Terms: This award is meant to help a student in the Division of the Humanities advance his or her doctoral academic work by spending twelve months studying in Paris, France. One fellowship will be awarded annually to a student in the Division. The award will provide full tuition and a stipend of $25,000. (Please note, for students who are still in the initial period of funding, this award will defer rather than replace Divisional funding for a year.)
Eligibility: Each department may nominate up to two students. Students must have completed all course work, language requirements, and qualifying examinations by the time of nomination. Students who have been admitted to candidacy are eligible. However, since the award may be used to support a student during the period when the dissertation proposal is being developed, an approved proposal is not required.
Application: (1) a general essay from the nominee (three to five pages, double spaced) describing the purpose of the twelve-month stay in Paris and its relation to the student's doctoral work; (2) a curriculum vitae (CV); and (3) at least two letters of recommendation: a departmental letter from the chair or director of graduate studies, as appropriate, and a second letter from a University of Chicago professor who has taught the nominated student and can write in support of the proposed project. Transcripts will be provided by the Dean of Students office.
Deadline: Nominations are due to the Dean of Students office, Walker 111, in early spring quarter.