When one thinks about philosophy, popular names like Aristotle, Nietzche and Kant come to mind. For someone who is not quite familiar with the subject, it would appear that all a philosopher does is ask: why? Although is not entirely … Continued
The Newcombe Fellowships are provided to Ph.D. candidates at American institutions located in the United States who will complete their dissertations during the academic year 2020–2021. In the current Newcombe competition, at least 20 non-renewable Fellowships of $25,000 will be … Continued
Townsend Dissertation Fellowships Townsend Dissertation Fellowships are awarded to Ph.D. students whose dissertation projects significantly involve humanistic material or problems that have a significant bearing on the humanities. The purpose of the Fellowship is both to further the research of … Continued
See organizer’ page for details. This workshop will focus on the basic strategies of successfully writing a doctoral dissertation. It will cover both strategies for organizing a large research project and for writing up the results of that project. Open … Continued
See organizer’ page for details. In partnership with the Graduate Division, Sabrina Soracco will lead this workshop on how to edit and revise your dissertation. The following topics will be covered: how a professional editor works with a manuscript; how … Continued
See organizer’ page for details. Hear from a panel of experts – an acquisitions editor, a first-time book author, and an author rights expert – about the process of turning your dissertation into a book. You’ll come away from this … Continued
See organizer’ page for details. This workshop will focus on writing workflows through guided discussion on citation management, tips on finding supporting literature, and managing the research and writing process through Overleaf. Librarians will provide guidance on effective searching techniques … Continued
See organizer’ page for details. This workshop will provide you with a practical workflow for navigating copyright questions and legal considerations for your dissertation or thesis. Whether you’re just starting to write or you’re getting ready to file, you can … Continued
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
AAUW American Fellowships support women scholars who are completing dissertations, planning research leave from accredited institutions, or preparing research for publication. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Candidates are evaluated on the basis of scholarly excellence; quality and … Continued
IIS will grant a number of fellowships of up to $5,000 for graduate students who have not yet advanced to candidacy by 08/15/2019. This funding is intended to support initial fieldwork by graduate students during Summer 2019. In line with the Institute’s … Continued
The Peter Lyman Graduate Fellowship established in the memory of an esteemed UC Berkeley faculty member, provides a summer stipend to a UC Berkeley Ph.D. candidate to support the writing of his or her Ph.D. dissertation on a topic related to … Continued
The UC Berkeley Institute of European Studies and the Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation announced a competition for a Pre-Dissertation and Dissertation Research Grant for graduate students in the Social Sciences (including Anthropology, Economics, Political Science, Psychology, Law, History, Music, and Sociology) … Continued
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
In this workshop the following topics will be covered: how a professional editor works with a manuscript; how you can use the techniques of an editor to revise your own writing; and how you can diagnose and avoid common writing … Continued
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
The Woodrow Wilson Foundation has been proud to support more than 22,000 Fellows who collectively have an impressive record of scholarship, teaching, service, and public influence. Among them is a select group whose work advances the disciplines in all fields … Continued
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
The UC Berkeley Center for the Study of Sexual Culture (CSSC), in conjunction with the Center for Race and Gender (CRG), announced a dissertation workshop retreat for candidates whose dissertation research focuses on interactions of sexuality, race, and gender. The … Continued
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 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
Now that you have defended your dissertation and it has been approved, it’s time to make it available to other scholars! Dissertations are now filed electronically, so the Library can make a digital version available for the whole world to … Continued
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.
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
These workshops are presented by Graduate Division Academic Services. How to Write an Academic Grant Proposal Thursday, March 22, 2012, 3 to 5 p.m., 110T Sproul Hall This introductory workshop covers the basic principles of writing an academic grant proposal. … Continued
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
Tom Leonard and I have both been where you are: in graduate school. Mine was Cornell (Ph.D., 1988), while Tom’s was right here at Cal (Ph.D., 1973). We both know how difficult it can be to find the right time … Continued
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.