The CHA offers two dissertation fellowships open to any CU Boulder PhD candidate working in the humanities and arts, campus-wide. The fellowship covers tuition for up to 5 dissertation hours per semester, mandatory student fees, student health insurance, and a stipend equal to that of a 50% Graduate Part-Time Instructor. Recipients may not hold another appointment such as a teaching or research assistantship during the fellowship period but may hold a 0% appointment such as a grader or reader.

Deadline: Monday, January 10, 2022 at 5pm MT

Doctoral students from any campus-wide department or college who have advanced to candidacy (D status) and are working in the arts and humanities. Any eligible student may submit an application with the exception of recipients of other major fellowships in the current or next academic year.

The selection committee will base their decisions on the following criteria:
1. The quality of the applicant's research project
2. The quality of the applicant’s CV (presentations, publications, awards, creative work, etc.)
3. Probability of completing the dissertation within the award period (the higher, the better)
4. Other teaching-free fellowships the applicant has already received (the fewer, the better)

Applicants must submit #s 1-7 in a single .pdf by the deadline to sharon.vanboven@colorado.edu. Item #8 should be submitted directly by its author. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.
1.Cover Letter 
2. CV
3. A copy of CU Boulder transcript (official or unofficial)
4. Proof of admission to Ph.D. candidacy (e.g. letter of admission to candidacy)
5. A synopsis of the dissertation (750 words maximum)
6. A timeline of the dissertation completion (one page)
7. Information concerning the following:
     Other research grants (internal or external) to which the applicant has applied and all other forms of financial support you have received since you have become ABD—specifically any internal and external fellowships you received or will be expected to receive to aid you in your dissertation writing and research
8. Letter of support including an evaluation statement of the dissertation and the likelihood it will be completed within the fellowship period. This should be written by a dissertation advisor or another member of the dissertation committee and be submitted directly by its author to Sharon.vanboven@colorado.edu. (750 words maximum)

Recipients will be asked to submit a letter notifying the CHA upon completion of their dissertation. In addition, by May 1, please email Sharon Van Boven a 300-600 word summary (double spaced, 12 point font) of how the fellowship year aided in furthering your dissertation research. We’d like to know the impact of the award on your research and possibly include quotations on our website or other CHA materials. If you do not want this information shared with anyone outside of the CHA, please indicate that this information is for CHA eyes only.