Funding: Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship Program (DPDF)

The Graduate Center has recently partnered with the Social Science Research Council (SSRC) to provide up to eight Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowships to GC students in the social sciences and the humanities.

Application deadline: October 15th, 2015

Application Workshop:
Professor Duncan Faherty (English, Director of the Early Research Initiative) will be leading a workshop with SSRC staff for prospective student fellowship applicants on September 11, 2015, from 11:00-12:00 in the President’s Conference Room (8201.02). If you would like to attend the workshop, email gcarchivalgrants [at] gmail [dot] com to RSVP by September 8, 2015.

From the Provost:

The DPDF Program is an interdisciplinary training program that helps early-stage doctoral students formulate their dissertation research proposals for external funding agencies.  The DPDF provides students with up to $5,000 for pre-dissertation exploratory summer research, preceded and followed by intensive multi-day workshops where students participate in proposal critique and writing sessions.  In the workshops, fellows work with faculty mentors and students from other disciplines and institutions, so as to introduce them to theories, literatures, methods, and intellectual traditions of disciplines outside of their own.

GC DPDF fellows will receive additional mentoring and support through workshops and training sessions at the GC. Additionally, 2016 GC DPDF fellows will have to demonstrate by February of 2017 that they have applied for at least one additional external fellowship award to support their dissertation research.  More information about the program and eligibility can be found through the links below.

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