Dissertation Writing Fellowship Application Components
If selected as a department nominee, your application will be reviewed by a 9-person committee made up of three humanities, three social science, and three science faculty members. Each nominee will ultimately be responsible for submitting the following components to GSAS Fellowships via an award portal on November 4. Please note that each department has its own nomination procedures which may or may not require the following items for its internal deadline. Only students nominated by the department will be required to submit their application via the GSAS Fellowships portal. Nominees will receive further instructions after the department nomination deadline on October 8.
1. Short Answers
i. Dissertation Progress Report
- 500-750 words. Identify the components of your dissertation that have been completed.
ii. Schedule for Dissertation Completion
- Max 500 words. Describe what still needs to be completed, including a timetable of dates for the completion of each component, and how this can realistically be completed during the fellowship year.
2. Dissertation Summary
- Max 1000 words. Header Format: Student Last Name, First Name, Department, N-Number.
- Should be written for educated readers, but not experts in your field or members of your department (i.e. NYT readership level). Identify the dissertation’s research question, thesis, methodology, and broader significance.
3. Curriculum vitae (c.v.)
4. NYU Transcript
- Unofficial transcripts can be viewed and printed from Albert. Navigate to the “My Academics” section of the Student Center to generate. Select “View my unofficial transcript” from the dropdown bar and be sure your pop up blocker is off on your browser.
5. Two Letters of Reference
- To be uploaded into the application portal by the reference writer. Note: Be aware of your department's internal deadline(s) when communicating with your letter writers. One letter must be from your thesis advisor.
- Must assess the general quality of your graduate work, expected contribution of the dissertation to the discipline, and prospects for its publication in whole or in part.