PhD funding by the Philosophy Department is described in the PhD Program page. 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.
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)
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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).
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Fellowship makes approximately 60 Predoctoral Awards at $20,000 per year for up to three years.
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.
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 2015-16: $30,000, plus funds for research costs of up to $3,000 and for university fees of up to $5,000.
Awards fellowships for doctoral dissertation research as well as for postdocs.
The funds are to be awarded to individual graduate students by the administration of the graduate programs on each designated campus, to support their research or other scholarly and creative work.
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.
Through its Fellowship Programs, the Ford Foundation seeks to increase the diversity of the nation’s college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, to maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and to increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.
The P.E.O. Scholar Awards program, established in 1991, provides educational awards for women who are pursuing a doctoral level degree at an accredited college or university.
Limited funding is available in the Philosophy Department to support graduate student travel to conferences where they will be giving a paper.
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.