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university of colorado fellowships

PhD funding by the Philosophy Department is described in the Graduate Program Description. In addition to internal funding, graduate students are eligible for fellowships from the University of Colorado, some of which are awarded only to incoming PhD students and some of which are for current PhD students. Candidates are typically nominated by the department, and awards are made through a campus-wide competition.

CU Fellowships for Incoming Graduate Students

CHA/College of Arts & Sciences Fellowship

The objective of these fellowships is to recruit outstanding new students for graduate study in the humanities and the arts within the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Colorado at Boulder. The fellowship will cover tuition, fees, and insurance plus a stipend equivalent to a 50% (.4 FTE) Graduate Part-Time Instructor appointment for the first year of graduate study. In addition, students receiving these fellowships will be named Center for Humanities and the Arts Graduate Scholars and Artists. The Graduate Scholars and Artists Program will include a convocation dinner hosted by CHA and invitations to all CHA events. Students receiving a fellowship will normally receive departmental support after the fellowship period, and those who pursue a doctoral degree at CU will be encouraged to compete for a Thomas Edwin Devaney Dissertation Fellowship to provide support during their final year. Recent recipients: Abigail Gosselin (2003-4), Mary Krizan (2003-4), Amandine Catala (2006-7)

Chancellor's Graduate Fellowship Program

This is perhaps the university's most prestigious award for incoming graduate students, intended to attract outstanding graduate students to the university. Selected students receive a stipend of $20,000 for two academic years and a full waiver of all tuition and fees. Students admitted to a PhD program who are nominated by their department compete on a campus-wide basis for this award. The Philosophy Department has had two of its nominees win this award in the recent past, though they chose to go to other graduate programs.

Thomas Edwin Devaney Fellowship

The objective of these fellowships is to recruit outstanding new students for doctoral graduate study in the humanities and the arts within the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Colorado at Boulder.The fellowship will cover tuition, fees, and insurance plus a stipend equivalent to a 50% (.4 FTE) Graduate Part-Time Instructor appointment for the first and second years of graduate study. In addition, new students receiving these fellowships will be named Center for Humanities and the Arts Graduate Scholars and Artists. The Graduate Scholars and Artists Program will include a convocation dinner hosted by CHA and invitations to all CHA events. Students receiving a fellowship will normally receive departmental support after the fellowship period, and those who pursue a doctoral degree at CU will be encouraged to compete for a Thomas Edwin Devaney Dissertation Fellowship to provide support during their final year. Recent recipients: Kendy Hess (2003-4, 2004-5), Jay Lynch (2004-5, 2005-6), Scott Wisor (2005-6, 2006-7).

Graduate School Diversity Fellowship

These are awarded to underrepresented first-year graduate students who demonstrate high academic promise. Their purpose is to increase the diversity of the graduate student body at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Only students with U.S. citizenship and permanent residents are eligible. The amount of each award is $2,500. Nominations are submitted by the departments in February.

CU Fellowships for Current PhD students

There are four University of Colorado fellowships available to currently enrolled PhD students across campus. In most cases, the department is asked to nominate students for a campus-wide competition; our students regularly win these fellowships, which enable them to work on their dissertations without having teaching duties.

George F. Reynolds

The George F. Reynolds fellowships are among the most prized awards offered by the Graduate School. George F. Reynolds, a teacher, scholar, humanist and philanthropist, who died in 1964, bequeathed funds for these yearly, self-perpetuating fellowships for outstanding graduate students in the humanities.The fellowship award is equal to the stipend for a Graduate Part Time Instructor and a tuition waiver for five hours. The fellowship period is one academic year.

According to the rules of the fellowship, each department in the humanities may nominate one student for this award. All eligible students in our department will automatically be considered as possible nominees.The department's nominee will be contacted by the Associate Chair for Graduate Studies in early March.

Thomas Edwin Devaney Dissertation Fellowship

The objective of these fellowships is to assist students working in the humanities and the arts within the College of Arts and Sciences in the continuance and completion of their doctoral program. Devaney Dissertation Fellowships are equivalent to the stipend for a Graduate Part-time Instructor (50% time, .4FTE) and a tuition waiver for five hours. In addition, these students are named as Graduate Student Fellows in the Center for Humanities and the Arts; as such, they would be invited to be full participants in the work of CHA. Departments will nominate 1-2 students to compete for this award. Selection generally takes place in April. Past recipients include Matt Tedesco (2003-4), Abby Goselin (2005-6), Peter Higgins (2007-8), Jason Wyckoff (2008-9), Kelly Weirich (2014-15).

Emerson/Lowe Dissertation Fellowship

The College of Arts and Sciences, University of Colorado at Boulder, administers the Emerson and Lowe Dissertation Fellowships in the Humanities. The purpose of the fellowship program is to provide outstanding PhD candidates in the Humanities with financial support to assist in the process of completing their doctoral dissertations. Emerson and Lowe fellowships will provide full support for a full academic year. This award is the equivalent of a stipend, fees, insurance, and tuition remission (for either resident or non-resident) for the academic year. The number of awards will thus depend upon the residency status of the awardees. Recent recipients include Dan Demetriou (2007-8), Mary Krizan (2008-9).

Brown/Ricketts/Udick Graduate Fellowship

Twenty years ago, AAUW branch member Lydia Brown left a bequest of $7,000 to the branch to help "worthy graduate women at CU." Since then, AAUW members Elizabeth Ricketts and Berny Udick have added gifts to the grant fund. Each year, the Boulder Branch provides several monetary awards from the interest from this endowment to University of Colorado graduate women. The Udick provides only partial support for one semester only; hence, recipients of this award continue to teach for that semester.

Criteria: Woman resident of Colorado and studying at the University of Colorado at the Master's or Doctoral level. Applications are accepted in the early spring for those who will be completing their graduate work NOT before May of 2009.

CHA Graduate Fellow Program

Each year, the Center for Humanities and the Arts chooses a theme for the Center, and invites applications from faculty members and graduate students who will participate in a year-long seminar having to do with that theme for the year. Four graduate students are selected each year to be graduate fellows of the center, which includes financial support for one semester. This year, the Center will provide $6000 in support for graduate student fellows. Recent graduate fellows from the philosophy department include Jason Hanna (2005-6) and Audra King (2006-7).

For a description of the Center theme for 2008-9, visit here. The theme for 2009-10 will be announced some time in November, with proposals due by February 2009.

University of Colorado Fellowships for Professional Development

Provost's Fellowships in the Library

Each year five outstanding CU-Boulder graduate students are awarded with a fellowship of $2500 to support their work with a faculty mentor in the libraries and to provide them with the opportunity to expand their understanding and appreciation of library faculty careers in postsecondary institutions.

Provost's Fellowships in Technology

Each year five outstanding CU-Boulder graduate students receive a fellowship of $2500 to support the creation of a digital media-based project. The project must be deployable in the classroom and must advance the teaching of some aspect of the Fellows’ discipline in a unique and useful way. The Provost’s Fellow for Technology collaborates with an off-campus faculty mentor throughout all stages of the project.


external fellowships

External Fellowships for Incoming PhD Students

This is a very partial list of external fellowships, awarded by national organizations to support outstanding PhD students nationwide. More fellowships can be found at the Center for Humanities and the Arts' funding page, which also provides advice about how to apply for external funding.

Ford Foundation Diversity Fellowships

The Fellowship makes approximately 60 Predoctoral Awards at $20,000 per year for up to three years. For eligibility and application information, go to http://national-academies.org/fellowships

Jacob K. Javits Fellowship Program

This program provides fellowships to students of superior academic ability – selected on the basis of demonstrated achievement, financial need, and exceptional promise – to undertake study at the doctoral and Master of Fine Arts level in selected fields of arts, humanities, and social sciences.

Andrew W. Mellon Fellowships in Humanistic Studies

Eighty-five fellowships (stipend of $14,750 plus tuition and mandated fees) available for one academic year to graduating college seniors and recent graduates preparing to begin full time studies towards a Ph.D. Online application available after completing pre-screeening request at http://www.woodrow.org/mellon. Early December deadline.

External Fellowships for Graduate Study and Dissertation Research

Andrew W. Mellon/ACLS

The ACLS sponsors a fellowship program, the Andrew W. Mellon/ACLS Early Career Fellowships, which will provide support for young scholars to complete dissertations and, later, to advance their research after being awarded the Ph.D. Stipend for 2009-10: $25,000, plus funds for research costs of up to $3,000 and for university fees of up to $5,000.

Berlin Program for Advanced German and European Studies (Freie Universtät, Berlin)

Awards fellowships for doctoral dissertation research as well as for postdocs.

Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst/German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

The German government sponsors a variety of fellowships ranging from support for intensive summer language study in Germany to full one-year funding for dissertation work at a German university. This is an invaluable resource for anyone intending to study the history of philosophy, especially for German authors like Kant, Hegel, etc.

Ford Foundation Diversity Fellowships

The Fellowship makes the following annual awards:
* Approximately 60 Predoctoral Awards at $20,000 per year for up to three years.
* Approximately 35 Dissertation Awards at $21,000 for one year
* Approximately 20 Postdoctoral Awards at $40,000 for one year
For eligibility and application information, go to http://national-academies.org/fellowships

More fellowships can be found at the Center for Humanities and the Arts' funding page, which also provides advice about how to apply for external funding.


funding for travel for research or conferences

Limited funding is available in the Philosophy Department to support graduate student travel to conferences where they will be giving a paper.

Eaton Graduate Student Travel Grant

The Center for Humanities and the Arts (CHA) is pleased to announce its semi-annual competition for graduate student travel grants. Ten awards of $500 will be awarded on a competitive basis for graduate students in the humanities and arts to support travel to conferences where they will present a paper or, for those in the arts, where the student will perform or display their work. All applications from MA and Ph.D. students will be considered; however, the excellence of the project will be the main criterion for selection. CHA will award four travel grants during the fall semester, and six grants will be available for travel occurring in the spring and summer.




  

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