Deadline: Friday, March 1, 2013
Note: THIS IS A FINAL YEAR DISSERTATION WRITING FELLOWSHIP. Applicants should expect to defend by the end of the award period or shortly thereafter.
The Lindt Fellowship is open to registered GSAS students in the Social Science departments within the Arts and Sciences, namely: Anthropology, Economics, Political Science and Sociology (History students do not qualify for the Lindt Fellowship but are eligible to apply for the Whiting Dissertation Fellowship). The purpose of the Lindt Fellowship is to enable exceptionally well-qualified candidates for the Ph.D. to complete the writing of their dissertations during the period of the award. Thus, a Lindt Fellowship will not be awarded for the purpose of conducting research, either at home or abroad.
To be eligible, students must have been awarded the M.Phil. degree prior to the fellowship deadline; must not be beyond their seventh year of study at the time of the award;* and must have completed all research for the dissertation before September 1st of the award year. Preference will be given to candidates who, in the judgment of the selection committee, can realistically expect to defend the dissertation before the end of their tenure as fellows.
*If there is any uncertainty about a student's year of study, either the student or the department should contact Kerry Gluckmann, Director of Financial Aid, at email@example.com prior to submitting the application.
The terms of the Lindt Fellowship prohibit grantees from holding teaching assignments or any other position concurrently. Lindt recipients are not eligible for other GSAS fellowships, including Core Preceptorships, after holding a Lindt Fellowship.
Please note: In order to fund the maximum number of GSAS students possible, GSAS requires that Lindt award recipients who are offered a full outside dissertation fellowship for the academic year must accept the other award. However, if the other award is not as generous in stipend as the Lindt, GSAS will supplement the stipend up to the level of the Lindt.
All applications must be submitted through the GSAS online application. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.
Please read all the directions below and those accompanying the online application. Complete applications must include the following materials to be uploaded by the applicant.
- GSAS transcript.
- Curriculum vitae (2 page maximum).
- Project proposal: The project proposal is a description of the project, with working title, not to exceed three double-spaced, typed pages (maximum word count: 1,400 words). Please note that members of the selection committee are from various disciplines. Without sacrificing substance, the project proposal must be accessible to readers who are not expert in the subject.
- Detailted timetable for completing the dissertation.
- Two letters of reference. Recommenders must submit their letters of recommendation electronically. Applicants enter the name and email address for their recommenders into the on-line system, which will email to the recommenders the link for uploading letters. It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure that recommenders are given ample time to submit recommendations by the deadline.
- The recommenders should describe in what ways the dissertation project is of exceptional merit (both within and beyond the discipline) and should endorse, with a fair degree of specificity, the proposed timetable for completion.
- One of the letters of recommendation must be from the dissertation sponsor.
- Each recommender should comment on drafts of chapters already written.
Please contact Kerry Gluckmann at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions related to the fellowship or the application process.