Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowships
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About the Program

Supports a year of research and writing to help advanced graduate students in the humanities and related social sciences in the last year of PhD dissertation writing.  The program encourages timely completion of the PhD and is open to scholars pursuing humanistic research on topics grounded in any time period, world region, or methodology. Applicants must be prepared to complete their dissertations within the period of their fellowship tenure and no later than August 31, 2022. 


Applicants must be PhD candidates in a humanities or social science department in the United States; have completed all requirements for the PhD except the dissertation (i.e., obtained ABD status) by the application deadline; be no more than six years into the degree program at the time of application (this includes time spent earning an MA within that program); not currently hold or have previously held a dissertation completion fellowship; have not previously applied for this fellowship more than once.

Award Amount/Award Period

$35,000, plus funds for research costs of up to $3,000 and for university fees of up to $5,000 for 1 year.

Application Deadline

October 27, 2021.

Award Type

Graduate Fellowship

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Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowships