Medicine & Humanities: The Andrew Vincent White and Florence Wales White Graduate Student Scholarship, 2020–21

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 providing a monthly stipend 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.

Applications must be submitted online via Submittable by 11:59 PM (Pacific time) on the deadline date.

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, 2020.

Applicants must apply online via Submittable. Required documents include:

  • Project Title and Abstract (200 words max), including a brief statement of your research and its relation to 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 chapter from the applicant’s dissertation (no longer than 30 pages, double spaced) or the equivalent (e.g., journal article).
  • Two Letters of Reference (to be submitted through Submittable no later than April 1, 2020), including one from your dissertation advisor confirming that you will have advanced to candidacy by June 30, 2020.

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. Funds must be expended between July 1, 2020 and June 30, 2021.

For program related questions, please contact Shana Melnysyn, research grants manager, at Please include the name of the grant for which you need assistance.

For technical assistance, please contact Submittable at or (855) 467-8264, ext. 2.