Mildred and Herbert Weisinger Dissertation Fellowship
THIS FELLOWSHIP WILL NOT BE OFFERED FOR 2021
The Mildred and Herbert Weisinger Dissertation Fellowship will be awarded to a graduate
student who has advanced to candidacy and is working on a dissertation that bears
high scholarly promise but that might be delayed without financial assistance. One
fellowship of $ 10,000 will be awarded.
Departments and programs with graduate students at the dissertation stage may each nominate one (1) candidate.
Each nomination must be made by the student's Graduate Program Director (GPD). Each nomination should include:
- A letter of nomination from the Graduate Program Director (GPD) detailing (1) the high scholarly promise of the dissertation project and (2) evidence of exceptional financial need. If there is a conflict, the Department Chair can provide this nomination letter in lieu of the GPD.
- A short summary of the nominee's status as a graduate student. This should include the date of admission, year of study, date of advancement to candidacy, and expected date of completion of the doctoral degree.
- Dissertation abstract, or similar summary of the project. This should be geared toward a general audience.
- Letters of support from (1) the student's advisor, (2) the Department Chair and (3) another program faculty member.
- The student's C.V.
Eligible students will be expecting to graduate the December of the year of the award, or after. Students expecting to graduate for the current Spring or Summer semester are not eligible.
* Please Note: Beginning in 2019, this fellowship will be paid as a bi-weekly fellowship payment through Research Foundation payroll, with the option of electing fellow health insurance benefits .
2020: Meghan Buckley, English
2019: Hyunah Baek, Linguistics
2018: Jamie Sommer, Sociology
2017: Suzan Walters, Sociology
2016: Anusha Shankar, Ecology & Evolution
2015: Jennifer Rollins, Ecology & Evolution
2014: Marta Kondratyuk, Cultural Analysis & Theory
2013: Benjamin Schachtman, English
2012: David Fernandez-Sobrado, Anthropological Sciences
2011: Alice Elder, Anthropological Sciences
2010: Landon Frim, Philosophy
2009: Eran Shor, Sociology
2008: Richard Tyson Smith, Sociology
2007: Anna Sher, Sociology
2006: Matthew Mahler, Sociology; Maya Shanbhag, Comparative Studies