Horowitz Foundation Dissertation Research Grants — 12/1/2018

The Horowitz Foundation for Social Policy was established in 1997 to support the advancement of research and understanding in the major fields of the social sciences, which include psychology, anthropology, sociology, economics, urban affairs, area studies, and political science. Grants … Continued

Townsend Graduate Fellowships — 11/9/2018

Townsend Dissertation Fellowships Townsend Dissertation Fellowships are awarded to PhD students whose dissertation projects significantly involve humanistic material or problems that have a significant bearing on the humanities.  More information is available on the Townsend website. The deadline is Friday, November 9, 2018. … Continued

Mellon International Dissertation Research Fellowship — 11/7/2018

The Mellon International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF) offers nine to twelve months of support to graduate students in the humanities and humanistic social sciences who are enrolled in Ph.D. programs in the United States and conducting dissertation research on non-US topics. Seventy … Continued

University of California Dissertation-Year Fellowship — 3/5/2018

The University of California Dissertation-Year Fellowship is open to doctoral students who demonstrate strong potential for university teaching and research; with backgrounds, life experiences, and/or work that contribute to diversity; and who are in their final year of dissertation work. … Continued

Lyman Fellowship — 2/1/2018

The Peter Lyman Graduate Fellowship in new media, established in the memory of esteemed UC Berkeley Professor Peter Lyman, provides a stipend to a UC Berkeley Ph.D. candidate to support the writing of their Ph.D. dissertation on a topic related … Continued

Fellowship for Social Science Dissertation Students — 1/31/2016

The Center for Engaged Scholarship, a fiscally sponsored project of Community Initiatives in San Francisco,  is accepting applications for dissertation fellowships of $25,000 each. The Center supports “scholarship that can move us to a society that is more egalitarian, more democratic, … Continued

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SSRC Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowships — 10/15/2015

The Social Science Research Council offers Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowships (DPDF) to enable early-stage doctoral students in the humanities and social sciences to formulate effective doctoral dissertation proposals for their academic departments or funding agencies. Fellows participate in two proposal preparation workshops. The … Continued

UC Mexus Grants Support Dissertation Research — 9/12/2016

UC Mexus Grants are for dissertation or final MFA projects in Mexico, about Mexico, or in collaboration with the Mexican academic and research community. Additional areas of interest include research or activities related to the Latino experience and Mexican-origin populations … Continued

Berkeley Students Recognized by NAEd/Spencer Fellowship

Four UC Berkeley students were awarded National Academy of Education/Spencer Dissertation Fellowship for their research in the field of education. Each recipient was given a $25,000 cash prize for the 2014-15 academic year and an opportunity to network with members of NAE and other senior scholars during a retreat.

File Your Thesis or Dissertation by December 20th

December 20th is the last day of the 2013 fall term to file your thesis or dissertation! Frequently asked questions (FAQ) and essential information on how to format your manuscript and file your project.

UC MEXUS Grants for Dissertation Research — 9/23/2013

UC Mexus Grants support dissertation research or MFA final projects by University of California graduate students in the areas of Mexico-Related Studies—All Disciplines, Latino Studies, United States-Mexican Relations, Critical U.S.-Mexico Issues, Mexican and Latino Topics in the Arts and Humanities. … Continued

Dissertation Writer’s Room Renovation

In June of 2010, the Doe Library and the Graduate Division opened a special place for graduate students who want to (or simply must) do some serious writing on their dissertations. Like that all-important first paragraph, it was a start. … Continued

Long Journey’s Sweet Ending

Charles Man Fong Tung was nervous and tired last December when he walked into the Graduate Degrees Office on the third floor of Sproul Hall to – at long last – file his dissertation.
He had made the required two copies, printed in the required font size on the specified archival paper, but was it perfect? What if it wasn’t? Would his years of labor be frustrated?
His worries were not uncommon among degree candidates submitting the fruits of their intellectual labor. But, like most, he did it right (even a few days before the deadline), and he could relax.