Mellon-CES Dissertation Completion Fellowship

Applicants must be eligible for GTA funding for the semester they will be on Fellowship support. Thus, the following students cannot apply for the Thesis & Dissertation Completion Fellowships:

Thesis & Dissertation Completion FellowshipsDeadline for Applications: February 24, 2017

Endowed by the Krupp Foundation, Dissertation Completion Fellowships support Harvard doctoral students in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and MIT doctoral students in the social sciences as they complete their dissertations. Please note that Harvard PhD candidates at the Graduate School of Design (GSD) are eligible to apply provided their proposal has the support of a CES-affiliated faculty member. Only in exceptional circumstances, doctoral students in law, design, government, and education can be considered if the case applies.


2010-11 Dissertation Completion Fellowship recipients

Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion FellowshipFor more detailed information, see the  website.

The Department of English will award two “Thesis & Dissertation Completion Fellowships” to be taken during Spring 2017. These fellowships offer one semester of tuition, fees, and stipend support – without teaching obligations – for outstanding MFA or PhD students who have made significant progress in their theses or dissertations, and whose theses or dissertations show exceptional creative or scholarly promise. The fellowships for Spring 2017 will go to one MFA and one PhD student for whom 2016-2017 is their final year of funding.


Applicants must be eligible for GTA funding for the semester they will be on Fellowship support. Thus, the following students cannot apply for the Thesis & Dissertation Completion Fellowships:Dissertation completion fellowships can be broadly categorized into the following types: interdisciplinary, thematic, discipline-based, residential, and teaching. Below is a sample list of fellowships that Notre Dame students have applied for – this list is by no means exhaustive of the opportunities available. Students are encouraged to check for more opportunities related to their research and eligibility.