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Avg. Amount Awarded
301
Days
March 17 2025
Application Deadline
2
Awarded last year
N/A
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Founders' Dissertation Fellowship

Description

The Founders' Dissertation Fellowship recognizes graduate students who show promise of significant contributions to historical scholarship. Award funds may be used for purposes directly or indirectly related to the dissertation, such as for expenses related to research, attendance at scholarly conferences, or that incurred in the preparation of the dissertation. Applicants must have membership that is current through the award year (December 31, 2024) when they submit their application. If your membership expires prior to December 31, 2024, please renew prior to applying in order to avoid disqualification. Applicants should expect their Ph.D. no earlier than December of the calendar year in which the award is made. Applicants must be graduate students who have been advanced to candidacy, are writing the dissertation at the time of application, and are engaged in scholarship that is historical in nature, though the degree may be in related fields. Current WAWH board members are not eligible to apply. Applicants must submit a summary of their dissertation project including an explanation of how the dissertation project will advance our understanding of the issue(s) under study; a survey of the major primary sources; a discussion of the historiography; a summary of research already accomplished; and an indication of plans for completion of the dissertation. One confidential letter of recommendation from a dissertation committee member is required. Please visit the award's website or contact the Western Association of Women Historians for more information.

Amount Details

$1,000
Low Amount Awarded

Eligibility Requirements

  • CheckmarkMust be a graduate student
  • CheckmarkMust attend a university
  • CheckmarkRestricted to female students
  • CheckmarkMust not be attending high school currently

How to Apply

What you'll need:

  • Checkmark Other - Summary of the dissertation project
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  • Checkmark Recommendations Or References
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Contact Jaclyn Schultz
Chair, Founders' Dissertation Fellowship (2021-2024)
jaclyn.n.schultz.phd@gmail.com