Proposals must demonstrate high standards of scholarship. A review committee will select candidates to receive the Pruitt Dissertation Research Fellowship based on the overall quality of applications. Evidence of the potential significance of the research, promise of future impact in the candidate's area of geographical specialization, and professional involvement will be considered. Need is also considered in the final round of the selection process.
The Academy offers three types of dissertation research fellowships: The Birgit Baldwin Fellowship in French Medieval History, the Schallek Fellowship, and Medieval Academy Dissertation Grants. The Baldwin Fellowship provides a grant to support a graduate student in a North American university who is researching and writing a significant dissertation for the Ph.D. on any subject in French medieval history that can be realized only by sustained research in the archives and libraries of France. It may be renewed for a second year upon demonstration of satisfactory progress. Because of the renewable nature of the fellowship, applications are solicited on a biannual basis. The Schallek Fellowship provides a one-year grant to support Ph.D. dissertation research in any relevant discipline dealing with late-medieval Britain (ca. 1350-1500). Medieval Academy dissertation grants support advanced graduate students who are writing Ph.D. dissertations on medieval topics. The grants help defray research expenses such as the cost of travel to research collections and the cost of photographs, photocopies, microfilms, and other research materials.
Dissertation Research Fellowship (DRF) | South Asia Studies
The Gender, Justice, and Environmental Change (GJEC) Program, in the Center for Gender in Global Context (GenCen), is pleased to announce two fellowships for MSU graduate students for the 2014-15 academic year. Generous funding provided by MSU's Graduate School has allowed for the development of four $10,000 fellowship opportunities in the following categories:
GJEC Dissertation Research Fellowship
Eligibility for Dissertation Research Fellowship: Ph.D. students at MSU who have completed all requirements for their degree with the exception of their dissertation research. Applicants must have dissertation projects that focus on the gender dimensions of environmental and/or agricultural change.
GJEC Dissertation Completion Fellowship
Eligibility for Dissertation Completion Fellowship: Ph.D. students at MSU who have completed all requirements for their degree program including dissertation research. Applicants must graduate by Spring 2015, and their dissertations must focus on gender as it relates to environmental and/or agricultural change.
Students must apply for the fellowships .
Funding must be used during the 2014-15 academic year.
Application requirements for GJEC Dissertation Research Fellowship:
Completed Application Form with Research Budget
Copy of Approved Departmental Dissertation Proposal
Five-page (double-spaced) Executive Summary of the Dissertation Proposal
Letter of Recommendation from Dissertation Committee Chair
Application requirements for GJEC Dissertation Completion Fellowship:
Completed Application Form
Five-page (double-spaced) Summary of the Dissertation Research
Letter of Recommendation from Dissertation Committee Chair, including statement of when you are likely to finish your dissertation
* Funding will first be applied to any outstanding MSU bills, including MSU short-term loans, tuition bills, etc.