The Ph.D. Program in History

at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York


The Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships– Deadline 11/15

The Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships are designed to encourage original and significant study of ethical or religious values in all fields of the humanities and social sciences, and particularly to help Ph.D. and Th.D. candidates in these fields complete their dissertation work in a timely manner. In addition to topics in religious studies or ethics (philosophical or religious), dissertations appropriate to the Newcombe Fellowship competition might explore the ethical implications of foreign policy, the values influencing political decisions, the moral codes of other cultures, and religious or ethical issues reflected in history or literature.

The Newcombe Fellowships are provided to Ph.D. and Th.D. candidates at American institutions located in the United States who will complete their dissertations during the academic year 2022-2023. In the current Newcombe competition, at least 21 non-renewable Fellowships of $30,000 will be awarded for 12 months of full-time dissertation writing; in addition, Fellows’ graduate schools will be asked to waive tuition and fees, while maintaining health insurance for Newcombe Fellows. Successful candidates will be notified, and the public announcement of all new Fellows will be made in spring 2022.

Changes to the 2022 Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships

  • Prior applicants who did not receive the award when they first applied may reapply if their revised timeline meets Newcombe Fellowship guidelines for completion and defense.
  • Candidates will ideally expect to complete and defend their dissertation before August of the fellowship year. Recognizing, however, that various factors may affect a Fellow’s defense/graduation timeline, the Newcombe Fellowship allows leeway of up to one academic year after the academic year for which the fellowship is granted.
  • All of 2022 Newcombe Fellows will receive an increased award of $30,000.

The Institute for Citizens & Scholars was formerly known as the WW National Fellowship Foundation.


Deadline to apply: November 15, 2021

Contact Info: Jeré Hogans, Program Officer at Institute for Citizens and Scholars