Apply for a Phi Kappa Phi Dissertation Fellowship by November 30

Hannah Breaux
Nov 15, 2018

Phi Kappa Phi is currently accepting applications for its Dissertation Fellowship Program until Friday, November 30. Ten fellowships of $10,000 each will be awarded.

Introduced in 2014, the program is designed to support doctoral candidates who are writing their dissertations. To be eligible, applicants must be an active Phi Kappa Phi member in the dissertation writing stage of doctoral study. All pre-dissertation requirements should be met by the November 30 deadline including approval of the dissertation proposal.

“Receiving the Phi Kappa Phi Dissertation Fellowship is a huge benefit to my graduate career,” said Morgan F. Smith, a 2018 Dissertation Fellow. “With these funds, I can dedicate myself to writing for the coming year, finish my dissertation promptly, and begin the next phase in my academic career.”

The selection process for a dissertation fellowship examines how the fellowship will contribute to the completion of the dissertation, the significance of original research, and endorsement by the dissertation chair. Recipients will receive $10,000 to apply toward 12 months of dissertation writing.

The dissertation fellowships are part of the Society’s robust portfolio of award programs which gives nearly $1 million each year to outstanding members through graduate fellowships, study abroad grants, funding for post-baccalaureate development, and grants for local, national and international literacy initiatives.

To learn more about the program, including full eligibility requirements and applications instructions, click here. The deadline to apply is November 30, 2018.

If you have questions, contact Kelli Partin, awards manager, at