Applicants cannot be a sitting Phi Kappa Phi board member, divisional vice president, member of the Dissertation Fellowship Award committee or Society employee at the time of application or announcement.
*Please note applicants should not hold other doctoral degrees; this should be their first doctoral program.
Funds can be used for living expenses and/or expenses directly related to writing, including release time from teaching.
Selection is based on applicant letter addressing how the award will contribute to the completion of the dissertation, answer to prompt explaining significance of the original research, 300-word abstract, CV and certification/endorsement by the dissertation chair. (The endorsement letter is automatically emailed to the address listed for your dissertation chair and must be received before the application deadline.)
Award recipients are required to submit a W-9 to the Society. Based on this award type and eligibility criteria, the Society will not issue a 1099-MISC to the recipient. However, award proceeds may be taxable to the recipient depending on various factors. Recipients should consult with their tax advisor regarding the taxability of award payments.
* Foreign persons, including nonresident aliens, must
provide Form W-8 BEN. Depending on the award type and the information provided,
Phi Kappa Phi may be required to withhold 30% of the award for tax purposes per
Internal Revenue Service regulations.