Application Deadline Near for Phi Kappa Phi Dissertation Fellowship Program

Alyssa Perez
Nov 18, 2019

Phi Kappa Phi is currently accepting applications for its Dissertation Fellowship Program until Nov. 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 Nov. 30 deadline including approval of the dissertation proposal.

FenskeRachel“I am extremely honored and grateful to be selected to receive the Phi Kappa Phi Dissertation Fellowship,” said Rachel Fenske, a 2019 Dissertation Fellow. “As I prepare to complete my thesis, I am all the more confident I will be able to do so with the assistance of the dissertation fellowship. Phi Kappa Phi has been a foundation of beneficial resources for me throughout my doctoral journey. I find it incredibly humbling that they will be able to support me through this final stretch to my defense by way of a dissertation fellowship.”

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 give 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.

The deadline to submit an application is Nov. 30, and recipients will be notified by March 1, 2020. For full eligibility requirements and application instructions, visit