Graduate Student Fellowships

The Center for the Humanities at Washington University is pleased to offer a fellowship opportunity for WU graduate students writing dissertations in humanities disciplines. Graduate students who are not actively participating in a mentored teaching or mentored research experience with the Graduate School of 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 2020–21 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 WU humanities department, and he or she must not be actively participating in a mentored teaching or mentored research experience with the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences 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

Application deadline: April 15, 2020, 12 pm CDT

Fellowship announcement: May 1, 2020