Interdisciplinary Dissertation Completion Fellowships
Made possible by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
The two annual dissertation completion fellowships open to Harvard graduate students and offered by the Mahindra Humanities Center through a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation are intended to support work that crosses disciplinary (and even divisional) boundaries, as for example between literature or art and the natural or social sciences, or between and among the various disciplines of the humanities (the history of art, literature, philosophy, linguistics, etc.). The committee will be interested in proposals that make strong and innovative interdisciplinary connections of a kind not customary within a given discipline. These fellowships are intended to encourage scholars to expand their own disciplinary expectations, and to explore the methodologies and practices of disciplines beyond those of their home departments or programs.
The award provides a stipend plus tuition and health fees for the year. (In 2012-13 the stipend is $24, 520 and may or may not be subject to change for 2013-14). Ph.D candidates in years G4 through G6 are welcome to apply; recipients are expected to complete the dissertation in the course of the fellowship year. Dissertation Completion fellows are also expected to be in residence throughout the year.
Applicants should submit a single copy of the standard dissertation completion packet, with letters of recommendation in sealed envelopes, directly to the Mahindra Humanities Center by Wednesday, February 13. For specific guidelines, visit the GSAS website.
The Fellowships Office is located at:
1350 Massachusetts Avenue
Holyoke Center, 3rd floor