March 1 (if this falls on a weekend, deadline is 4 pm the following Monday)
The Fellowship is intended to support the students' completion of their dissertation. It is expected that Fellowship recipients will dedicate themselves full-time to working on their dissertations. Priority will be given to those nominees who, in the opinion of the Faculty Awards Committee, will have a high probability of completing the dissertation during the academic year of the award.
(1) Only the Chair of the Dissertation Committee may nominate a student. Given the competitive nature of the award, Dissertation Chairs are requested to present the case for their nominee in some detail, recognizing that the persuasiveness of their arguments will be central in advancing the nomination. The letter of nomination should address each of the following five points, elaborating where appropriate:
Dissertation Chairs should submit the Nomination Letter electronically to the Associate Dean of Students (email@example.com) on or before the March 1st deadline date
(2) Nominated students should submit the following application materials electronically to the Associate Dean of Students (firstname.lastname@example.org) on or before the March 1st deadline date:
*Due to the competitive nature of this fellowship, students are advised to indicate whether they are willing to be considered for a Summer Dissertation Development Grant if they are not chosen for the Dissertation Fellowship, and, if so, how they would use such funds.
(3) Students should deliver one copy of their official transcript to the Graduate Office on or before March 1st
Nomination Letters and application materials are reviewed by the Faculty Awards Committee and recipients will be announced by the Graduate Office no later than March 31st (or the following Monday if this falls on a weekend).