The Dana-Allen Dissertation Fellowship provides a one-semester stipend 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. 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 November. Application is by departmental nomination only with a departmental deadline in October. Submit the following materials to Leslie Abadie: 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 and a letter of support from your dissertation advisor. The Fellowships and Scholarships Committee chooses the department’s nominee.