Deadline: Monday, February 18, 2013
The GSAS International Travel Fellowship is open to Ph.D. students in the Arts and Sciences who will have completed all of the requirements for the Ph.D. degree except the dissertation by September 1, 2013 and who will not be beyond their seventh year of study in 2013-14. Travel Fellowships provide funding for international travel (outside of the United States) that is necessary for the completion of the dissertation. The funds may not be used for research in residence at Columbia.
A second competition, for the Lurcy Fellowship, is available for Ph.D students who meet the above eligiblity requirements and who will travel to conduct research in France only. The GSAS Travel Fellowship committee reviews and makes all decisions concerning both fellowships. The application requirements are listed below.
All awards are for the 2013-2014 academic year. Students may apply for a one-semester or an academic year award.
So that the maximum number of students as possible can be funded, GSAS requires that recipients the GSAS International Travel Fellowship and the Lurcy Fellowship who are offered a full external travel award for the academic year must accept the external award. If, however, the external award is not as generous in stipend as the GSAS Travel Fellowship or the Lurcy Fellowship, GSAS will supplement the stipend up to the level of the GSAS or Lurcy Fellowship.
The terms of the GSAS Travel Fellowship and the Lurcy Fellowship prohibit grantees from holding teaching assignments concurrently.
All applications must be submitted online. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered. Please read the directions and information carefully for the online application. Applications must include the following items. The applicant must upload all items electronically with the exception of the letters of recommendation, which are uploaded by the recommenders.
- Completed GSAS online fellowship application.
- A GSAS transcript.
- A project proposal. A maximum of three single-spaced typed pages, which should include a justification of your need to travel and a specific discussion of your research plans during the period of the grant. Please do not submit a copy of your departmental dissertation prospectus. Proposals will be read by an inter-departmental faculty committee and should emphasize the potential of your research to make a contribution to your particular field and to scholarship in general.
- A statement of your language preparation for research abroad. On a separate sheet of paper, please comment on the language(s) needed to carry out your research and your proficiency in each.
- A schedule for completion of research and writing. Please be as specific as possible.
Applicants can only apply for one of the following terms only:
• 2013-2014 academic year (Fall and Spring)
• Fall 2013 semester
• Spring 2014 semester
- Two letters of recommendation. Recommenders must submit their letters of recommendation electronically. All recommendations should specifically endorse your proposed research project and your travel plans. When the applicant enters the name and email of recommenders, the recommenders will automatically receive a letter with a link with the upload information.
- A budget proposal. The budget proposal should include anticipated living costs, travel expenses, and a project allowance. The project allowance is for items such as books, photocopying, archive access fees, videotapes, film, etc. The project allowance is not intended for permanent items such as computers or cameras. The maximum budget amount is $23,750.