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Dissertation Fellows Program

Each academic year, the Center selects up to four graduate students for the CDD Dissertation Fellows Program. Fellows must be enrolled in a College of the Liberal Arts department or program and meet the eligibility requirements of the Humanities Initiative Dissertation Release program. Their dissertation also must reflect the CDD's concern with civic life and the character and quality of public discourse.

CDD Dissertation Fellows Program will receive a one-semester (fall or spring) release from teaching and a $1000 research grant that can be spent on travel, books and supplies, and other expenses related to their research.  They also will participate in a faculty-led Dissertation Writing Group and have access to office space in 328 Pond.  In return, CDD Dissertation Fellows are expected to participate in Center activities and present their research at a public colloquium during the spring semester.  Since Dissertation Fellows are appointed on assistantships, they also are expected to remain in residence, and the Humanities Initiative Dissertation Release requires that they also participate in the Graduate Exhibition held each spring.

For more information on the CDD Dissertation Fellows Program, visit the following:

Current CDD Dissertation Fellows
Apply to be a CDD Dissertation Fellow