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Edward P. Nolan Fellowship

This fellowship was established in memory of the late Edward P. Nolan, Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of Colorado from 1966 to 1994. An award of $1,000 will be awarded, on a competitive basis, to a graduate student in English to support innovative and outstanding scholarship and teaching. For example, awards may be made to support travel to research institutions or to conferences to read papers.

Qualifications

  • PhD or MA student in English.
  • Special consideration will be given to those doing research in the medieval or modern period, and to Ph.D. candidates, in particular those whose progress might be delayed because of financial and familial responsibilities. However, the excellence of a given research project is the main criterion for consideration.
  • Applicants must have a graduation date no earlier than December 2017. 
  • Awards will be distributed and applied to the student’s Fall 2017 tuition bill.

Submission Guidelines
Click here to download the application and more information about this fellowship. All materials must be submitted electronically to gsengl@colorado.edu by 3PM on Wednesday, March 8, 2017

2017 Winner: Allison Shelton

 

The Ruth Murray Underhill Award

The Denver Woman’s Press Club will once again award the Ruth Murray Underhill Scholarship. This cash award, established in 1985, is given to a female graduate student in the University of Colorado Boulder Creative Writing Program. Funds are applied directly to tuition.

The scholarship winner will be notified once the decision has been made. The scholarship recipient will be expected to write a note of thanks to the donor, as well as a short paragraph about interests, classes and writing, one semester after receiving the award.

Qualifications

  • Female graduate student in the Creative Writing program.
  • Good standing in the program with satisfactory degree progress.
  • Applicants must have a graduation date no earlier than May 2018.

Submission Requirements

  • A manuscript of 25 pages or less.
  • Manuscripts must have no extraneous comments, marks, or grades on it. The manuscript should not contain the applicant’s name.
  • Cover sheet with applicant name, student number, and manuscript title.
  • All materials must be submitted electronically to gsengl@colorado.edu by 3PM on Wednesday, March 8, 2017

2017/18 Winner: Natalie Sharp

 

Jovanovich Imaginative Writing Graduate Award

The Creative Writing Program Announces the Jovanovich Imaginative Writing Awards Competition. The Jovanovich prize is an annual award for excellence in poetry, fiction, playwriting, or nonfiction prose. Two awards of $1,000 each will be awarded, to be applied to student tuition.

The scholarship winner will be notified once the decision has been made. The scholarship recipient will be expected to write a note of thanks to the donor, as well as a short paragraph about interests, classes and writing, one semester after receiving the award.

Qualifications

  • Applicants must be Creative Writing graduate students.
  • Applicants must be enrolled full-time and in good academic standing.
  • Applicants must not be graduating earlier than Spring 2018.

Submission Requirements

  • One (only) of the following: three poems, one short story, a piece of creative non-fiction, or a segment of a stage or screenplay.
  • All creative works must be titled and formatted as they would appear in publication.
  • No extraneous marks, grades, names or other identifying information should be included.
  • Insert a header with the name of the award in the upper right corner of each page.
  • Insert page numbers (e.g. page 1 of 5) in the lower right corner of each page.
  • Save your submission as a PDF titled: YourLastName_Jovanovich
  • All materials must be submitted electronically to gsengl@colorado.edu by 3PM on Wednesday, March 8, 2017

​2017/18 Winners: Heather Cohen and Rushi Vyas

 

Robert Manford Tobin Jr. Graduate Scholarship

This scholarship benefits students in the College of Arts and Sciences. The scholarship was generously established by Adrianne Wonnacott in memory of Robert Manford Tobin, Jr. Rob, a CU Boulder Business graduate, was always creating, be it written stories or natural photography; even painting, drawing and music. Rob was a dedicated teacher in all aspects of his life, leading by example with integrity and perseverance and through joy and wonder at the world around him. The amount of $1,000 will be awarded to the best creative writing story, and will be applied to the student’s Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 tuition ($500 each semester).

The scholarship winner will be notified once the decision has been made. The scholarship recipient will be expected to write a note of thanks to the donor, as well as a short paragraph about interests, classes and writing, one semester after receiving the award.

Qualifications

  • Applicants must be Creative Writing graduate students.
  • Applicants must be full-time students and must remain in good academic standing for the duration of the award (Fall 2017 and Spring 2018).
  • Applicants must not be graduating earlier than Spring 2018.
  • Preference will be given to residents of Colorado.

Submission Requirements

  • Submit a short story (5-10 pages, typed, double-spaced) titled and formatted, as it would appear in publication.
  • No extraneous marks, grades, names or other identifying information should be included.
  • Insert a header with the name of the award in the upper right corner of each page.
  • Insert page numbers (e.g. page 1 of 5) in the lower right corner of each page.
  • Save your submission as a PDF titled: YourLastName_Tobin
  • All materials must be submitted electronically to gsengl@colorado.edu by 3PM on Wednesday, March 8, 2017

​2017/18 Winner: Christine Becker

 

The Dick Shahan Graduate Fellowship

The Dick Shahan Graduate Fellowship is awarded to an English Department graduate student to assist in completing his or her graduate program/degree. Funds may be used to cover expenses associated with pursuing a creative project and/or conducting research (for example, travel to an archival location). Fellowships are offered to students in one of four specific graduate student groups, alternating each year: 1) PhD students who have completed everything but the dissertation; 2) PhD students in the first 1-3 years of the program; 3) MFA students; and 4) MA students. One $500 fellowship will be awarded.

Qualifications

  • Applicants must be English PhD students in their first 1-3 years of the program

Submission Requirements

  • Submit a summary paragraph about your creative work/project
  • Submit a paragraph about what you hope to accomplish
  • All materials must be submitted electronically to gsengl@colorado.edu by 3PM on Wednesday, March 8, 2017

​2017 Winner: Josette Lorig

 

William Markward Dissertation Fellowship

The Markward Dissertation Fellowship will release the recipient from a full semester of teaching (recipient’s choice of the Fall 2017 or Spring 2018 semester) and will be awarded on a competitive basis. The award is equivalent to the pay and benefits of a 50% GPTI appointment (salary, tuition remission and insurance contribution).

Qualifications

  • English PhD student in post-comprehensive exam “D” status who will be in their third, fourth, or fifth year of study during the 2017-18 academic year.
  • Applicants must be enrolled full-time and in good academic standing.

Submission Requirements

  • Cover sheet including the student’s name, email address, name of Dissertation Director, and the title of the dissertation
  • A brief description of the dissertation including progress made and the anticipated date of completion
  • A letter of endorsement from the applicant’s Dissertation Director
  • All materials must be submitted electronically to gsengl@colorado.edu by 3PM on Wednesday, March 8, 2017

2017/18 Winner: Deven Parker

 

Hager English Fellowship
Folsom Scholarship in English

Rebecca Knoettge Memorial Scholarship

Each of these awards are $2,000 and are being awarded to support English PhD students in their doctoral studies. Each award will be distributed and applied to the student’s Fall 2017 tuition bill.

Qualifications

  • English PhD student in pre-comprehensive exam “C” status during the 2017-18 academic year.
  • Applicants must be enrolled full-time and in good academic standing.

Submission Requirements

  • Submit a one-page summary of how this award will be used to support your doctoral studies.
  • All materials must be submitted electronically to gsengl@colorado.edu by 3PM on Wednesday, March 8, 2017

​2017/18 Hager English Fellowship: Josette Lorig

2017/18 Folsom Scholarship in English: Stephanie Couey

2017/18 Rebecca Knoettge Memorial Scholarship: Cayla Eagon

 

PhD DUMB (Dissertation Underutilized Monetary Benefit) Grant

The DUMB Grant provides funds to PhD students to enable them to continue researching and writing their dissertation. The grant can be used for things such as conference registration fees, travel to a conference, institution research fees, photocopying charges, etc. Two (2) grants, each in the amount of $2,500, will be awarded to two different students. Each award will be distributed and applied to the student’s Spring 2017 tuition bill.

Qualifications

  • PhD students in post-comprehensive exam “D” status, registered continually for 3 or 5+ dissertation hours as required by the Graduate School Rules.

Submission Requirements
All applications must include:

  • A current resume
  • A detailed explanation of the importance of this grant for your dissertation research
    • Maximum of one page, typed and single-space
  • A typed, detailed budget of expected expenses
  • If traveling, include destination and dates
  • All materials must be submitted electronically to gsengl@colorado.edu by 3PM on Wednesday, March 8, 2017

​2016/17 Winners: Rebecca Schneider and Allison Shelton

 

PhD SURF (Summer University Recognition Fellowship) Grant

The SURF Grant provides funds to PhD students over the summer to enable them to continue researching and writing their dissertation. The grant can be used for things such as ongoing writing and editing over the summer, travel to destination(s) necessary for dissertation research, institution research fees, photocopying charges, etc. Two (2) grants, each in the amount of $6,000, will be awarded to two different students. Each award will be distributed and applied to the student’s Spring 2017 tuition bill.

Qualifications

  • PhD students in post-comprehensive exam “D” status, registered continually for 3 or 5+ dissertation hours in both the Spring and Fall 2017 semesters.

Submission Requirements
All applications must include:

  • A current resume
  • A detailed explanation of the importance of this grant for your dissertation research
    • Maximum of one page, typed and single-spaced
    • Include the current status of your dissertation and progress you expect to make over the summer
  • A typed, detailed budget of expected expenses (if traveling)
  • If traveling, list destination and dates
  • All materials must be submitted electronically to gsengl@colorado.edu by 3PM on Wednesday, March 8, 2017

​2016/17 Winners: Nodin De Saillan-Olsen and Grace Rexroth

 

PhD WAR (Windfall Archival Research) Grant

The WAR Grant provides funds to PhD students to conduct research for their dissertation. The grant can be used for things such as travel to archives, lodging during travel, institution research fees, scanning, photocopying and printing charges, etc. Two (2) grants, each in the amount of $2,000, will be awarded to two different students. Each award will be distributed and applied to the student’s Spring 2017 tuition bill.

Qualifications

  • PhD students in post-comprehensive exam “D” status, registered continually for 3 or 5+ dissertation hours as required by the Graduate School Rules.

Submission Requirements
All applications must include:

  • A current resume
  • A detailed explanation of the importance of this grant for your dissertation research
    • Maximum of one page, typed and single-spaced
  • A typed, detailed budget of expected expenses
  • If traveling, list destination and dates
  • All materials must be submitted electronically to gsengl@colorado.edu by 3PM on Wednesday, March 8, 2017

​2016/17 Winners: Conny Cassity and Rogelio Garcia