Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship: Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation

Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships—Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation

Deadline: November 15, 2015

Applicants for the Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship must:

  • be candidates for Ph.D. or Th.D. degrees in doctoral programs at graduate schools in the United States. Candidates working on D. Min., law, and other professional degrees are not eligible.
  • be able to fulfill all pre-dissertation requirements by the application deadline, including approval of the dissertation proposal, and expect to submit completed dissertations by summer 2016.
  • be in the writing stage of the dissertation. Usually, this means that fieldwork or other research is complete and writing has begun by the time of the award.
  • have never held a similar national award for the final year of dissertation writing. Applicants who have won such awards as the ACLS, AAUW, Ford, MacArthur, Mellon, Pew, Spencer, or Whiting fellowship are not eligible.
  • plan to write on topics where ethical or religious values are a central concern.
  • have never applied for the Fellowship before. Previous applicants may not apply.

Eligible proposals are those that have ethical or religious values as a central concern. Selection committees will look for proposals that illuminate religious or ethical questions of broad significance and elucidate the ways in which these values do or should inform choices and give meaning to people’s lives. Dissertations may be in any field and consider any period of time, but should be concerned with continuing problems and questions of human life. Connections should be made between specific topics and wider religious or ethical questions. Recent winning dissertation topics are listed on the web site

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