External Fellowships

External Fellowships

The Division of the Humanities considers support of our doctoral students essential to the success and timely completion of the degree. External fellowship awards help students with financial support during additional quarters beyond the five year Division of the Humanities fellowship period, develop grant-writing skills, and enhance their curriculum vitae for the subsequent job search.  External awards, sponsored by either a public or private agency in a national competition, confer distinction on the student. 

To encourage doctoral students to apply for external funding, those students who receive a competitively awarded external fellowship should contact the Dean of Students office at humdos@uchicago.edu*.  
 
The Associate Dean of Students will meet with students to determine the benefits of each option and consider the following factors: academic progress, teaching obligations, and financial implications.
 
In a conversation with the student, the Dean of Students office will determine whether a student may:
(1) hold the outside award as a supplement to the Division of the Humanities fellowship up to the total combined award of the Division of the Humanities fellowship amount plus $5,000 (supplement);
OR
(2) defer the Division of the Humanities fellowship awarded in the admission offer for up to one year. 
 

Divisional Summer Stipends and External Summer Awards

Students who receive an external fellowship that is awarded explicitly for the summer term and who are eligible for a Division of the Humanities summer stipend may hold both awards concurrently. 
 
*Students who fail to report any outside funding are subject to the University's area disciplinary system.
 

Contact Us

Office of the Dean of Students
humdos@uchicago.edu
773.702.1552