2020-2021 PhD Program in History Dissertation Fellowships
The PhD Program in History is now delighted to begin accepting applications for all three dissertation fellowships:
1) The Judith Stein Dissertation Fellowship
The Ph.D. Program in History offers an annual Judith Stein Dissertation Fellowship to a student writing a dissertation in any field of history. The award is for one year and carries a stipend of $25,000. To be eligible a student must be beyond the fifth year and must have “Advanced to Candidacy.” The fellowship is made possible by a generous bequest from the estate of Professor Judith Stein. Applicants must submit a cover letter, the dissertation proposal and a letter of recommendation from the advisor. Both the cover letter and advisor’s recommendation must attest that the student has already made substantial progress toward completion of the dissertation and plans to use the fellowship to finish up.
2) The National Society of Colonial Dames in the State of New York Dissertation Fellowship
Ph.D. Program in History Level 3 students who are currently working on their dissertations in U.S. history may apply for The National Society of Colonial Dames in the State of New York Fellowship. The NSCDNY has generously funded an award since 1967. More information about the National Society may be found at http://www.nscda.org. This one-year fellowship has a stipend of $7,000. Applicants must be conducting research toward a doctorate in any period of American history. Letters of application for this fellowship must include the title of the dissertation, name of advisor, extent of research to date, estimated timetable for completion and defense, a copy of the dissertation proposal, and a letter of recommendation from the student’s advisor. Only students who have been “Advanced to Candidacy” and have had their proposals approved are eligible.
3) The E.P. Thompson Dissertation Fellowship
The Ph.D. Program in History offers an annual E.P. Thompson Fellowship in United States History to a dissertation-level student whose work is informed by E.P. Thompson’s approaches to history. The award is for one year and carries a stipend of $20,000. Only students who have been “Advanced to Candidacy” and have had their proposals approved are eligible. The fellowship is named for Professor Edward Palmer Thompson (1924-1993), the distinguished British historian, in honor of his impact on U.S. historians. It is awarded annually to the CUNY doctoral student whose work best exemplifies the standards of scholarship exhibited by Professor Thompson in his pioneering works of social, intellectual, and political history. Applicants must submit a copy of the dissertation proposal, a brief statement describing how their dissertation is in a genre associated with Professor Thompson’s work and relates to the project of social history, and a letter of recommendation.
Please email everything to me by April 20th. Results will be announced via email in mid-May. These awards are for Fall 2020, so you must be registered for the Fall semester by May 15th. (Registration begins April 28th.)