Archive for the 'Dissertation Write-Up' Category

University of Virginia Woodson Predoctoral Fellowship

Deadline: December 1, 2012 Length: 2 years Comments: For advanced PhD students “whose work focuses on Africa and/or the African Diaspora”; “fellowship is open to qualified candidates without restriction as to citizenship or current residence” URL:

University of Hong Kong Society of Scholars in the Humanities Fellowship

Deadline: March 10 in 2010; [scheme is under review; no positions in 2012] Length: 2 years Comments: “The Scholarships are intended for researchers early in their careers to conduct innovative research”; in 2010 scholarships were awarded in the following 4 fields: Linguistics, Philosophy, Music (including Composition and Ethnomusicology), and Comparative Literature (including Film Studies); the […]

American Musicological Society Hampson Fund for Research on Classic Song

Deadline: August 15 Length:¬†monetary award Comments: “The fund is dedicated to fostering editions and scholarship on classic song in all its contexts (including American song, contemporary song, etc.), as well as new and innovative technologies for promoting and understanding classic song via interactive media and the Internet”; “proposals from graduate students writing dissertations, independent scholars, […]

American Anthropological Association Minority Dissertation Fellowship in Anthropology

Deadline: February 15 Length: 1 year Comments: “Dissertation topics in all areas of the discipline are welcome”; must be a U.S. citizen and “a member of an historically underrepresented ethnic minority group, including, but not limited to: African Americans, Alaskan Natives, American Indians or Native Americans, Asian Americans, Latino/as, Chicano/as, and Pacific Islanders”; must have […]

University of Heidelberg Postdoc in East Asian Studies

Deadline: Interviews will start immediately until positions are filled Length: 2 years with possible 1-year renewal Comments: Theme is “Asia and Europe in a Global Context: Shifting Asymmetries in Cultural Flows”; for doctoral candidate or PhD; “preference will be given to topics with a strong linguistic focus” URL: (H-Net posting)

Yale Pettit Doctoral Fellowship in LGBT Studies

Deadline: January 15, 2013 Length: 1 year Comments: To support “a dissertation in LGBT Studies, with lesbian studies as its focus” URL:

Hiram Dissertation Fellowship for Minority Students

Deadline: “Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled” Length: 1 year, renewable up to a total of 3 years Comments: “Preference will be given to a [liberal arts] discipline strongly connected with academic programs at Hiram”; “candidates must be citizens of the United States, and members of one of […]

Kenyon Yarbrough Teaching Dissertation Fellowship

Deadline:¬†review begins December 15 Length: 1 year Comments: Open to the following fields: “African and African American Studies, American Studies, Anthropology, Art, Art History, Asian Studies, Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Classics, Dance, Drama, Economics, English, Environmental Studies, History, Humanities, International Studies, Legal Studies, Mathematics, Modern Languages and Literature, Music, Neuroscience, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Public Policy, […]

Boston College Dissertation Fellowship in African & African Diaspora Studies

Deadline: January 22 in 2010 Length: 1 year Comments: “Scholars working in any discipline in the Humanities or Social Sciences with projects focusing on any topic within African and/or African Diaspora Studies are eligible. We seek applicants pursuing innovative, preferably comparative, projects in dialogue with critical issues and trends within the field.” URL: (ad […]

McNeil Center for Early American Studies Dissertation Fellowships (multiple)

Deadline: February 1 Length: Various (one semester to 13 months) Comments: Several dissertation research and write-up fellowships at MCEAS at Penn URL: