Graduate Student Fellowships

The Center for the Humanities at Washington University is pleased to offer a fellowship opportunity for WashU graduate students writing dissertations in humanities disciplines. Graduate students who are not actively participating in a mentored teaching or mentored research experience with the Office of Graduate Studies (OGS) in Arts & Sciences will be eligible for a Center for the Humanities Graduate Student Fellowship, which offers a $5,000 stipend for the one-semester fellowship period. During the 2024–25 academic year, the center will offer several Graduate Student Fellowships, split between the fall semester and the spring semesters.

The students awarded the Graduate Student Fellowship will be active members the center’s community of fellows, which offers an intensive, interdisciplinary intellectual environment in which the Graduate Student Fellows can discuss their research with the Faculty Fellows and other Graduate Student Fellows in residence. The students will also be provided with a working space at the center (including a computer) during the period of the fellowship. 

In order to be eligible for the Graduate Student Fellowship, the applicant should be a graduate student in good standing in a WashU humanities department, and he or she must not be actively participating in a mentored teaching or mentored research experience with OGS for the semester of his or her fellowship at the center. Students must not be engaged in any type of teaching or research assistantships during their fellowships. (Questions about allowable activities may be directed to the director of the humanities center.)

Fellowship snapshot

Dates are for applications during the 2023–24 academic year, for fellowships the following year.

Application deadline: April 12, 2024

Fellowship announcement: May 8, 2024