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Dana-Allen Dissertation Fellowship in the Humanities


The Dana-Allen Dissertation Fellowship provides a one-semester stipend of approximately $7,000 plus tuition and benefits.  The competition, sponsored by the Institute for Research in the Humanities, is open to Ph.D. students in the humanities or in the humanistically-oriented social sciences.  The fellowship is made possible through a generous bequest to the University of Wisconsin-Madison from the Chicago artist Eugene F. Dana (B.S. 1936) and named for Mr. Dana and Glenn R. Allen. Fellowships are typically awarded once every other year, more often if funds permit.

Applicants must have had their dissertation proposals accepted and may be at any stage in the dissertation process.

To apply: The competition is held in January.  Application is by departmental nomination only.  Submit the following materials to Jane Williams:  copy of graduate transcript (an unofficial copy will suffice); a 8-page maximum statement of the dissertation project (description, chapter outline, summary of work accomplished to date, and a plan of work to be undertaken during the fellowship term); sample chapters (if available); a letter of support from your dissertation advisor; and one other letter of support.  The Fellowships and Scholarships Committee chooses the department’s nominee.

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