The International Studies Association (ISA) invites applications for a new graduate student fellowship for 2023-2024. This award is targeted at students in the later stages of their PhD program (typically the final 2 years). The fellowship is intended help students offset the costs incurred as a result of research and writing activities necessary for the successful completion of the dissertation. The ISA Dissertation Completion Fellowship is open to applicants from across the social sciences and humanities working in the broad field of International Studies.
While the fellowship is open to all eligible graduate student members of ISA, the committee particularly encourages applications from groups, genders, and nationalities that have been historically under-represented in the field of International Studies.
Applicants may request up to $5000 to cover expenses related to the costs of carrying out the final stages of dissertation research and writing. It is the committee’s sole discretion to award lesser amounts than requested, as they deem appropriate. Preference will be given to students without access to other sources of funding to assist with dissertation completion.
Funds may be used only to support dissertation completion; however, the committee takes a broad interpretation of such expenses. Examples of activities that could receive funding include (but are not limited to): transcription, short-term travel for additional field research, archival research costs, survey costs, interview costs, translation costs, copy-editing or proofreading. Living expenses, such as rent and child-care may be considered acceptable expenses, particularly if they can reduce the need to teach or take on other work to allow the proposer concentrated time for dissertation completion. The funds may not be used for payment of tuition. The applicant should make clear in their proposal how the specified activity or resource for which funding is sought will assist in the successful completion of their dissertation.
Students must submit the following for consideration:
Applications should be submitted directly to the ISA Dissertation Completion Fellowship Committee at email@example.com by October 1, 2022. The applicant's last name should be clearly specified in the subject heading.
Any questions about the application process, or the Fellowship more broadly, should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reed M. Wood, University of Essex – ChairJessica Auchter, University of Tennessee at ChattanoogaArjun Chowdhury, University of British ColumbiaKerstin Fisk, Loyola Marymount UniversityCharity Butcher, Kennesaw State University
All application materials must be submitted electronically to email@example.com on or before October 1, 2022.