As in previous years, the GAC will rank the department's dissertation year fellowship applications before faculty write full letters of recommendation. Students who, in consultation with their advisor, decide to apply, should complete the on-line form using the COAS link below, by Monday February 21. Advisors should complete the form that was emailed to them and send it to Kathy, also by Monday February 21. Shortly afterwards the GAC will inform applicants (and their advisors) whether or not they have been ranked in the first three. For successful applicants, advisors and another committee member should submit their letters of recommendation on-line, following the procedure described below.
The Graduate Division of the College of Arts and Sciences invites graduate programs to nominate their most outstanding Ph.D. or M.F.A. candidates for the 2011-2012 College of Arts and Sciences Dissertation Year Research Fellowships. Stipends for the dissertation year fellowships are $18,000 each. These fellowships enable advanced students to engage in focused work leading to the completion of their dissertations or thesis projects. These fellowships do not include fee remission. Fellowship winners are expected to devote full time to research. Please make this information available to interested students as well as notify students of any internal department deadlines or practices regarding the nomination process.
Only Ph.D. candidates and M.F.A. candidates are eligible. Doctoral nominees must be formally advanced to Ph.D. candidacy by the nomination deadline. Nominations must include: the nomination form (submitted by the student online), two letters of recommendation submitted online, and the department’s ranking. All nominations and supporting letters of recommendation must be submitted online February 1-March 1, 2011.
Students begin the nomination process by completing and submitting the online form available here:
https://coas3.coas.indiana.edu/coasadmin/CICada/DissertationFellowships/ResearchFellowshipNomination.cfm . Students will need their ten digit university student ID number to proceed. Students are responsible for providing their letter of recommendation writers the following link along with their network ID (username not ten digit student ID number) for the online submission of letters of recommendation, https://coas3.coas.indiana.edu/coasadmin/CICada/DissertationFellowships/SubmitFellowshipRecommLetter.cfm . One of the supporting letters must be written by the director of the dissertation or thesis. The student nomination and letter of recommendation forms are also available by visiting, http://college.indiana.edu/graduate/office/awards.shtml#s4 and selecting College of Arts and Sciences Dissertation Year Research Fellowships.
Selection criteria include demonstrated academic excellence, proposed use of fellowship funds, and potential for significant research contributions. Awards will be announced in April.
If you have questions concerning the fellowships or the competition, please contact Assistant Director NaShara Mitchell in Kirkwood Hall 207 (856-3687 or firstname.lastname@example.org).