Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship

Offers Support for Study of Ethical and Religious Values

Deadline: November 14, 2008
Amount: $24,000.00 per year


The Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships are designed to encourage original and significant study of ethical or religious values in all fields of the humanities and social sciences, as well as to help Ph.D. candidates in these fields complete their dissertation work in a timely manner.

In addition to topics in religious studies or in ethics (philo- sophical or religious), dissertations appropriate to the Newcombe Fellowship competition might explore the ethical implications of foreign policy, the values influencing political decisions, the moral codes of other cultures, and religious or ethical issues reflected in history or literature.

The Newcombe Fellowships are provided to Ph.D. candidates at institutions in the United States who will complete their dis- sertations during the fellowship year. Fellows may not have held a similar national award for the final dissertation year, nor may they have previously applied for the Newcombe Fellowship.

In 2009, twenty-nine fellows will receive $24,000 for twelve months of full-time dissertation writing; in addition, their graduate schools will be asked to waive tuition and/or remit some portion of their fees.

Complete program guidelines are available at the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation Web site.