Grad School Hosts Fall 2020 Seminars Pertinent to CLA

Faculty Grad

The Graduate School is hosting seminars this semester which have particular interest to the CLA. They include the following: 

Mellon/ ACLS Dissertation Fellowship Info Session

Thursday, September 3, 12:30 – 1:30 pm 

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Dr. Valerie Popp, the Senior Program Officer for the Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Fellowship, will present on the requirements and benefits of the fellowship as well as provide insights for how to create a competitive application. There will be time for questions and answers as well. The Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Fellowship provides a stipend during the final year for PhD students in social sciences and humanities and there are no citizenship requirements for the fellowship.

Ford Foundation Fellowship Information Sessions 

Two sessions are planned to disseminate the same content: 

Come learn tips for successful applications for the prestigious Ford Foundation Fellowship, which emphasizes diversity and the applicant’s goal to become a faculty member. The fellowship is offered at three levels: predoctoral, dissertation, and postdoctoral – both graduate students and postdocs are welcome to attend! Note: US Citizenship is required for the Ford Foundation Fellowship.

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships

Three night session webinars to help first and second year grad students in sociology, political science, communication, anthropology, linguistics, and history/philosophy of science apply for the three years of funding: 

Please note that US citizenship is required for the NSF GRFP Fellowship. 

National Science Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant (NSF DDRIG)

PhD students in archeology, biological anthropology, cultural anthropology, human environment and geographical sciences, linguistics, sociology, and political Science may apply for the NSF DDRIG grant to receive funding for research supplies and travel for their dissertation research. There are no citizenship requirements for the NSF DDRIG. 

Resources for the NSF DDRIG are available on the Fellowship and Grant Writing Resources Page: 

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