissertation writing year (the recipient must be no later than 7th year in the program while funded by this fellowship)
  • Recipients are supported with a stipend of $25,000 + $5,000 in University fees and $3000 for research, the term of which begins in the summer following conferral of the fellowship
  • Online application submission deadline in mid Fall quarter

Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships

  • Twelve months of dissertation writing, funded with a stipend of $23,000. All doctoral requirements except the dissertation must be completed by December of the year preceding the Fellowship award
  • The graduate scholar must be preparing a dissertation in which ethical or religious values are a central concern
  • November application submission deadline

Partial-year Fellowships and Grants

Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Fellowships in Women's Studies

  • $5,000 grant to be used to be used for expenses connected with the dissertation. These may include, but are not limited to, travel, books, microfilming, taping, and computer services.
  • The graduate scholar must be preparing a dissertation related to women's studies and must be anticipating completion by the summer following application submission
  • mid Winter quarter application submission deadline