The Katharine Turner Dissertation Fellowship is designed to enable doctoral candidates in the Department of English working in the field of American Literature to finish writing their dissertations.
The recipient will receive a cash award of approximately $13,000 (disbursed 1/2 in Fall and 1/2 in spring) in addition to tuition and health insurance costs.
Applicants who want to be considered for the Katharine Turner Dissertation Fellowship must upload one PDF document containing a letter of application (including a work plan for the proposed year of support), a curriculum vitae, a two-page description of the dissertation explaining its significance to the field, and a letter of support from the dissertation chair that addresses the applicant's strengths and potential to complete the dissertation in a timely manner.
The Awards Committee will also consider the following criteria when reviewing for the fellowship: 1) how expeditiously the student has progressed through the program; 2) has the student adhered to the PhD Timeline; 3) how many chapters of the dissertation have been written; 4) has the student presented at conferences or published in journals; 5) is it likely that the student will graduate by the end of the fellowship.
Results of the competition will be announced in March.
If you have any questions, please contact Sheila Luna.
2020-2021 Jerome Clark
2019-2020 Celina Osuna
2016-2017 Myungsung Kim
2015-2016: Kerri Slatus
2014-2015: Samuel Estabrooks