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Graduate Fellowship Programs

Graduate School Senior Doctoral Fellowship
CLA Advanced Graduate Scholar Award
Graduate Associate Fellowship
Digital Scholars Program


Graduate School Senior Doctoral Fellowship

Deadline for Spring 2015 is October 20, 2014
Download the complete application instructions

Graduate School Senior Doctoral Fellowships provide comprehensive support to advanced doctoral students pursuing research in the humanities or humanistic social sciences in any School or College at Temple. Fellows receive funding that enables them to work full-time on the dissertation for one semester. This includes a $10,000 stipend, one tuition credit, benefits, and $500 in research funding. Fellows must attend and participate in person in the bi-weekly CHAT Fellows Seminar, where they present part of their dissertation for discussion and critique.

Eligibility
Applicants must be Temple Ph.D. students in good standing who have completed all course and exam requirements for the degree and will be elevated to candidacy by the start of the fellowship term (see Graduate School Policies and Procedures 02.27.13). Recipients must complete the degree no later than one year following the academic year of the award.   Recipients must be able to attend and participate in person in the bi-weekly CHAT Fellows Seminar in order to remain eligible for the award.  Failure to attend the Seminars in person may result in a loss of the award at the discretion of the CHAT Director.  Awards made for Fall continue through the Spring term. Awards for Spring are for that semester only. Previous recipients of this fellowship, the Graduate School Doctoral Dissertation Grant, or the CLA Advanced Graduate Scholar Award are ineligible.

Application
Applications will be reviewed by faculty from outside your home discipline. When describing your project, bear in mind that you must communicate its significance to faculty from a variety of disciplines in the humanities and social sciences. Please submit:

  • A research statement (4-5 pages double-spaced, not including bibliography) describing the intellectual significance of the project. Provide an overview articulating the central ideas, problems, or questions examined by the study. Explain how the project will complement, challenge, or expand existing studies in the field.
  • A description (1-2 pages) of the current state of the dissertation and a completion timeline.
  • A current C.V.
  • One confidential letter of reference from a faculty member familiar with your research, preferably the dissertation director, sent separately by the recommender.

Send all materials as email attachments to chat@temple.edu. Direct questions about the award to Prof. Peter Logan, CHAT Director, peter.logan@temple.edu, 215 204-8567.

 CLA Advanced Graduate Scholar Award Coordination

Eligible candidates may apply simultaneously for the CLA Advanced Graduate Scholar Award. Only one application is needed. Applicants who wish to be considered for both awards should indicate so in the cover letter. Applicants may also use the same application to apply for the Graduate Associate Fellowship upon request.


CLA Advanced Graduate Scholar Award

Deadline for Spring 2015 is October 20, 2014
Download the complete application instructions

CLA Advanced Graduate Scholar Awards provide financial support to resident  doctoral students pursuing research in the humanities or humanistic social sciences in the College of Liberal Arts. Awardees receive a stipend of $7500 to work full-time on the dissertation for one semester. The award also includes one tuition credit and $500 in research funding. Four awards are made each year. Recipients must attend and participate in person in the bi-weekly CHAT Fellows Seminar, where they present part of their dissertation for discussion and critique.
                       
Eligibility        
Applicants must be CLA Ph.D. students in good standing who have completed all course and exam requirements for the degree and will be elevated to candidacy by the start of the fellowship term (see Graduate School Policies and Procedures 02.27.13). Recipients must complete the degree no later than one year following the academic year of the award.   Recipients must be able to attend and participate in person in the bi-weekly CHAT Fellows Seminar in order to remain eligible for the award.  Failure to attend the Seminars in person may result in a loss of the award at the discretion of the CHAT Director.  Awards made for Fall continue through the Spring term. Awards for Spring are for that semester only. Previous recipients of this fellowship, the Graduate School Senior Doctoral Fellowship, or the Graduate School Doctoral Dissertation Grant are ineligible.

Application
Applications will be reviewed by faculty from outside your home discipline. When describing your project, bear in mind that you must communicate its significance to faculty from a variety of disciplines in the humanities and social sciences. Please submit:

  • A research statement (4-5 pages double-spaced, not including bibliography) describing the intellectual significance of the project. Provide an overview articulating the central ideas, problems, or questions examined by the study. Explain how the project will complement, challenge, or expand existing studies in the field.
  • A description (1-2 pages) of the current state of the dissertation and a completion timeline.
  • A current C.V.
  • One confidential letter of reference from a faculty member familiar with your research, preferably the dissertation director, sent separately by the recommender.

Send all materials as email attachments to chat@temple.edu. Direct questions about the award to Prof. Peter Logan, CHAT Director, peter.logan@temple.edu, 215 204-8567.

Graduate School Senior Doctoral Fellowship Coordination

Eligible candidates may apply simultaneously for the Graduate School Senior Doctoral Fellowship. Only one application is needed. Applicants who wish to be considered for both awards should indicate so in the cover letter. Applicants may also use the same application to apply for the Graduate Associate Fellowship upon request.

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