The Ph.D. Program in History

at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York

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Jan. 06 Schomburg Archival Dissertation Fellowship


Deadline for Applications: Tuesday, January 6, 2015, 5pm
The Schomburg Archival Dissertation Fellowship will be awarded to a student in any field of the humanities or social sciences who will significantly gain from an academic year in residency at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. While in residence fellows will participate in bi-weekly seminar meetings of the Schomburg Scholars-in-Residence Program and will receive access to office space and a computer. Of particular interest are interdisciplinary dissertations that treat some significant aspect of the African Diaspora, including the culture and history of African Americans, and that draw from the specific collections of The Schomburg Center. Fellows will deliver a public lecture about their projects in the spring of the award year. The fellowship provides a stipend of $22,000 and covers in-state tuition.
Eligibility Requirements and Guidelines

  • Students must be registered or on an approved leave of absence during the 2014-2015 academic year to be eligible to apply. For your application to be considered, you must be officially advanced to candidacy (level III) with a completed “Advancement to Candidacy for the Doctoral Degree” form on file in the Registrar’s Office by January 6, 2015.
  • A student holding a five-year fellowship from the Graduate Center (e.g., Enhanced Chancellor’s Fellowship, MAGNET Fellowship, WAC Fellowship, or CUNY Science Scholarship) may not hold a dissertation fellowship concurrently with the five-year award. A student with a five-year award may apply, but if selected for a dissertation fellowship she/he will have to choose between the five-year fellowship funding and the dissertation fellowship funding.
  • A student holding a Graduate Center fellowship that is not part of a five-year award (a freestanding Graduate Assistantship A, B, C, or D) may apply for the dissertation fellowships but, if offered an award, the total funding (Graduate Assistant salary plus Dissertation Fellowship stipend) may not exceed $35,000.
  • Dissertation Fellowships are intended for students who expect to complete the dissertation during 2015-2016 award year. Fellowship recipients are required to be registered during the award year. Students who qualify for the Ph.D. in time for an October 2015 degree are not eligible to receive funding.

If you are planning any travel as part of your research, the university requires you to have travel insurance. No funds can be disbursed without the requisite forms on file with the Office of the Vice President for Students Affairs. The following link provides complete details:
Students must have IRB (Institutional Review Board) clearance before beginning research with human subjects and IACUC clearance before commencing research with animal subjects.

For application components and application instructions click here