Graduate Dissertation Fellowships

Application Deadline for the 2023-2024 cycle is February 15, 2023 at 5:00 pm 

The Center for the Humanities at Tufts Dean’s Dissertation Awards provide support in the dissertation research of two doctoral students working in the humanities and the arts within the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Graduate students nominated by the following departments are eligible: English, History, and Theater, Dance and Performance Studies. 

Each fellowship offers a stipend of $22,500 (paid over a nine or twelve month period), with up to an additional $2,500 if the fellow presents research at conferences, and upon submission of a final report. Each Fellow is required to submit this report to the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences on the research completed during the fellowship. The maximum award will be $25,000.

Nominations and applications must be submitted electronically by the departments. Applications, consisting of a CV, a 1500-word research proposal, and a letter of support from the applicant’s department or program chair, should be submitted by February 15, 2023 to Courtney McDermott, Program Administrator, at

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