The Dissertation Fellowship is intended to facilitate the timely completion of high-quality manuscripts and dissertations. Stipends up to $5,000
Student eligibility criteria:
- Students have advanced to doctoral candidacy (post-qualifying/ABD). PhD FT certified students are eligible.
- Students must be defending their dissertation within the academic year and graduating May 2021.
- Primary consideration is given to students who are conducting outstanding research in their discipline and have established a notable record of scholarship during their doctoral studies.
- If awarded, recipients must attest that they will work full time on their dissertation during the period of the fellowship and will not work more than 25% effort outside of the university during that time.
- Each PhD granting department/program may nominate up to three students (unranked). All nominations will be submitted to the Graduate School Office by the acting graduate director.
Application and Submission:
Applications should include (total application not to exceed 5 pages):
- 2020-2021 Dissertation Fellowship Student Application (writable-enabled)
- A dissertation abstract (1 page)
- A narrative description of the work to be completed during the award year (1 page)
- A statement explaining how this award would enhance your research productivity.
- A detailed CV
- Clear and detailed timeline that indicates the student will finish dissertation during the academic year of the award.
- 2020-2021 Dissertation Fellowship Nomination Form (writable-enabled)
Nominations are due to the Senior Associate Dean for Research by Friday, March 13, 2020. Electronic submissions (Adobe PDF) are required and should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Save your file name as LastName_Department_Dissertation Fellowship. Please indicate “2020-2021 Dissertation Fellowship” in the subject line of your email.
The Research Funding Committee will evaluate and rank all proposals. Nominations will be evaluated by:
- Academic and research performance at Rutgers-Camden
- Originality and scholarly promise of dissertation project
- Potential impact of research
- Evidence of likely completion during the 2020-2021 academic year