Dear Level III Graduate Center Students:

The Graduate Center Dissertation Fellowship Competition deadline is Wednesday, January 17, 2018, by 12:00 noon.  Attached are the complete application instructions and materials (including award descriptions).  For your convenience, the application cover sheet is also attached separately in word and pdf format.

2018-19 GC Dissertation Fellowship Application Eligbility, Guidelines, and Instructions

2018-19 GC Dissertation Fellowship Application Cover Sheet

2018-19 GC Dissertation Fellowship Application Cover Sheet

The Dissertation Fellowship Competition is open to level III Graduate Center doctoral students in the Humanities, Social Sciences, and Sciences (with the exception of Audiology and Nursing).

Applicants must complete a brief portion of the application via student web and then email their completed application (cover sheet, proposal, bibliography, cv, transcript) as a single PDF or Word document to  A letter of reference must be provided by the applicant’s adviser. Reference letters should be emailed by faculty members to the same email address by January 17.  Students must submit materials using their Graduate Center email address.

The application consists of the following materials:

  1. Cover sheet and completion of student web portion
  2. Proposal
  • 9-page project description, including a 150-word abstract.
  • 1-page selected bibliography
  1. Two-page curriculum vitae
  2. Current Graduate Center transcript  (Students may submit the unofficial student copy that can be printed from banner.)
  3. One letter of reference to be submitted to by your adviser (due on January 18, 2017)

Please read the attached application for complete instructions, including eligibility guidelines and terms of the fellowship.

If you have questions, please contact Rachel Sponzo at