REEI Mellon Dissertation Write-up Fellowship

REEI Mellon Dissertation Write-up Fellowship (one semester)

The REEI Mellon Dissertation Write-up Fellowship is intended to support one semester of full-time dissertation writing in which the recipient will not be engaged in other employment. The fellowship will be granted on the basis of the scholarly potential of the applicant, the quality and scholarly importance of the proposed work and its importance to the development of scholarship in the REEI region. Heavy emphasis will be placed on the recommendation of the applicant's dissertation advisor in regard to the prospects for the applicant to complete and defend the dissertation at the end of the one semester fellowship or soon thereafter.

Eligibility: Must be a graduate student conducting doctoral dissertation research on the Russian East European region and nearing completion of his or her doctoral program in any field. Applicants will have completed all course work, passed all required preliminary examinations, received approval for their research proposal, and completed all formal components of their dissertation field research or data collection.

Award: Stipend of $7,500 and a College of Arts and Sciences fee remission in either the Fall and Spring semester.

Application: A completed application should include:

  • Application cover sheet.
  • Proposal explaining topic of dissertation and plan for completion (no more than 5 pages, double spaced).
  • Bibliography (no more than 2 pages).
  • Publications list (optional and no more than 2 pages).
  • One reference letter from dissertation advisor.
  • One additional reference letter.
  • Unofficial transcript of graduate record.

All application materials must be submitted by March 1 of each year.

Download the application cover sheet