07 September 2014

Workshop on Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Fellowships this Thursday

The Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowship for students in the humanities and social sciences offers up to $38,000 to support the final year of dissertation writing.  The Graduate School Office of Professional Development is hosting a panel session and optional proposal writing workshop to help students take control of the application process and develop a competitive application.
Panelists include:

·        Dr. Nick Bromell, Professor of English, who has served on fellowship faculty review panels
·        Dr. Emiliano Ricciardi, Assistant Professor in Music History and recipient of a Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowship
·        Heidi Bauer-Clapp, Coordinator of Grants and Fellowships, Office of Professional Development
·        Kathleen Baldwin, Coordinator of Graduate Writing, Office of Professional Development
·        Lauren Goodman, Graduate Writing Consultant, Office of Professional Development
The optional workshop (1:30-2:30 pm) will focus on developing the proposal portion of the application. Participants will have the opportunity to receive peer feedback on a proposal draft, which could include anything from the full five-page proposal to a list of bullet-points to address in the proposal. To participate in the writing workshop, bring a hard-copy of the proposal draft on Sept. 11th.
Fellowship applications are due October 22nd.  For more information see their website:

Sessions later this month will target fellowships from the American Association of University Women (AAUW) and the Ford Foundation – stay tuned!