The Graduate Student Dissertation Support grant offers funds to support dissertation work for UC PhD students in the humanities and humanistic social sciences. Support may include travel expenses for dissertation research, supplies such as books or copies directly related to the dissertation topic, and fees for summer institutes likely to advance the dissertation (such as language or theory programs). Funds may not be requested for rent or other regular living expenses.
Final awards for all of our grants are contingent upon available funding. Funding must be spent in accordance with all applicable UC rules and regulations.
Applications must be submitted online via FastApps by 11:59 PM (Pacific time) on the deadline date.
Applicants must be UC humanities and humanistic social science PhD students in good standing who have advanced to candidacy and completed at least one chapter of their dissertation. Applicants must apply online via UCHRI’s FastApps system. Required documents include:
Preference will be given to students with a substantial portion of their dissertation already completed.
The proposed budget is made up of two elements:
Funds are for the direct support of dissertation research and may not to be used for student fees and tuition, non-expendable equipment such as computers or video cameras, or conference travel to professional meetings to disseminate research. Funding is for the 2018-19 academic year.
Please indicate if the UCHRI dissertation support grant will be supplemented by other forms of support. If so, briefly state previous and current awards, grants and fellowships, including the title, date, and amount of the support.
For program-related questions, please contact Shana Melnysyn, Competitive Grants Officer at email@example.com
For technical assistance with FastApps, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please include the name of the grant you are applying for in the subject line of your email.