Eligible applicants for the 2023 Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship must be candidates for Ph.D. degrees in any field of study in the humanities and social sciences at accredited graduate schools in the United States. Candidates working on D.Min., law, Psy.D., Ed.D. and other professional degrees are not eligible, have completed all pre-dissertation requirements fulfilled by the application deadline November 15, 2022, including approval of the dissertation proposal, 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, must expect to complete the dissertation between April 1, 2024 and August 31, 2025, have never held a similar national award for the final year of dissertation writing. Applicants who have won such awards as the AAUW, Ford, NAEd/Spencer, Mellon/ACLS, or Mellon-CES fellowship are not eligible, be in a humanities or social science department, writing on topics where ethical or religious values are a central concern.