Medicine & Humanities: The Andrew Vincent White and Florence Wales White Graduate Student Scholarship, 2017-18

Grant Overview

Description: The Andrew Vincent White and Florence Wales White Scholarship will be awarded to one or more regularly enrolled full-time UC graduate students working in appropriate fields. The award is intended to help students complete the writing of their dissertations by provides monthly stipends that supports living expenses, research related costs, and partial school fees, if necessary. Please note that the amount will not cover a full year’s worth of fees and tuition.

Who Can Apply: UC doctoral students in the humanities and humanistic social sciences working on a medicine-focused dissertation project
Award Amount: Up to $20,000
Application Opens: November 4, 2016 (online via FastApps)
Application Deadline: March 3, 2017 (11:59 pm PST)
Awards Announced: May 2017 (expected)
Funding Source: UCHRI/UCOP

Final awards are contingent upon available funding. Funding must be spent in accordance with all applicable UC rules and regulations.

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Application Details

Potential applicants must be current full-time UC humanities/theoretical social science PhD students pursuing medicine-focused dissertations and who will have advanced to candidacy by June 30, 2017.

Applicants must apply online via UCHRI’s FastApps system. Required documents include:

  • Project Title and Abstract (200 words max), including brief statement of your research and its relation to in humanities/theoretical social science and medicine
  • Project Description (2,000 words max), which can be a variation of your prospectus, including a description of your research and how it relates to humanities/theoretical social science and medicine as well as how the funding will help advance your field and your own dissertation progress
  • One or Two Chapters from the applicant’s dissertation (no longer than 30 pages, double spaced) or the equivalent (e.g., journal articles)
  • Two Letters of Reference (to be submitted through FastApps no later than April 7, 2017), including one from the your dissertation advisor confirming that you will have advanced to candidacy by June 30, 2017  

Students will be based at their home campuses; the scholarship is not a residency at UCHRI. Preference is given to students who are more advanced in their PhD dissertation research and writing.

For program related questions, please contact Suedine Nakano, Program Officer, at

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