Summer Pre-Dissertation

This summer award provides support to outstanding GSAS doctoral students in the humanities and social sciences for the purpose of summer language study and/or preliminary dissertation research or fieldwork. Preference will be given to goals or projects that help advance the applicant to readiness for developing and implementing the eventual dissertation. It is ordinarily for students in the summer following the G1 year or G2 or G3, and is intended for students still at an early stage in the development of the dissertation -- prior to having an approved prospectus. The award is merit-based; financial need is not a consideration. Please be aware that GSAS can only offer 24 awards in this fellowship category, and we typically get around 80 applications. Planning for the summer should not be based on an assumption of receiving this award

This fellowship involve a two-stage application involving a ranking by the HAA Department and then review by the GSAS Fellowships Office. 

Applications are submitted in CARAT for departmental review by JANUARY 30.
Once review, the applications are automatically forwarded to GSAS for their review in early February.

Notification for this fellowship is typically late-April.

For information about application contents and requirements, please visit the GSAS Fellowships Office website.