Dissertation Fellowships 2015 Movies

  • This page is for dissertation fellowships for 2014-15 (including research fellowships, dissertation completion fellowships, and other predoctoral opportunities).

See previous years' pages: Dissertation Fellowships 2012-13 AND Dissertation Fellowships 2013-14.

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AAUW Dissertation FellowshipEdit

  • Deadline: November 15, 2013
  • Any idea what the odds are on this?  Aside from bad, I mean.
  • Any idea when we might hear back? I can't find a date on the website, and it was one of the earlier deadlines, so I was thinking we might hear soon, but I don't know.
    • APRIL 15, 2014. Notification of awards mailed to all applicants. Fellows and Grantees posted on AAUW’s website at www.aauw.org. AAUW is not able to honor requests for earlier notification.
    • 3/27/14: Anyone heard anything at all about early rejections?
    • 4/2/14: I haven't heard anything about early rejections yet.  Has anyone application been updated in the online portal, where the recommendations are listed?  What a long wait!
  • Applied (Dissertation)? x11
  • applied x2 to the "international" competition
  • 4/7/14: WoC, applied for the dissertation fellowship and I havent heard anything about early rejections yet.  My application status still says "recommended"
  • 4/8/14: Mine does too (just says "recommended). Ugh, only a week to go I guess...kind of agonizing, though probably ridiculous to hope since the odds are so bad on this one! (x6)
  • Has anyone heard anything?  I know, I know...patience is a virtue and they'll be posting the recipients online tomorrow, but I suspect that recipients may have already received emails letting them know?  I find it a bit ridiculous that, obviously, they have already selected their gals, but we have to wait until exactly on Tax Day to find out who received what (for $40 an application, they could at least have a less arbitrary "reveal" date).
  • 4/14/14: Nope, nothing on my end. My guess is they aren't sending emails (but depressingly -if they are we just didn't get one because we aren't winners!) And yep, totally ridiculous. Also wondering what time will it be posted? At midnight tonight, or mid-day tomorrow? Anyone know?
  • cue Wilson Phillips "Hold On"---one more day...
  • Would someone please post the link here when it comes?
  • I can't log in to the application portal. Maybe they are in the process of updating?
  • 4/14-No e-mail, or regular mail notification. The wait continues.  What time tomorrow will the list be up on the website, does anyone know? 
  • 4/15-I woke up dreaming the list was posted.  It isn't on the website yet that I can find.  Anyone know where on the site it will be posted?
  • 4/15-I dreamt that I won the fellowship last night, which likely reduces my odds of winning even more lol! I haven't seen anything on the website either. I was hoping it would be up this morning. Good luck to us all!

4/15 - list is up. Congratulations to winners! http://www.aauw.org/article/aauw-announces-fellowships-and-grants-for-2014-15/

4/19- Congratulations to the winners!  Received a letter in the mail today letting me know that I am an alternate! (x3)

Best of luck to the other alternates out there! (x4)

- Anyone know how many alternates are selected, and when alternates find out if they get selected?

I would be curious to know about alternates, too. I just came home from a trip away to see that I've been selected as an alternate, as well. I am guessing that not many people turn this fellowship down, but it's nice to know. (5/3) -Have any alternates heard anything yet? (5/16)

Nothing yet here (5/17) Or here (5/18)

Waiting, waiting, waiting to hear about alternate status, but I'm thinking I'll go ahead and pack this one in. :(

5/26 - Any news about alternate fellowships yet??

5/26 - I also haven't heard anything yet.

6/27 - Still nothing. I wonder if we are at the point where we can presume that alternate statuses won't be upgraded to selected for a fellowship.

Last year's Dissertation Fellowships wiki included the following: 

Dissertation Fellowships: 60
Postdoctoral Fellowships: 12
Publication Grants: 17
Total Fellowships: 89
Women of Color: 20%
Eligible Applicants: 693
Total Awards: $1,687,000

ACLS/ Luce Dissertation Fellowships in American ArtEdit

3/10 Emailed with acceptance (acceptance letter was in my spam folder!) 

  • --Congratulations! I haven't heard anything, which I assume is bad news. Anyone else?
  • A friend got a rejection by email on 3/10 too. If you're certain no notification is hiding in your spam folder, there's a small chance you're an alternate, but last year my alternate notification came on the same day as acceptances and rejections.

ACLS/Mellon Dissertation Completion FellowshipsEdit

So, did anyone apply this time? 

  • I did, and giggled in glee as I sent off many hours of work to be rejected. The odds on this fellowship are so bad, I might as well have bought lottery tickets.
  • I applied, and they contacted me within a couple weeks to tell me I wasn't qualified because I'm too much social science and not enough humanities.
  • Sorry to hear that, but I suppose it's good they told you sooner rather than later. I'm in the social sciences  and did not receive such a notice, so I guess that means there is a (teeeeny tiny) sliver of hope for me. Ha.

Waiting Game

  • The website states that applicants will be notified by "Late March."  That language is consistent with prior years, but I think it is to give them flexibility if a delay occures.  I just double-checked, and for each of the past three years (2011, 2012, and 2013) applicants were notified by e-mail on the first Friday in March.  If that pattern holds, we should hear from the foundation by Friday, March 7, 2014.  Good luck to everyone.
  • Has anyone heard back yet? (2/28)
  • Not yet. I assume above-mentioned date, Fri March 7, will hold up. (3/2)
  • Seems like less chatter on this one than in years past. Quiet before the storm?
  • I would wager it's more resignation than anything else. Our odds (something like 3-4 % in a good year, and who knows how many this year, after another bad job placement season) are so amazingly slim. 
  • Sigh, I suppose you're right.
  • I believe last year was Thursday. 3/7. So might this year be Thursday 3/6?
  • Looks like no... or do they sometimes release later in the day?
  • It's not even noon yet!!
  • Fair!
  • This is my first time applying- do they notify you in the case of rejection, or do you only get notified if you receive an award?
  • You will receive notice no matter what. Once the results are out, you can also ask for the reviewer's feedback as well (although not all reviewers will make it available). 
  • It's really annoying that the notifications for this one often, apparently, get caught in spam filters. My univ email + forwarding system has three separate stages at which spam can get caught, so now I have to check all three every 10 minutes (obviously).
  • Crap. Really? Do you know by chance what email address it might come from (based on past experience?) We also have very strong filters at my institution, but if I add an address to my contacts it might stop it from getting caught in the filter.
  • Talking to a friend who applied twice ... the notice came each time from a different specific person (so not a generic address), both insertnamehere@acls.org - hopefully your filter can handle that?
  • Nothing yet here (2:45 PM Central Time) (x3)
  • Well, it's 5:15 on the East Coast, so I think we're looking at tomorrow. Best of luck, everyone. 
  • UPDATE: For what it's worth, I just called (at 9:10AM Eastern on 3/7) ACLS on their 212-697-1505212-697-1505 number, and spoke to Karen Watt Matthews on extension 138. She said that she didn't expect notifications to be sent out until the end of the month. I said that the reason I called was that in previous years, the notification went out around this time of March. She seemed to acknowledge that. So I asked her if notifications would be expected today (Fri 3/7). She said with a semi-chuckle, "Oh no, the committee hasn't even met yet." I thanked her for letting me know and sparing me the waiting anxiety. She seemed to semi-chuckle (sweetly) at that too. So there you have it, as far as this information goes, we won't hear from them today (unless the committee magically meets, decides and sends out notifications by end of day).
  • Thanks for sharing. I would never have had the guts to call, so it's really appreciated!
  • yes, thanks!! (x6)
  • No worries. I was like, don't want to waste another day constantly checking email, spam, and this wiki :)
  • (3/13) Has anyone heard anything yet? I check my mail every day and check my inbox once an hour.
  • No, I don't think anyone has heard yet.  But a belated thank you to the phone caller above, who put my incessant checking to rest. There are only three weeks left in the month, so hang tight everyone. I know this is agonizing.
  • Possible we will hear something tomorrow. I'd say likelier the Friday after that. And likeliest the one after that. But wouldn't it be nice to put this to rest tomorrow?
  • HEY everyone, just wanted to let you know that I spoke with the Program Director and his words verbatim were "We are trying our best to get all of the notifications out by the 25th and 26th"  so I would definintely not stalk your inbox too frequently just yet :) Best of luck!
  • Thank you so much! More waiting, but at least we can all relax a little. (x2)
  • Hi again, I just wanted to say something. Everyone who applies to this grant is inherently gifted, and I don't think any of you should forget that. Even though this grant may not come through, we will all make it!!!! (x3)
  • Email with acceptance 11:30 PST (3/18) (x7)
  • Congrats to you guys!
  • Please check your Spam folder everyone in your email. My acceptance came in there, and only by reading here did I remember to check that.
  • Wow nothing here. Is that an implied rejection? (x12) Guess so? Rude. 
  • what is the first letter of last name of person who was accepted?
  • my partner was accepted, last name begins with G. i have heard nothing, my last name begins with C. (3/18)
  • I just called the office and spoke to a woman on extension 161 (124, 136 and 138 went to voicemail). She checked and said that they were still in the process of sending out notices, that they "go out in waves", and that I should keep checking through the week. I asked whether both acceptance and rejection notices are going out together, and she seemed to say (a bit hesitantly to my pensive ear) "correct". Fingers crossed! <--Thank you for checking instead of just passively-aggressively sniping on facebook, like I did. We owe you one. (x2)
  • But if no one has received any rejections yet I'm hesitant to believe that. Sounds like acceptances first... (X5)
  • You're probably right (this is me, the phone caller) <sigh_shrug_guffaw_wtf_tears_fetal>
  • Thanks for your hilarious comment that will surely cheer us all up!  Remember...CHECK YOUR SPAM FOLDER, just in case!
  • Waitlisted! Email rec'd 3/18. Anyone else on the waitlist? Was anyone here accepted to this and something else and planning to turn this down? :)
  • I still haven't heard either way.  That is very unprofessional of them.  (x1000) There is also no update on the online application portal -- you'd think they could at least integrate the decisions into that system so that we could all have the chance of finding out within a reasonable range of time.
  • I haven't heard either. Do we think that people who haven't heard were rejected? (x2)
  • I think so - I presume the first round of bad news will start after lunch (EST).
  • The plot thickens: a colleague of mine just told me that he called x138 at the ACLS. He was told that the committee "just met" and that letters would go out by the end of next week. When he followed up asking if acceptances had already gone out, she insisted that nothing has gone out.  In other news, to all of those who are accepted, please treat us well when we are your adjuncts. :-) 
  • I wondered if we we're all being punkd. (x3)
  • Wait, that would be really elaborate at this point with the waitlist report and the person talking about last name letters... I'm so confused. And my confusion is so painful.
  • Can someone with basic computer skills please tell the rest of us how to check the IP addresses of the posts above?  I would love to know if we're being fooled -- and it shouldn't be that hard to figure out.  TYIA
  • I'm the poster above ("The plot thickens:"). I made my post more in the spirit of showing that the ACLS doesn't seem to have its story straight--as the post below ("OK, some clarification") also illustrates--than to suggest a conspiracy on this wiki. Those accepted should be rightly congratulated, as well as thanked, for sharing a private decision for public benefit. 
  • Thank you. I've also gone back and checked all the updates to this grant over the last three days.  If the IP addresses are any indication of who is actually posting, then there is no evidence of foul play.  While I hope the "rolling waves" comments are correct, I'm inclined to think that the fact I haven't heard means that I have been rejected.  Again, CONGRATULATIONS to those of you who were selected.  Well done!
  • OK, some clarification. I called one of the Program Assistants and he said that both acceptances/rejections as well as waitlist letters were ALL being sent on a rolling basis. So the tendency here should not be to to jump on the doomsday express. Not everyone who has been accepted has heard something.
  • So when I called yesterday (I was the person who spoke to extension 161 at 2pm PST), the woman didn't know which fellowship I was referring to -- I had to specify ACLS-Mellon Diss Completion. Then she gave me a response similar to the one right above, that acceptances and rejections were rolling together in waves (but she sounded tentative). So maybe the "plot thickening" post was a situation of ACLS not realizing the caller was asking abt a different fellowship. I think that if acceptances have gone out, they wouldn't have gone out by mistake.
  • Just to add (perhaps unnecessarily) to the general hysteria, I just received an email from the manager of the Office of Fellowships and Grants saying that notifications will be going out today. For what it's worth. So in other words: we might hear today? Maybe not?
  • Maybe they are all rolling, but if we have 6 acceptances out of what? 25 max? I think that writing is on the wall as not everyone even knows about/ checks this website. Sorry guys. I'm over and out with my doom and gloom.
  • Oh, you're probably right, but in the interests of correcting the record, there are 65 to 70 fellowships awarded and I bet a large proportion of people who applied check this website.
  • On a side note, even though I'm trying to be optimistic, I feel like curling up in a ball for an indeterminate period of time and weeping.
  • In reading previous years' threads about notifications being sent in waves, it seems that what those who called in heard about that being the case, is true. Calm down, people. And hope for the best. There are 70 fellowships. I've read, and reread the version of this website from 2012-13 and 2013-14; it seems like rejections/acceptances/waitlists etc poured in simoultaneously. Which suggests that, yes, ACLS does send out announcements on a rolling basis. Also inclined to think that there might be something to an alphabetized order. There's got to be a way to organize +1000 applications. Don't lose hope! It's not the end of the month just yet. [moved from top of page; posted 3/19]
  • It could also be by field since they had to break things up for the readers... (This is my hope too: 3/19)
  • That's a great point. For those of you who have heard back, what is your primary field?
  • On the one hand I feel bad for them for being flooded with calls, but on the other hand it seems like they should reconsider their system. Notification did say "1,000 applications for 65 awards."

Post-Hysteria Posts

  • Please use this space to post any definitive notifactions received after 12pm EST on 3.19.14
  • In case it helps to know more: the acceptance e-mail was a provisional award, which needs to be confirmed by an e-mail from the advisor, certifying in part that the student will finish the dissertation during the fellowship period. After the advisor sends the confirmation, due March 26, the ACLS will send out official paper award letters.
  • Mar 26?! Jesus, I think its safe to say that those of us who have not heard are being rejected. What a clusterfuck notification system.
  • Rejection 12:30PM PST (x4)
  • Rejection 12:33pm PST : I'm a "C" in English Lit. who fortunately has another offer. 
  • Rejection 3:30pm EST (art history)
  • Rejection 12:21pm PST. Last name C, American studies
  • Rejection. 3:40 EST (x3)
  • Rejection. 12.35PM PST. Communication.
  • Rejection. 3:22 EST. (x2) Last name F, American History (won dissertation aid elsewhere, so this was moot); Last name A, American Studies (I'm disappointed that I didn't get this fellowship - this was my second year applying - but I'm not overtly surprised. Judging from past years, the majority of the awards go to folks from top tier  universities and ivy leagues. Coming from a school that's neither of those, I always knew it was a shot in the dark. Oh well. Life goes on. I refuse to take this rejection as a sign of my worth as an academic. Congratulations to the winners!)
  • Rejection, 3:38 EST. Last name W, History; Rejection 3:25 Last name S, History 
  • Rejection - 3:48 EST. History. Probably a good thing because I think I'm going to want another year to work on the diss. Congrats to the successful applicants!
  • Rejection - 3:55 est - Sociology.... now I have to finish this thing faster! Congrats to the lucky few!
  • Rejection - 4:55 pst - History - Last name P, rejection. Sigh. Hearty congratulations to those that were successful.
  • Rejection- 3:55 est- Anthropology. FML!
  • Just a reminder that you can ask to see your reviewer comments, if that's something that interests you, by replying to the rejection email. I got the following response: "We received your request for feedback on your application to the Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowship program. ACLS’s reviewing system allows evaluators to release comments to applicants at their discretion. Hence, it is possible to not receive comments from all of the reviewers who participated in the assessment of your application. As we are still in the midst of the fellowship selection season, you will receive an email with the comments that reviewers provided on your application by late April."
  • Reviewer comments are not ready yet (3/14)
  • Have any of the alternates received word yet? In previous years succesful alternates heard back as quickly as two weeks after the initial announcement.
    • not yet! The original notification said to expect to hear by the end of April, but I assume they already know whether anyone has declined since recipients had to confirm acceptance by 3/26. So I can't imagine it's a good sign not to have heard by now. Any idea how many alternates they selected? Did anyone here who was accepted decline it?
    • I agree - the window of opportunity is closing rapidly. While some alternates have definitely received the award, a quick search on google shows that a significant number of people (like 20) were declared alternates but were never upgraded to awardees. These folks put their alternate status on their CVs.  
    • Got my official rejection off the alternate list today 4/18. Congrats to everyone who made it!
  • Comments received (2pm Pacific - 4/29) x3
  • Did anyone else get unanimously positive comments and still get rejected?
    • Yep, I had only rave reviews about my project despite being rejected.

ACOR-CAORC FellowshipEdit

  • Deadline February 1, 2014
  • Applied x2
  • Notification by April 15
  • It is April 14 has anyone heard anything???
  • check your spam box, my answer came in the spam box

AERA Minority Dissertation FellowshipEdit

American Academy in Rome- Rome PrizeEdit

Has anyone applied to this? Invitations to interview should go out this month.

  • I applied to this. Haven't heard anything yet.  Has anyone else? (1/17)
  • Nothing here either. (1/28) x6
  • Last year, finalists were invited to interview on 2/1.  Every years is different, of course, but if I don't hear by Monday, I'm breaking out the consolation wine.
  • Invitations last year were delayed due to server issues, etc, during the submission process because of Hurricane Sandy. Generally they go out in mid-January, though each field is notified individually on the timeline of each committee. While I would be surprised to hear they have gone out given that no one has posted such news on here, I'm only holding out hope for another week or so.
  • Has anyone heard yet? (2/4)
  • A friend has interview but for a postdoctoral position. Any word about us predoc candidates? (2/17)
  • Seriously? Still nothing? The website says that the committees meet from Jan-Mar... but in years past they had already started sending out rejections at this point... (2/26)
  • Also, haven't heard anything (rejection or interview). Maybe they are delayed cause of all the crazy weather? (3/4)
  • Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but I've just worked up the nerve to call the office in NYC directly -- as it turns out, all the juries are done meeting, they've conducted interviews, and contacted the finalists. Rejection letters should be going out in the next week or so. But the nice gentleman I spoke with encouraged me to try again next year, as their committees change completely from year to year. Oh well! Congrats to the fellows out there, and better luck next time to everyone else! (3/4)
  • Thanks, OP, and congrats, fellows x3
  • And to make it official: rejection in the inbox. Congrats to the fellows and best of luck to the rest of us in finding some sort of funding for next year... x2
  • They were very insistent on keeping the interviews secret. For the record, notification of the interviews was later in January (1/21-1/23) for interviews were conducted last week in February (1/22-1/25). Thanks and good luck next year!

ASA Minority FellowshipEdit

Deadline: Jan. 31, 2014

  • Applied (x2)
  • Has anyone heard anything back? Or does anyone know when ASA notified applicants last year? Thanks! (04/16)
  • I think a flyer or other promotional material said we would hear back by April 30.
  • Just talked with one of last year's winners. The winner was called with the news about a week before the stated announcement date, so maybe we'll hear back soon too.
  • A friend of a friend apparently received an offer a while ago. I'm guessing that means that selections have been made and that the rest of us are out of the running.
  • Received email re alternate status, 4/29

Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs Research Fellowships, Harvard UniversityEdit

  • Ernest May Fellowship, deadline January 15, 2014
    • Applied: x1
    • Rejected (3/24)

Boston College African and African Diaspora Dissertation FellowshipEdit

  • Deadline: January 31, 2014
  • Applied: x5
  • Email confirming receipt of application (2/10) x4
  • Selection committee hopes to make final decision by the week of April 21.
  • Just got my rejection letter (4/4) (x2)
  • The rejection letter was really encouraging and personalized. That's how to write a good rejection letter (I'm looking at you, Woodson Institute...). Congratulations to the winner!

Me too

I still haven't been notified... did you guys get your notification via email or post?

-Both. Why don't you contact the director?

CAORC Mediterranean Regional Research FellowshipEdit

  • Deadline: January 13, 2014
  • Applied x7
  • Notification by April 15

On 4/2 I received an email asking me to fill out forms for the American Research Center in Egypt.  However, the email makes it very clear that *it is NOT confirmation that I have received an award.*  One of the forms has to be filled out in ARABIC, including an abstract of my project, and they want it turned in on 4/7! Hopefully this is a good sign?

  • Update 4/14: I just received an email that I am an alternate.

I received that form e-mail in early February. It might be for you!

April 14, any news??

  • Nothing yet x3
  • Alternate status (last name 'A' ): email says they chose SIX
  • Rejection received via email (4/15)
  • check SPAM

Has anyone with 'alternate' status heard news yet? 

CAORC Multi-Country Research FellowshipEdit

  • Deadline: January 13, 2014
  • Applied x5
  • Notification by April 15
  • Rejection received via e-mail (4/10), x3

Carter G. Woodson Institute PreDoctoral Fellowship at UVA (African & African American)Edit

  • Deadline: December 1, 2013
  • Applied: x4
  • Looks like in past years notification went out mid to late-February.  Good luck to all!
  • Anyone know how many predoctoral fellows they typically accept? Publics vs. Ivies?
  • There are currently 8 so I would deduce 4 per year but I don't think they provide that info
  • On the website, it says notifications coming out in early March
  • It looks like decisions came out towards the end of February the past few years. The website does say "early March," however, so perhaps the date changed. The website also states that decisions will be mailed out. Does anyone know if that was the case in previous years (or were decisions e-mailed)?
  • New theory: the 4 of us who applied to this are probably also the 4 who applied to the Boston College African Diaspora fellowship. How about we decide who among us goes to UVA & who goes to Boston, WE notify THEM, and everyone lives happily ever after. Y/ Y?
  • So you're suggesting the time honored tradition of dibs? I'm in. Dibs on the Woodson. I feel so much better about this whole process now.
  • Received a rejection letter via mail today (3/10) (x2)
  • Still waiting, but I am on the West Coast. :/ 
  • Received rejection today (3/11) in the Midwest.
  • Received rejection today via mail (3/15). x2
  • Any acceptances? I have not received any information one way or another.
  • Haven't received anything yet - what does this mean?  
  • For those who have received notifications, does it still read "Under Review" when you login to your profile? Still haven't heard anything...
  • My status still shows as "Under Review," but I have indeed been rejected. I would make sure there's nothing in your spam folder and then try to contact Deborah McDowell, the program director. Good luck! (3/22)
  • 3/24--You might also check with Cheryll Lewis 434-924-6255434-924-6255 cll2d@Virginia.EDU, who is the asst for this program. 
  • 4/9--Still haven't heard back. Assumed rejection.
  • 4/10--Has anyone heard about acceptances?
  • 4/13-No info about acceptances. Anyone willing to call?
  • 4/13 - I'm not sure why someone needs to call to hear about acceptances. Obviously, if you haven't heard one way or the other on your application (or are on a waitlist), by all means, call. I'm sure they'll do a press release when they're ready to make the announcement. There are many reasons why they wouldn't want to make this info public yet - perhaps some of the people they selected are deciding on other fellowship offers, or maybe some of them are candidates for jobs and making negotiations on that front.

Carter Manny AwardEdit

Since the Carter Manny Award’s establishment in 1996, over $600,000 has been awarded in recognition of outstanding doctoral students whose work represents some of the most innovative and advanced scholarship on architecture and its role in the arts, culture, and society.

Center for Democracy, Development and Rule of Law (Stanford) Predoctoral Fellowship   Edit

  • 1 applied
  • rejection by email (3/18)

Center for Jewish History, Dissertation FellowshipsEdit

  • Deadline: February 10, 2014

Center for Jewish History, Lapidus Summer Fellowship ProgramEdit

  • Deadline: March 3, 2014
  • Six-week summer fellowship from June 16, 2014 to July 25, 2014 with a stipend of $6,000.
  • Any updates? (4/7) 

CFD--Consortium for Faculty Diversity Pre and Post-Doctoral FellowshipsEdit

  • Deadline: October 31, 2013 (continuous)
  • I know the deadline just passed, but has anyone heard anything yet? 11/13
  • Must have patience for this one -- many of the schools do not move on this until the spring.
  • Any updates out there?  I'm guessing I was passed over since I never heard.  4/7
  • Received pre-doctoral, 1 year fellowship-March 2014

Charlotte Newcombe FellowshipEdit

  • 11/19 - anyone else still waiting for letters and supplemental materials submitted last week to show up online? 
  • yes, anxiously so! Waiting on a letter that I know my recommender emailed. (11/20)
  • Just received the confirmation email referenced below (11/21)
  • 11/20 - emails going around today letting you know that your application is complete.  Got mine and so did a friend this afternoon.
  • I got an email stating my application was complete on (11/20) also, but it hasn't shown up in the system yet. Also, for some horrific reason, I have 5 open applications on the system because it just kept creating new ones.
  • OP here--just got an email (11/21) also confirming complete application, said it would take a few days to show up online. My duplicate applications have been deleted by the program.
  • 2/18 - Any news? I'm anxious! (x3)
  • Nothing yet (2/18)
  • Based on past wikis we should be hearing something today, but nothing yet (2/20)
  • Hopefully news this Friday 2/28.... Unless others have heard back already? Good luck everyone! (2/25)
  • Nothing as of 2/26! (x7)
  • Does anyone know when they plan to notify everyone about the first round of rejections and the finalists? (2/27)
  • It looks like finalists were selected 2/23, 2/22, 2/22, and 3/7 the past four years. Last year appears to be an anomaly because of Hurricane Sandy, so I imagine we'll be notified later today, tomorrow, or next week at the latest. (2/27)
  • Just got notice that I didn't make it on to the final round - >550 applications for 22 spots. Good luck to the finalists! (2/28) (x8)
  • Finalists notified via e-mail (2/28) ("12% of almost 600 applications" were selected) (x4)
  • I haven't heard anything, rejection or otherwise. What does that mean?
  • To the above- it's possible that you might be under consideration as an alternate, in case someone turns it down.
  • It's a Friday and wondering if we will hear today ...Last year notification was 4/1 but in past years it has been in late March. (3/28) (x3)
  • Just notified that I am not a Fellow.  Congrats to those who were selected!  (3/31) (x3)
  • Award notification by email Monday 3/31. Given until Friday to accept/decline award.

Chateaubriand Fellowship in the HumanitiesEdit

Applied x 7

Any idea about the response time frame for this fellowship? (4/17)

  • From the website: "Traditionally, the selection committee meets at the end of April. Results will be sent by e-mail early in May." (4/19) 
  • In past years they appear to have notified around this time. Maybe we'll hear something this week. (4/21)

Did anybody hear anything? (4/30)

Rejection via email. 130 applicants 15 fellowships (4/30)
I haven't recieved an acceptance or rejection email yet...curious to know if there might have been a mistake of some kind and if I need to contact them. Has anyone else NOT been contacted yet? (5/4)  [OP: this was an email issue]
Acceptance via email on April 30th for 8 month fellowship.  Decision due May 7.  (5/7)
I also received an acceptance on April 30th. Has anyone heard anything since from the program coordinator? (5/20)
Similarly, received acceptance on April 30th, accepted, and haven't heard back from the coordinator. Please update us if you hear! (5/23)
I've also written a couple of e-mails to the coordinator after accepting, but received no response. I guess I won't worry if I'm not the only one! (5/23)

CLIR/ Mellon FellowshipEdit

  • Applied x 12
  • Anyone know when to expect news? (3/3)
  • According to past forums, CLIR/Mellon notifications came on March 4 (2011), March 12 (2012), and March 20 (2013) by email. Those days were, respectively, the first Friday, the second Monday, and the third Wednesday of the month. Last year, rejection emails went out March 28. Nope, not obsessing. Not at all... (3/3)
    • Anything at all yet? (3/8) Nothing yet x3
    • When I applied, I received the following by email: "Thank you! Your application has been successfully submitted, and you will be notified of your application's status by e-mail on April 1, 2014."
  • My guess is winners have been notified at this stage. Seems to be too late to start making first-round announcements. (3/10) x2
    • hope not, but no news here (3/10)... but as posted above, it's all still possible! x 2
    • still nothing.... anyone else? (3/12) x 8
    • just paranoid thinking: 9 original applicants here, but after march 4 only 4 of us complaining about no news....?
    • ^^other people have lives and aren't wasting their time on this thing? (also # has increased to 6, FTW!)
    • still nothing. just sayin' (3/13) x6
      • If it's any consolation, last year people posted within minutes/seconds to say they'd gotten a positive response. I wouldn't be surprised if the same is true this year and people just haven't heard yet. Go anonymity! 
      • Regardless of the news, I'd guess this will be the week (3/16).
      • countdown starts: nothing today (3/17). so far. x6
      • aaaaand nothing today (so far).... (3/18). This ain't looking good. Doesn't anyone know anyone who has a friend who got the award email a week a go and can put us out of our misery?
  • I think it's over. Sigh. I would say that they have a crappy process telling winners well in advance (and everyone knowing this is how it's done), and meanwhile the losers have to wait til late March/early April to get their rejection. It's a bit like handing out bonuses and then saying "Oh, and everyone who is left. You're not only not getting a bonus; you're also fired!" x3
    • It is entirely possible that they simply have not made any decisions yet. I would wait until at least 1 April before panicking. x 2
    • Also remember that CLIR is based in DC, which has had at least five snow days this year (including Monday). I would guess that these disruptions might slow things down on their end. x2 YES! must be the snow. though if nothing today, then I'll bury my hopes in unfinished papers.
    • Nothing (3/19). x11
    • Nothing yet (3/20) x4. Maybe all the rejectees found themselves here in this little obsessive group...
    • Possible they haven't rendered their decisions yet: no one in this forum has announced that they've received a rejection email, and notifications of acceptance were sent out on March 20th last year.  Keep your head up!
    • You know, I was reading the ACLS/Mellon thread, and it seemed like those folks just went ahead and called the fellowship office for clarification about the notification process/timeline. Maybe we should do that tomorrow... 
    • did someone try to call? or get the award? anything?
    • I tried to call yesterday and the only option was to leave a message (I did not). 
    • Nothing yet x 10
    • Right - some winners have to have been announced. Someone, somewhere...TALK TO US!!
    • so as I see it there are only two scenarios: 1) they have emailed winners weeks ago, and we happen to be a non-representative group with all losers or 2) there was major delay due to snow storms and they actually haven't decided yet. Problem with the hopeful 2) is that other Mellon committees DID meet despite the storms, and that such a late notice date would leave them only very little time for participants to confirm and/or to contact alternates....
    • Option 1 seems the most likely because the website already has information about the fellowship workshop for recipients.
    • I'm pretty sure that information has been up there for weeks, if not months. I don't think it has anything to do with whether a decision has been made or not ... 
    • Yes, I know. Well, well, we tried.
    • still waiting (03/24)
    • My theory is that good and bad news will all come on 1 April, as the CLIR Mellon people stated in the 'thanks we've got your applications' emails... (03/24). 
    • /\ I like this theory!
    • Any word, anyone?  Hard to believe they haven't announced the awards yet... (03.27)
    • Nothing! (03.27). Expecting a rejection letter on 1 April, but it looks like nothing has been announced yet. Only a couple more days of waiting... 
    • I'd really like to know where my rejection is (3/31). x6
    • it seems like they will notify everyone tomorrow? whoa. any news? - Not yet x 1
  • rejection email received (4/1) X 7 (a friend got rejected too)
    • ironically got a Diss Mellon last year with same 3 referees; no joy this year, alas
  • For perpetuity's sake: 17 awards out of 367 applications.
  • Email with acceptance (4/1) x 2

Columbia University GSAS International Travel GrantEdit

Applied x1

Council for European Studies (CES)/Mellon Dissertation Completion FellowshipEdit

anyone applying for this??? 1/7

  • - Yep! Planning on send it out this week. I have no idea what the chances are. The application document word lengths are strange though. 500 words for a diss description but 800 to talk about what you are going to be doing over the fellowship term. I guess they really want to know what you are spending their money on. 1/8
  • - Applied x4
  • Anyone applied for this last year? Have an idea if they really wait till May to tell the results?
  • Received notice of award last year on March 28
  • Has anyone here applied for the other CES fellowship, the pre-dissertation version? Any news on when we hear about that one? Is it the same time frame as the dissertation completion version?
  • Same here. I hope we are on the same March 28th-ish timeline as the other CES fellowship. (3/14)
  • No word here either (3/17)
  • No word (3/20)
  • If it helps, I applied for the pre-dissertation version last year and received a rejection notice on 4/24
  • when applied for pre-dissertation in previous year I got an alternate notice on 4/25
  • Any news on pre-diss fellowship? (4/7)
  • No news here. Anyone want to call and ask about the pre-diss? All I know is that it says announcements go out in April.  (4/7)

No word (3/25) x3 (3/28) x4 (3/31) x4

  • Anyone willing to email the Council to discover whether notifications have been sent?
  • I checked the website again and it says announcements will go out in April. I'm guessing that means the end of the month...because every grant takes forever to hear back from. Though I'd love it if someone was willing to call, like the poster above suggests, and try to get a firmer time frame. (4/3)
  • I called them. It appears notifications have not been sent out yet. The Council says that we should expect notifications "closer to May."
  • Thank you! (4/3)
  • Thanks! Did you ask about diss completion fellowships and/or pre-diss fellowship notifications?

E-mail notice of diss completion fellowship award today (4/3) x2

  • Congrats! No notification here (4/3) x2
  • Re: calling. I had asked about completion fellowships. I am unsure of why they gave me above information.
  • Last year they waited almost a month before sending out rejections because they have a wait list. That's probably why they said "notifications" aren't coming until closer to May. 
  • Fellowship award notification 4/8 x 2   <--- was this for the dissertation completion fellowship or the pre-dissertation fellowship? It was for the Dissertation Completion Fellowship x2
  • any notification other than one acceptance? Sounds like there were 4 acceptances.
  • notification of rejection 4/14 for pre-dissertation fellowship x3
  • rejection: diss completion app 4/14 (x3)
  • No word yet (4/15). Anyone else still waiting?
  • Yes, still waiting here too (4/15). No rejection and no acceptance (diss completion fellowship). 
  • They published the pre-diss awards yesterday (4/16) on the web, but no word on the final diss completion awards. I haven't gotten a rejection email yet. (4/17) x2
  • No word yet, starting to get annoyed (4/21)
  • None here, either. Are any of you who received a completion fellowship considering declining the award due to other offers? (4/21)
  • Tumbleweeds blowing - no word yet. (4/28) X3
  • They posted the winners today, so I'm assuming those of us who haven't heard (and aren't on the list) just haven't gotten our rejections yet. http://councilforeuropeanstudies.org/grants-and-awards/dissertation-completion/recent-awardees

CES Staff here! We sent out all notices for all awards on or before April 14. If you haven't heard, please do check your spam box and/or check in with us directly at ces@columbia.edu.


-decisions will be rendered late March, early April.

  • March 25: rejection via email. The letter was for both research and study grants.
  • March 28: offer for long-term research grant received via email. (X2)

Dan David Prize Edit

I applied for this (for the Graduate Student Scholarship) but do not know anyone else who did... does anyone have any idea re timeline or communication of status/notification with this award? (x3)

Apparently, the committee met recently, and we can expect to receive email notifications soon (Called foundation on 3/25/14).

  • Woke up to rejection! 3/27/14 x4
  • Acceptance via e-mail for Past Dimension: History & Memory, 3/25

Danforth Center on Religion and Politics (Washington U. in St. Louis)Edit

  • Two year postdoc in residence at Washington University in St. Louis: H-NET
  • Deadline: January 1, 2014.
  • Applied for Dissertation Completion Fellowship x3
  • Offer received (2/13) x2
  • Notification of status as alternate (2/13)
  • Rejected (2/13) x2

Dartmouth CollegeEdit

The goal of the Chavez/Eastman/Marshall fellowship program is to promote student and faculty diversity at Dartmouth, and throughout higher education, by supporting completion of the doctorate by underrepresented minority scholars (including African-American, Latina/o, and Native American scholars) and other graduate scholars with a demonstrated commitment and ability to advance educational diversity.

  • Deadline: February 1, 2014
  • Applied x3
  • Has anyone heard back on this one yet? (3/24)
  • Nothing. The website says April 1, so next week. Looking over the past few years on here, it looks like they sometimes go a few days into the first week of April too. (3/24)
  • Haven't heard anything yet (4/1). (x2)
  • Haven't heard anything yet (4/2).
  • STILL haven't heard anything (4/3). x3
  • anyone heard back? (4/7)
  • Rejected by email (4/8) x3
  • Rejected by mail (early April)

Dedalus Foundation Dissertation FellowshipEdit

  • Applied x 3
  • Haven't heard anything back yet -- but we still have until May. Waiting eagerly/patiently! I wonder if they'll continue the trend of awarding two recipients? (3.26.14)
  • Anyone hear anything yet? (5.13.14) NOPE, nothing yet.
    • D:    How many typically apply? Not everyone uses this website, I know, but I expected to see more activitiy here as we are so close to the decision date
    • Has anyone heard anything yet today? (5.15.14) Does anyone know if in past years they have sent out rejection letters/emails or just acceptances?
      • Haven't heard anything yet... I've been refreshing their website like an idiot all day! I think that I remember reading that last year they just posted it online before actually emailing anyone... (5.15.14) 5:20pm.
      • That's really helpful to know - thank you!  Although now I will probably also start checking their website constantly :).
        • NP; at this point, i am ready to start drinking either way... :)
          • It looks like last year they waited until the 30th to announce. We might have another week! (5.21.14)
jeopardy music:: (5.16)
  • ... ♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫ (5.19) 12:00pm.

-I emailed the foundation to ask about when they are going to announce. They wrote back that they had just had their final meeting and letters should go out in the middle of next week. Best of luck to everyone!

  • Thanks! But I guess "final meeting"' doesn't really mean "decision"... in any case, yes, best of luck... but not too much luck! ;)
  • Any word on whether they will be e-mailing us in addition to sending snail mail? (If so, remember that in the early phases of the application process, their e-mails were arriving in Spam folders for many of us, so be sure to check there, too!) (5.23.14)
  • The email just says that letters will be sent to candidates by the middle of next week so I'm assuming snail mail only but I'm by no means sure. (5.23.14)
    • Nothing yet. Did anyone hear something Tuesday or Wednesday? (5.29.14) Update: Rejected via mail. Good luck to the rest of you!
    • Was it sent to your home or department? I ask because I'm living abroad and getting a bit impatient. ;)
      • My home; don't expect much if you do not receive the award. Basically two sentences: "You applied for this. You didn't get it." with a vague "we were impressed by your work" statement. DF also not very helpful with followup. Good luck!
      • I hear you. What a long wait for a disappointing outcome. Can you tell I'm not expecting good news?

Dolores Zohrab Liebmann FundEdit

Individual universities have internal deadlines; within-university winners move on to national fellowship competition

  • National fellowship app x1 (haven't heard back as of 3/18/14)
  • If it helps: I didn't receive notification that I had received the award until VERY late! The acceptance letter was mailed to me and I received it early/mid-May. 
  • National fellowship app submitted in January. No response as of 5/23/14....
  • No response here, 5/16/14. Anyone else? (x2)
  • Sent an email on 5/12/14. Response indicated that the committee is meeting this week and will send results to schools and students by the end of the month.
    • Thanks for this. Definitely a long wait. (x2) 
  • I can't imagine that there's any chance for good news at this point. Does anyone know if they send out acceptances first and then rejections, or if everything goes out at once?
  • Haven't received anything yet, but they updated the site with 2014 Contributions. Those waiting can look here to see if their university made the list: http://fdnweb.org/liebmann/contributions/. 5/30/14.
    • Thank you for the link -- that pretty well tells the story. Congrats to those at the listed universities. 5/31/14
  • Rejection letter 6/2/14. Hope that's helpful for anyone still waiting.

Dumbarton Oaks Junior FellowshipEdit

Deadline: November 1, 2013

  • Anyone been asked for an interview yet?
  • No. January 5. (x8)
  • Still nothing, 1/12 (x7)
  • Again nothing. I suspect that, like last year, the finalists have already been contacted. January 24.
  • Don't worry about this. In the last year topic somebody wrote that "Interviews were conducted the first weekend of February and successful candidates informed soon after". (Jan. 24)
  • Thanks.  But doesn't that mean that they're flying people in the first weekend of February? That is, if I have not been contacted for an interview by now then, presumably, I am not a finalist? I know I'm asking for you to speculate, but it would be helpful.  Thanks. 27 January.
  • No. I suppose that it means that they will start organizing interview dates from first weekend of February. 27 Jan.
  • Ah. Good.  Thanks very much for the response! 27 Jan.
  • Any news? 3 Feb.
  • Still no news for me and I although I haven't heard through the grapevine about others with interviews, judging by the patterns from previous years I'm giving up hope on this one. *sigh* (x2)
  • I spoke with Margaret Mullett. Interviews with finalists were conducted last weekend and I believe that those who received the award should have heard by today. Feb 5.
  • Thanks for the information! Sad... but at least now we know.
  • Ok. Sad, but it seems that it is not an international junior scholarship, patterns shows that always win those students who are studying American Universities, therefore I would be very very proud if I could see a correct announcement in the next year and of course the CV's of the winners. Feb. 16.

Eleanor Tufts Pre-Doctoral Fellowship, Southern Methodist UniversityEdit

Fisher Center Pre-Doctoral Fellowship, Hobart and William Smith CollegesEdit

Applications now open; screening begins March 28

(CFP: https://www.hws.edu/academics/fisher_center/Fisher_Center_Predoc_app.pdf)

Does anyone know any update on this one? Discontinued?

Found CFP on their website: https://www.hws.edu/academics/fisher_center/Fisher_Center_Predoc_app.pdf (not my area of study, so I doubt I'm going to apply)

  • Anyone applied or heard anything? It was a pretty obscure (and yet wildly broadly reaching) CFP but I applied on a longshot. No word as of 4.14.14

Five CollegesEdit

Deadline: January 6, 2014 (continuous)

Does anyone know how many people apply for this? (12.31)

  • From last year's wiki "Last year around 250, the year before 330. No numbers for this year yet."
  • Anyone heard anything about the results yet?
  • A couple days ago (on 3/14) someone posted 'offer letter recieved via email' but it has since been deleted. I haven't heard anything, but I've been puzzling about the statement and retraction. I'm inclined to believe that if we haven't heard anything that is a bad sign.
  • I actaully think that if it was deleted it was probably posted in the wrong fellowship slot. But, I'm hanging my hopes on the fact that in the past two years the awardees haven't been notified until early April. 
  • Congratulations! Are you willing to share which college? I applied and haven't heard anything. :( (3/24)

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AAUW Dissertation Fellowship Edit

  • application is the bane of my existence
  • I concur with this sentiment. All of the dislikes x5
  • I was not allowed to apply because I received a small, one semester fellowship already.  This is lame.  The decision of banning people with previous fellowships should be based on the amount and/or the length of time for those fellowships.
  • Is anyone else having issues with the online application form for the AAUW International Fellowship? I have had several - starting from the registering process, and now some fields are not allowing the content I enter to be saved. It keeps giving "an error occurred" message. And I have been at it all day! I could have submitted my application long back, if things were working properly! Anyone else having similar issues? Please let me know. Thanks!
  • I was also having issues before the deadline, and actually was unable to submit in time because of issues on their website. I also called them to try and figure out if there was anything they could do. I would just like to say that the people I spoke with in the tech department were extremely rude and mean. I spent hours working on the application and was unable to submit because of their technical problems. However, the people working there told me there was nothing they could do and that it was basically my fault. They were extremely rude. Honestly, they sounded like uneducated rednecks. I have lost all respect for AAUW.
  • 1/18/15 -I didn't have any issues... I was actaully EXTREMELY grateful they extended the deadline 2 days. My advisor was dragging his heels to review my application for me before submitting it. Those 2 days were perfect. Now this waiting game is just torture. 2 months down.... 3 months to go :(
  • 1/18: I agree; AAUW was really generous. I'm abroad this year, but I managed to submit all materials (including to arrange for my department administrator to receive and scan an official transcript) by the deadline.
  • Has anyone's status been updated in the portal?  On last year's wiki someone wrote: " My application status still says 'recommended.'" Curious to know when in the process those updates were made last year or if anyone has seen a similar update this year.
  • 3/16: no change here. Judging from the dates on last year's comments we might not see anything until April.
  • 3/19: My status says "submitted"... is that what everyone's say? x2
  • 3/19: 26 days left according to the count down on my phone... I dont know why I keep checking.
  • Applied (Dissertation Completion) - x8
  • 4/4: Does anyone else's status say something beyond "submitted"? And, also, do they just notify by putting up a list of winner's? No emails or anything?
  • Mine also still says "Submitted."
  • 4/6 - NINE MORE DAYSSSS! My status says "Submitted" as well. And my understanding is they post it online and send the notifications in the mail. The website says: "On April 15, 2015, notification of awards mailed to all applicants. Fellows and Grantees posted on AAUW's website." This wait is killing me!
  • 4/7 - Ladies - just wanted to say, this is one of the few (actually probably only) fellowship(s) that I have applied for in which I won't be disappointed if I am not a winner because, regardless, it is nice to see women supported in this man's world!! I wish you all lots of luck! x3
  • 4/9 - SIX MORE DAYS! Less than a week now :)
  • 4/14 - One day moooore! Good luck to everyone. X2
    • EEEEK! Tomorrow!!! The 5 month suspense has been killing me!!! Good luck to everyone as well!!! X2
    • At the risk of getting a little too crazy...does anyone know around what time the list is posted? 
    • No idea unfortunately. But that's not crazy at all. I feel the same way. I will probably start trolling the AAUW website around noon (EST time). They are based out of Washington D.C. so 12:00pm EST sounds like a reasonable time to keep refreshing the AAUW site right? or maybe I am just as crazy too :)
  • The list is up! 
  • And I am not on it!
  • ^^ Ha! Me either! Sigh... only one person from my state too, STEM, naturally. I'm history - not sure why I bothered!
    ( not on it either.... oh well. Tried not to get my hopes up, but I am disappointed!
  • http://www.aauw.org/article/aauws-2015-16-fellowships-and-grants-awardees/
  • I applied for the international fellowship. It looks like the list of international and american fellows are identical. Possibly an error? (Clinging to last straws of hope..) X 2
    • I concur, same boat. And in all previous years the lists for national and international have been different. Anyone contact AAUW about this? I'm now preparing to be not on "the list" for the second time this morning!
      • UPDATE: looks like they've fixed it, though it didn't help me! Congrats to all awardees!
  • I guess there is still some small hope that those of us not on the list might be selected as alternates? 
  • How can you tell what field they are in? for the person that said "only one person from my state too..." just curious how you know or are you guessing based on the school they are attending?
  • ^^ Google.. Most people have a CV up on the web.
  • Yep, I googled - creepy I know, but it made me feel better!
  • Received my "Welcome Letter" email today (4/15/15) at 8:09AM PST this morning. 
  • Did anyone get the being-an-alternate email?
  • I was selected for the award but will have to decline (x2)
  • I think last year people got the "alternative" notice via snailmail, which arrived around April 19th. So, not all is lost, right?
    • I got a snailmail letter today (4/18) letting me know I'm an alternate. They don't let you know where on the list you are, so... back to the holding pen to wait with bated breath.
    • Its me who received the email (04/15) again.. do you know how many alternates there are every year? Also, are you an alternate for the American or International fellowship? I am an alternate for the international fellowship.
    • Hi! I have no idea how many alternates. The letter I got said that they can't let you know how many alternates or where you are on the list (so, as helpful as you can get, basically!). I'm up for the American. Congrats on being an alternate, though! It's something.
    • Hey.. thanks for this. Ya, I guess there is no way of estimating our chances. Will just have to wait and find out. Good luck to us!
    • Also got a snail mail letter (4/18) informing me that I'm an alternate for the American fellowship.
  • I got an email saying that I have been selected as an alternate (04/15)
  • Snail mail rejection letter received on 4/18. (posted 4/19)
  • 4/20 - Recieved my welcome packet in the mail today. It wasnt as informative as I had hoped. Curious about more logistics. Still exciting!
  • Still waiting for my rejection... Since they charged an application fee, I am hoping they will at least bother with sending me one :-(
  • Still waiting for my rejection x2 (04/25/2015). I applied for international.
  • To those who won - are your stipends above $20,000? If you have a stipend above 20K does this make you ineligible??
    • I'm assuming you won the award?  The contract stipulates you cannot take another award that is more than $20K (AAUW must be the largest source of your financial awards).  However, you can accept other awards as long as it is under $20K (by how much less, I don't know).  Tuition remission and health insurance do not count.  
  • Have any alternates heard anything? (5/6)
    • Not yet! (5/7)
    • How about now? Anything either way? (5/22)
      • I haven't heard anything, no. From the wiki for past years, it looks like they don't send rejection notices to the alternates... (5/22) x 2 (also UGH) (UGH x2)
      • I just heard yesterday that I have been selected to receive support next year. I hope a couple of you hear the same! (5/28) x2
      • For the person who heard, how did AAUW notify? Email or mail?
      • I'm not the person above, but also got the good news - it was via emailLikewise, via e-mail. I'm still waiting on the physical acceptance packet. 
  • Received an email yesterday saying that I had been moved from "Alternate" to "Accepted."  (I thought that we were supposed to email them if we wanted to stay on the Alternate list?  I didn't, but I guess that they just keep you on the list anyway?  Also: WOW this is late in the game.)  In any case, I accepted something else back in March, and so will have to decline/release the award back into the wild.  As another poster said earlier, I'm very pleased to be in the company of the AAUW applicants, and am psyched that someone else gets to enjoy the award.  (6/12)
  • I just got an offer, which I'm going to accept - thanks so much to everyone who declined it!! (7/2)

ACLS / Luce Dissertation Fellowships in American Art Edit

Applied x1

Does anyone know when we should be hearing news?

  • Any time between now and the end of the month, according to past years (3/10).
  • Received rejection via email (3/16).
  • Received acceptance via email (3.16), accepted 3.19.

ACLS / Mellon Dissertation Completion Fellowships Edit

  • applied x30
  • Is it correct that there is no place to submit a CV? Just publications and funding.
  • Informed about a week after the deadline that my application was being withdrawn because I wasn't humanities/social sciences enough.  The decision is based solely on the department that you belong to and not the work that you do.  :-(
  • Anyone know when the various cuts and/or final award announcements are made?
  • Last year it was mid-to-late March that award announcements started going out. According to the Wiki, it was on a rolling basis, with some rejections coming rather later, but awards coming earlier. (26 January 2015)
  • Thanks.  Good to know,
  • In reference to the mid-March announcements...that was true for last year, however, the year before many announcements began rolling in on the Friday of the first week of March. So, a week from today we can begin to frantically examine our in-box (and Spam folders) with purpose. (2/27)
  • Do they usually notify those who get accepted first? (2/28)
  • As I've read the earlier wiki, it seems that they let people know in order irrespective of whether of not they are accepted. (3/2)
  • Is this week the week? (3/2)
  • Could be. I emailed a few weeks back to inquire (I had a good reason) and the office replied, "Notifications will be sent via email in early March." Though how the office will define early March is anyone's guess. (3/4)
  • Oh, good. Now I can check my email every five minutes for the rest of the week. (x3)
  • My guess is that it's a bit early, but it's certainly possible according to the experience of past years. I think if any awards are announced this week it won't be until Friday. I still think we'll be waiting until next week, or the following. Patience is a virtue, right? (3/2)
  • Does anyone know if the notifications come in the mail or via email? (3/3)
  • Last year it looks like the majority were notified on or by 3/19. Even though I know it probably isn't going to be this week, I can't stop hoping I will have a notification waiting in my inbox (or spam).  (3/5)
  • Ugh, I really thought today would be the day. (3/5)
  • Is anyone here in a situation where you can finish a poor dissertation without the funding this year? (3/5)
  • I am. Currently drafting my final chapter - can get revisions in for an August graduation. Would still greatly appreciate this fellowship so I can focus on publishing stuff, and padding the CV in the off chance I could actually land a job for 2016/17. (3/5) x3
  • This may be a panicking question (because all my fellowship questions right now are tinged with panic), but does this award also include tuition remission? I assumed it does when I applied, but I'm unable to find anything that actually articulates that on their website. Anyone who has won this award in years past or knows anyone who has one it in years past know how this works? I haven't heard anything from the ACLS/Mellon people, but I was just curious. (3/6)
  • The fellowship is awarded with a token 5k tuition payment to your university, with the understanding that your university will cover the rest of your fees. I have never heard of a university not covering the difference, but I suppose it could happen. But for most intents and purposes, yes: this fellowship includes tuition remission.
  • Thanks so much! I thought that was probably the case, but I wasn't certain.
  • This is really splitting hairs, but does anyone know whether they typically announce in the afternoon or morning? Or is there no pattern?
  • If my neurotic memory is remotely accurate, I think most notifications for this fellowship in the past have been between about noon and 3pm....
  • Two distinct upshots of not getting notified this afternoon. First, it saves me from being depressed all weekend in the statistically probable event that my application is rejected. And, second, it gives us obsessive types (maybe that's all of us) two days off when we know for a fact no one at ACLS is going to notify us of an award. Silver linings everywhere...
  • Do you think at this point it's late enough we won't hear today?
  • ACLS is in NYC, so another hour till 3pm (assuming they won't notify between 3 and end of business). Will take the silver lining for the weekend though. Do we know if they always notify on Fridays?
  • No they do not always notify on Fridays. A couple years ago was a Tuesday, another year it was a Thursday. I'd tend to think at this point  (2:10 EST) we're not going to hear anything today. Happy weekend!
  • Has anyone received any notification of any sort by today? (6 March 2015)
  • No notification yet (3/6) x4
  • Just called ACLS (3/6).  The committee will meet this weekend to review applications, and we should receive letters "within two weeks at most."
  • Phew. Thanks for calling! I see from previous years that all applicants are notified together, albeit on a rolling basis. So I suspect they will start notifying earlier and continue for more than a couple of days.
  • Same news was just confirmed by a faculty member in my department who is on the committee. (3/6)
  • Is the faculty member in your department in the committee on the subject area or the more general level? (3/7)
  • I don't know if I can wait two more weeks without my head/heart exploding. lol. Thanks for calling and finding out more than speculative information. 
  • It's weird that the committee has not reviewed the applications yet. So from October to March, were our applications just with the program officers? (3/6)
  • I think the applications go through more than one committee (first in your subject area, and then at a more general level)
  • Thanks for sharing this. Any news on whether "meeting this weekend to review applications" means making final decisions or whether there are more rounds of meetings (more waiting) ahead?
  • ^^Thanks for providing some Sunday evening entertainment, folks. Not to be a buzzkill, but you do realize that these fellowships are going to be awarded to people who have already published articles and secured prior Mellon/Fulbright fellowships?
  • ^What, like it's hard?
  • Your cynicism tastes pretty stale and is so uninspired. Not to mention that you're wrong. Sure, some awards will go to those who won awards before, attend the Ivy-top 10, or have published a bunch. But many do not. A colleague at a non-Ivy R1 institution who had never published and never received Mellon money won this award two years ago. The problem isn't that all the awards go to people who published and already had fellowship money -- the problem is there are 1200 applicants a year, a majority of whom present strong proposals, and only ~60-70 awards to give out. (x2)
  • Come on - we've got to be kind to each other. I would guess that most of us think you're both right. The cynicism is well placed - most of the 60-70 awards DO go to Ivys/former Mellon grantees /publishing powerhouses. But at the same time, "you can't get a grant you haven't applied for," so yes, sometimes it goes to someone deserving who didn't do the above. In the end, MOST of us are probably deserving (and considering the length of the application, self-selected) but the money isn't there for more of us to get the necessary support, so why cut each other down (either as cynics, dreamers or a combo thereof)? 
  • How would they even know if we published papers or not? It's not like we gave them a CV. They are definitely not going to Google us. Also, if it is true that they pre-screen the submissions based on previous achievements rather than the content and the execution, I would be disappointed at the organization as a whole.
  • Wasn't there a spot to list publications and fellowships on the app? (I thought there was). If not, I did include them in the 'scholarly trajectory' section of the application. Also, have you looked at the CVs of past winners? They do suggest that prior fellowships and publications matter.  
  • oh maybe there was... it's too long ago now and I have my first publication since. I still hope it's not a large factor for the consideration for the fellowship.
  • Yes, there was a spot to list publications and previous awards around page 3 of the application. (Can still see my submitted application. This was after educational info and before the diss title and abstract - could list up to ten awards and up to eight publications.) 
  • How exactly do they evaluate applications? Is it just publications and fellowships?


  • (x7) Acceptance received 4pm, 09 March via email
  • Congrats! Anyone else heard anything? Nothing in my inbox or spam.
  • Congratulations. Do you know if all the acceptances go out at the same day/time? 
  • Congrats! Which discipline are you? Music. Women's Studies. 
  • Acceptance rec'd 4:04pm, 09 March via email - American Studies
  • Were you the one who posted above?
  • No, I just modeled my post after the first and included my discipline.
  • Thanks! And congrats!
  • Of course! And thank you!
  • Gah - nothing here. Looks like the winners are being notified today! Congrats to you all.
  • Don't forget--in the past, they've notified on a rolling basis, so all hope is not lost.
  • He :) - I hope you are right! (I just can't help but be pessimistic on this one despite submitting what I think was a pretty strong application and strong professional record. Damn them! My name is at the end of the alphabet though. 
  • I've looked at the past years of this wiki, and I didn't see anyone get an acceptance that came after the initial wave. (Some people got alternate notifications.) Looks like I have a date with some booze tonight!
  • Acceptance here too - provisional on professor saying I'm still on track (thankfully am) - in history.
  • Congratulations! Did you receive your notification at around 4pm, too?
  • Yep, it seems like there was a batch that went out around the same time. Thanks! 
  • Any sociologists receiving emails of acceptance?
  • Yep-- received mine around 1pm PST/4pm EST.
  • I guess it's time to accept defeat then. 
  • To the sociologist who got accepted, are you from an Ivy or any of the top sociology schools--Berkeley, Michigan, Wisconsin, NYU?
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oSKyaXkzVvc
  • ^ Thank you for that. Congrats to all!
  • Acceptance received 3pm (CST), but it got caught in my "social" folder in Gmail for some reason, so make sure to check there.  I'm in History (non-Ivy). 
  • Congrats everyone! Looks like the rest of us will receive rejection letters tomorrow? Good times!
  • Out of curiosity (win, lose, waitlist, whatever you are): is ACLS/Mellon the biggest humanities completion fellowship (in terms of numbers who apply) in the US? And if so, do any of you have an idea as to why? I applied because, while I already have funding, it always looks nice to have an external award on your CV - plus the stipend is generous as far as stipends go. Was just curious as to why it is this fellowship that elicits such a discussion every year...
  • I think you've answered your own question. I'd always heard that Mellon/ACLS is the most prestigious and selective humanities completion fellowship in the US.
  • Anyone in Modern Languages with an acceptance? Congrats to all
  • Anyone in Art History? Congratulations!
  • Any anthropologists?  Congrats to all of the recipients!
  • Any news today? (3/10)
  • I'm assuming there won't be until around 4pm on the east coast. 
  • Acceptance -- email 3/14 at 12pm. (Anthropology) But I am declining because I've taken another offer. Also assume I was wait-listed, because first round of acceptances went out on 3/9? If that is consolation to folks.
  • Alternate Notification Section
  • Notification of alternate status, 12:21pm EST (I imagine the chances of this turning into a fellowship are slim, right?)
  • Any other alternates on here? Does anyone know how many alternates there typically are? And when do awardees have to accept? Congrats to all who won!
  • Alternate (3/10), Anthropology. (R1 Public U, national fellowships but no publications). Condolences to all the rejections after that brutal application--I fully expect to join the ranks soon enough.
  • I was lurking here and can speak to the alternate list; I was an alternate in 2012 and did evetually get the fellowship. I got the alt-list notification on 3/9/12 - the list wasn't ranked but I was told it was 'very short' or some such thing. I got the notice that I would, in fact, get the fellowship on 4/3/12. I am not certain exaclty what happened, but you have to assume that with ALCS being so competitive, at least some of the winners will also get job offers. Of course this may not happen for you, but I wanted to chime in to let you know that moving from the alternate list to the funded list can happen.
  • Thanks so much for weighing in! It's mind blowing that the list isn't ranked.
  • You're welcome. I misspoke - what I meant to say was that they did not indicate rank on the alternate list in their email to me, and I never asked, either. However, it's probable that the list is ranked, but that they don't make the rank order public.
  • Makes sense. Thank you again! I really, really appreciate it.
  • 3/18: Still no word here on alternate status (anthropologist above). Anyone hear anything? Another thanks to the poster above for further info. <-- I did get bumped up, so there's hope guys.
  • Thanks for the news. Fingers crossed, but expectations low.
  • To the awardees: would someone mind posting the accept by/reject by date indicated in the acceptance email? Antsy alternate here trying to figure out what to do for next fall, and assuming that this date has already passed.  Thanks!  
  • Acceptance deadline is April 2
  • Thanks--much appreciated. (and also, arrrrrgggghhhh)
  • Based on past years, today would be the day (the day following the confirm/deny deadline) that alternates hear something (or don't). Anyone?
  • Anthropologist above again. For the sake of posterity, for future alternates, what limited information I can provide: This year, alternates were notified of alternate status on 3/10. The acceptance deadline for awardees was 4/2. As in past years, it was allegedly a "short list," but with no indication of ranking or probability. After a month of no word, I emailed to ask the contact person if there was anything--probability, ranking, time of expected announcement--that she could tell me, since I had to find other work for the fall and time was short.  She replied that indeed, the list was ranked, but it was their policy not to make the rankings public. Notifications within two weeks. Completely unhelpful. I finally was rejected today, 4/13.  In my experience, being an alternate is basically a very unpleasant purgatory that allows you a month to work through the five stages of grant rejection grief while compulsively checking email. Obviously, some percentage of the 'very short list' is awarded, based on other people declining because they got TT jobs, or better postdocs, or whatever--something I'm sure varies year by year. But, without some degree of mercy from ACLS, (or more info from lurkers who watch this wiki and go through the process. hint hint.) there's simply no way to know whether you're in the percentage of the short list which is likely to be awarded based on past year non-acceptance percentages, or whether you essentially got an 'honorable mention' consolation prize because the award committee got two sugars instead of three or a butterfly flapped its wings in Brooklyn or whatever miniscule factor existed that caused your years of work (along with 930 other proposals) to be passed over when it was clearly equally award-able. That's just the bitterness talking--off to do some adjuncting so that I can never finish my diss! But seriously, good luck to the alternates and condolences to us rejects. My advice is to assume you didn't get it, so you'll be pleasantly surprised if you do and won't waste a month thinking about it either way. And those who got it better do some earth-shattering work:)
  • Awarded alternate status:   x3
  • Moved from alternate to awarded:   x1
  • Unawarded alternates: x1
  • End Alternate Section
  • Rejection (3/10, 10:34 PST) (x3)
  • Rejection (3/10, 1:34 EST), Political Science... is there any way to get reviewer's comments? Just curious to know what they thought of my project since I get almost no feedback at my home dept!
  • I asked for reviewer's comments on my application, I just replied to the email I got (no response yet). 
  • I followed your lead and recieved this enlightening reply:  "ACLS’s reviewing system allows evaluators to release comments to applicants at their discretion, but it does not require that they do so. Thus it is possible to not receive comments from all, or even any, of the reviewers who participated in the assessment of your application. In your case, unfortunately, reviewers did not designate any comments for release to the applicant."
  • I received the same response to my request for comments.  It was disappointing as I was hoping for comments at the least to help improve my grant writing.
  • Rejection (3/10, 1:35PM  EST), Sociology, R1, non-Ivy
  • Rejection (3/10, 1:44 EDT), Anthropology (FYI--I have multiple publications and earned a Fulbright & NSF for fieldwork; Ivy, R1) --> Oh wow, we're the same! (sociologist below)
  • Rejection (3/10, 1:45 EST), Sociology (Non-Ivy, R1, 4 publications, Fulbright and NSF DDIG)
  • Rejection (3/10, 1:45 EST), Modern Languages (Spanish). Non-ivy, private R1.
  • Rejection (3/10, 10:40 PST), Modern Languages. Non-Ivy.
  • Rejection, art history, from a big ten u
  • Rejection (3/10, 5:40 GMT), without silver spoon in mouth.
  • Rejection (3/10, 1:43 EST)
  • Rejection, decided to quit graduate school to train for IronMan 2016. Let the ruling class shower their children with fellowships; I'll be running/biking/swimming. (x4)
  • Rejection, Anthropology 3/10
  • Rejection, History - already have a job lined up luckily #nomoreplanB
  • Anyone else still heard nothing? I'm wearing my lucky fellowship news tshirt and everything <--Still nothing here, either, and it's approaching 4:00 pm EST. Are we to expect another round of rejections tomorrow? Still no news for me either. (2:40 PST)
  • Rejection (3/10, 11.40 PST), History. (FYI - I am Ivy with multiple publications in top-ranked journals and previous Mellon fellowships...so there ya go, it's a tough one). 
  • Rejection (3/10, 1:39 EST), English (Medieval)
  • Rejection (3/10, 12:51 CST), History, private school (non-ivy), 1 publication.
  • Rejection (3/10, 12:40 CST), Comparative Literature, private R1/top 20 university
  • Can anyone clarify the order of notifications (e.g., based on past years)? Name, field, etc.? Congrats to the recipients!
  • Rejection (3/10, 12:41 CST), History, Non Ivy League. 2 publications. Large midwestern state university. Congratulations to the winners.
  • Hoping that posting my rejection here mitigates my sorrows. (x3)
  • Alternate (3/10), History. Congrats to winners!
  • Still no news here. I know two people in my field (Anthropology) who received rejections already.
  • Nothing here, either (3/11 10:00 am CST) There has been one posted acceptance, one rejection, and one alternate for my field (History). I wonder what it means if we didn't hear Monday or Tuesday. Maybe there were so many applicants they have to space out the rejections over several days. :(
  • how are you all seeing posted acceptances and rejections? <-- Sorry if my comment above was confusing. I was referring to the acceptances/rejections that people on this discussion board have "posted."
  • FYI, I hadn't heard anything (despite checking spam folders religiously) and called. Rejection. BUT all notifications should have been sent out, so if you haven't heard you might want to call. (3/11, 4:20 EST)
  • I also had not heard anything and called today (sadly, rejected). All notifications have been sent out so if you did not receive anything then you should contact ACLS (3/12, 3:33 CST). 
  • Acceptance, art history, public R1. 
  • March 16--Still haven't heard anything (history). Am I missing something?


  • Rejected here. Asked for reviewers' comments and I got this response: "ACLS’s reviewing system allows evaluators to release comments to applicants at their discretion, but it does not require that they do so. Thus it is possible to not receive comments from all, or even any, of the reviewers who participated in the assessment of your application. In your case, unfortunately, reviewers did not designate any comments for release to the applicant." (3/12) (x3)
  • After being rejected, I received a different message about the comments. Apparently, there is some variation here. But, if there are comments, it seems that they will not become available until later in April: "We received your request for feedback on your application to the Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowship program. ACLS’s reviewing system allows evaluators to release comments to applicants at their discretion. Hence, it is possible to not receive comments from all of the reviewers who participated in the assessment of your application. As we are still in the midst of the fellowship selection season, you will receive an email with the comments that reviewers provided on your application by late April." (x2)
  • I got the same as the above (ie, we'll get them to you in April). I am thus wondering if there is some sort of internal process we are unaware of - ie, that, given the volume of applications, they cut some outright and they never go off for peer review, and therefore there are not any comments. The "semi-finalists" do go to peer review, so you'll get comments. It'd be interesting to know the reality of it, but my experience in the past with some of the big Mellon awards is that if I've won or been short-listed, I receive comments. If I was an early reject, no comments.  
  • Accepted (3/9). Also, this is my first time seeing this wiki, and it is probably the craziest/most neurotic thing I've ever seen in my entire life. I drove myself crazy enough without this. Why make it worse?
    • Could not agree with you more!! I came across this wiki a few years ago and have periodically checked when applying for stuff, but on the whole attempt to avoid the fracas. It's pretty ugly. And insane. This thread - the Mellon/ACLS - takes the cake for being the worst year after year after year. Still cannot figure out why either - I won a Mellon dissertation completion fellowship this year through another organization on here, worth the same amount of $$, but people really go apeshit over this one. Just remember it's presumably a job you want in the end. Eye on the prize. 
    • Yeah, me too guys! I won this fellowship and I read this wiki for years too, so I just thought I'd come here and post about how everyone else who reads it and posts is ugly and neurotic! I mean, it's not like their only chance to finish up six years of labor hinges on an opaque and arbitrary review process or some crazy shit like that! Well, gotta go spend my 32k, hope the 1000 people who failed can realize the wisdom of my post and just chill already! Peace!
      • Sorry you're bitter and entitled. 
      • I'm definitely bitter--you got me there. But I would say 'entitled' is a better descriptor for someone who wins a fellowship, and then for whatever reason decides the best thing to do with a fellowship wiki is an unintentionally ironic self-congratulatory post about how neurotic all the losers who post on the wiki are. Launching personal attacks on a bunch of random strangers mostly attempting to console themselves and each other and/or help each other out with information not othewise available, is just lame.

ACOR-CAORC Fellowship Edit

AERA Minority Dissertation Fellowship Edit


American Academy in Rome - Rome Prize Edit

  • Applied x3
  • Any word about interviews?
  • Interviews (Skype or NYC visit - applicant's choice) were scheduled in Jan. for Feb. (2/6)
  • Rejection via e-mail (3/16)

Andrew W. Mellon Predoctoral History Education Fellowship at the Museum of the City of New York  Edit


  • Three Fellows will be selected to be in residence at the Museum of the City of New York for fourteen-months beginning in July 2015, during which time they will be fully integrated into the life of the Museum.
  • Received offer 5/7

ASA Minority Fellowship Edit

Applied (x3)

  • Any idea if winners are notified earlier than non-winners?
  • According to the website we will be notified at the end of April (3/30)
  • Happened to come across an annoucement online - a department annouced one of their students as a fellow for next year. So it looks like winners have been notified....
    • Dang. I was really hoping for this one. Assuming we're talking about same person, it looks like ASA notified her yesterday (4/16). A news bulletin for a different student was posted 4/14 too.
    • Dam! I really was hoping for this one .....better luck next year.
  • Rejection email received 4/21.

Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs Research Fellowships, Harvard University Edit

Berlin Program for Advanced German & European Studies (Freie Universität) Edit

  • Applied x4
  • Last year, announcements went out the second week of February, so we're not far away. 
  • Awarded a fellowship Oct '15-Sept '16 (02/06) x2
  • rejected 2/6. For the record, 63 applications total. Letter did not say how many awards. x2
  • From previous years, they accept btw 10-12 doctoral candidates & 2-3 post-docs, depending on funding levels.

Boren Fellowship Edit

  • Applied x1
  • This is followed more closely on grad cafe, but it can also be a dissertation fellowship depending on when you apply in your grad career.
  • Last year, offers went out on April 18.  Website says notification by late April.

Bourses Jeanne Marandon?Edit

  • Trying to find out how many doctoral awards they give out per year, and when they notify - anyone? 
  • Waitlisted, notified by email (4/3) x2
  • Current Marandon Fellow here. I received word of my acceptance on April 16 last year. There is a least one other doctoral student in France on a Marandon Fellowship now, so it seems that they do award multiple fellowships each year. However, I'm not sure how many in total they award - the 'historical memory' of the fellowship, at least published online, is not substantial.
  • Source at the SPFFA says to expect notifications for people on the waitlist in mid-May when the SPFFA convenes for the last time this academic year.
  • Accepted (previously waitlisted) (5/12) x2

Boston College - African and African Diaspora Studies Dissertation FellowshipEdit

Applied (x5)

  • 4/9/15 Anyone have any updates on this yet? Looks like people last year heard around this time...
  • 4/9/15 Radio silence here.
  • 4/9/15 Ditto x3
  • No news as of 4/13 3pm EST. x3
  • I called them up at the end of last week and they said that notifications would be going out early this week via snail mail. Also that you could ask them to send the notification via email, if you preferred. I didn't do that, but might end up doing so if nothing arrives in the next couple of days... Nothing in the mail today!
  • No news, mail, email, or otherwise, as of 4/17. x3
  • Rejection in the mail today!!! Apparently there was only one fellowship this year?! x4
  • Still no response (mail or e-mail) as of 4/22 x3
  • I still haven't heard anything as of 4/27; I'm going to inquire.
  • No response yet (5/6)
  • a student at my university has received and accepted this fellowship

Brown Diversity FellowshipEdit

CAORC Mediterranean Regional Research Fellowship Edit

Applied x4

Any idea when notification letters go out?

  • I read April 15, 2015. Anyone know if you have a fighting chance for these general CAORC fellowships, if you're rejected for another fellowship by a specific AORC?  Just got a rejection a couple days ago from a CAORC research center, so not really holding out hope that CAORC headquarters will like my project if the research center I proposed working with, doesn't. 

No news yet on my side (4/4)

Still no news this past week, do you think it'll be mid-April or end of April? (4/11)

  • I received an email on April 7 requesting further paperwork for a possible affiliation with a specific ARC (noting that the request was not an indication that I'd received the award); the email said they will announce winners by 4/17. 

Received rejection via email (4/14)

Rejection via email. Subject heading was for Mediterranean but one sentence thanked me for applying to the Multi-Country. Not sure what to make of it? (4/14) 

  • Same here, and I applied to both as well; I think it's just a typo. (4/14)

Rejection via email (4/14) x4

CAORC Multi-Country Research Fellowship Edit

Applied x4

Rejection received via e-mail 4/15, 10:11 am

Rejection received 4/15 via e-mail. x4

Acceptance 4/15- short email w/ no information about number of applicants etc. 

Carter G. Woodson Institute PreDoctoral Fellowship at UVA (African & African American)Edit

  • applied x2
  • Got in - received a letter on 1/20 - very early decision!
  • snail mail rejection, 3/4

Carter Manny Award Edit

  • Applied x1
  • Notification pushed back until after September 21

Center for Democracy, Development and Rule of Law (Stanford) Predoctoral Fellowship Edit


  • Rejected via email, 3/13/15.  Email noted only four fellowships were awarded.


  • Anyone else heard anything from them? Have awardees been notified? (3/24)

Center for Jewish History, Graduate Research FellowshipEdit

The application deadline for Graduate Research Fellowships starting in Fall 2016 is February 2, 2016.

The Center for Jewish History offers ten-month fellowships to doctoral candidates to support original research using the collections of the Center’s partners – American Jewish Historical Society, American Sephardi Federation, Leo Baeck Institute, Yeshiva University Museum, and YIVO Institute for Jewish Research. Preference is given to those candidates who draw on the library and archival resources of more than one partner institution. Fellows must be in residence at the Center from September 2015 through June 2016 and applicants should have completed all requirements (i.e., coursework, exams, dissertation proposal) for the doctoral degree except for the dissertation. It is required that each fellow spend a minimum of three days per week in residence in the Lillian Goldman Reading Room using the archival and library resources. Fellows must also participate in the Center for Jewish History Fellowship Seminar Program, attend bi-weekly meetings of the fellowship program cohort, deliver a minimum of one lecture based on research conducted at Center, and submit a report upon completion of the Fellowship describing her/his experience as a Center Fellow. Fellowships carry a stipend of $17,500 for a period of one academic year. Fellows from universities more than 125 miles away from New York City may be entitled to additional funding of up to $5,000 to offset moving expenses.

Eligibility- The fellowship is open to qualified doctoral candidates from accredited domestic and international institutions. - Fellows must be in residence at the Center from the beginning of September 2016 until the end of June 2017. - Applicants should have completed all requirements (i.e., coursework, exams, dissertation proposal) for the doctoral degree except for the dissertation. - For non-U.S. citizens, it is the responsibility of the applicant to have the appropriate visa for acceptance of the award during the ten-month fellowship term. The Center for Jewish History is not a visa-granting institution but it will help facilitate the visa application process.

Requirements for Application 1. Cover letter stating area of interest, knowledge of relevant languages, and how the project relates to the general mission of the Center for Jewish History 2. Curriculum Vitae, including contact information, education, publications, scholarly and/or museum activities, teaching experience, and any other relevant work experience 3. Research proposal of no more than four pages double-spaced, including specific reference to the collections at the Center and clearly stated goals for research during the period of the fellowship 4. A one-page bibliography of important secondary sources for the project 5. Graduate school transcript 6. Three letters of recommendation, which address the significance of the candidate’s work for his or her field, as well as the candidate’s ability to fulfill the proposed work. Please ensure that your application indicates the names and contact information of those writing letters of recommendation on your behalf. 7. Letters of recommendation should be sent under separate cover – preferably by email or dossier service – to the address below. 8. Please submit application materials 1-5 by email as one continuous PDF file. Transcripts may arrive separately to the below address or email address.

The schedule for the application process is as follows: - All application materials, including letters of recommendation, must be received by February 2, 2016 for consideration. - Announcement of grant recipients: April 2016 - Commencement of grant period: September 1, 2016 - Conclusion of grant period: June 30, 2017

To download the full application guidelines, please visit http://www.fellowships.cjh.org

Applications are to be submitted to: Christopher Barthel, Ph.D. Senior Manager for Academic and Public Programs, Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street, New York, NY 10011, United States of America. Email: fellowships@cjh.org

Center for Jewish History, Lapidus Summer Fellowship Program Edit

The Center for Jewish History and the American Jewish Historical Society offer a six-week Fellowship to recent Ph.D.s and doctoral candidates conducting original research using the collections of the Center’s five partners: American Jewish Historical Society, American Sephardi Federation, Leo Baeck Institute, Yeshiva University Museum and YIVO Institute for Jewish Research.

Fellows will take residence at the Center for Jewish History in NYC from June 15, 2015 through July 24, 2015. Each Fellow will be required to spend a minimum of three days per week in residence, working with archival and library resources in the Center’s Lillian Goldman Reading Room. Fellows should plan to be in residence the full week of June 15, 2014 to participate in orientation/archival training sessions. Up to six Fellowships will be awarded in summer 2015. Applicants should be recent Ph.D.s, ABD or in the process of writing their dissertations.

  • Application deadline: April 17, 2015
  • Full description and application guidelines are available at fellowships.cjh.org

CFD - Consortium for Faculty Diversity Pre and Post-Doctoral Fellowships Edit

  • Applied (x5)
  • Contacted (list school and department)
  • Contacted by Denison, request to apply-Art (could you give more info? date contacted, nature of conversation?) Applied directly to job posting after being contacted, subsequently was not selected as a finalist for interview at CAA.
  • Yes, please give more info- btw has anyone every received this fellowship by being contacted by schools based on their application in the CFD system?  Seems like schools use this when they want to recruit a particular candidate, not to browse to fill a position.  Can anyone verify this?
  • Does anyone know how this fellowship works? Do most people contact the department they would like to be hosted by directly? What about the contact person at the college? Please help!
  • Was contacted by a college and told I was on a shortlist (Jan. 8) and asked if I was still interested and that they would make decisions around end Jan.  Said yes. Then no further contact.

Charlotte Newcombe Fellowship Edit

  • 11/11: I submitted my supplemental materials via email last Friday 11/7, but I have yet to receive confirmation of their receipt/inclusion in my applicatoin. Anyone else? 
  • 11/12: I did not receive confirmation either, but when I checked the status of my application online it showed that everything had been received. 
  • 11/14: I sent my stuff in yesterday, and it had not shown up in my account yet.  So, I emailed them, and they said that they actually convert the documents by hand and it can take up to 5 business days to do so.  As long as you emailed them in by the application date they will count as on time.
  • 11/14: Thanks y'all. My documents are now appearing as received. Good luck everyone!
  • 11/14: The list of selection committee does not list anyone for the field of performance studies, although applicants can select performance studies from the drop-down menu. Does anyone have a sense of how this will work? 
  • 2/5/15: any word yet? it looks like in the past they have started to notify about finalists between 2/22 and 2/28, but you never know...
  • 2/18/15: Any news?
  • 2/18/15: Haven't heard anything yet.
  • 2/18/15: Nothing yet. Based upon previous years, I am guesing that finalists should learn about advancing sometime between next Tuesday (the 24th) and Friday (the 27th). 
  • 2/18/15 When I submitted this thing I thought I would just forget about it, but here I am.
  • 2/19/15 Just found out I'm a finalist (x3)
  • 13% of >500 applicants are finalists.
  • 2/19/15 Rejection received by email. Pretty general response - "over 500 applications were received this year for 22 awards." x5
  • 3/7/2015: Has anyone heard anything else?
  • They're meeting on 3/20 to select winners. Notifications will go out the next week.
  • 3/20/2015: According to the last email I received, the Selection Committee is meeting today to decide on winners.  Does anybody know about how quickly finalists are notified after the selection meeting with their final status?
  • In past years they haven't released results until the following Monday. Maybe we'll get lucky?
  • 3/20/2015: Did anyone receive confirmation of final documents receipt?
  • 3/21/2015: Any day now!  I believe decisions were made yesterday.
  • 3/23/2015: Is today the day? If so, does anyone have any idea when they will send out emails?
  • I sure hope so.  The wait is agonizing.  I really have no idea what time the emails are sent out (if it even happens today).
  • None so far.  There is a certain amount of relief finding out I'm not the only one without an email, but some sort of news would be better.
  • Maybe the notifications aren't coming today--it's almost 4 pm EDT...
  • Why is everybody convinced they must come today? Their email said: "Th[e] committee will be meeting on March 20th to decide this year’s Fellows. Word of their decisions will be sent by email the following week". That gives them until the 27th. Chill out everybody! (Or am I missing something?)
  • Because as far as I know, for the past few years the decisions have been emailed the Monday following the Friday the Selection Committee met (meaning today).  This obviously isn't carved in stone.
  • 3/24/2015: Apparently it wasn't carved in stone, unless we were all no go's. Relax, we'll all hear soon enough. Obviously our projects are all good if we've made it this far--definitely something to remember going forward. Good luck everyone (including the lurkers who don't post) :)
  • Rejection 11:15am EDT x3
  • I got an award offer at 11:07 AM EDT (3/24/15) x4
  • I got the award offer this morning (and am one of the X's above). I just wanted to add something. The fact that I have gotten this fellowship while being rejected from all the myriad less selective ones that I applied for, for which my project was definitely a better fit than it is for the Newcombe, confirms in my opinion how almost entirely haphazard this whole process is. Sorry if this input is unwelcome.
  • (3/25/15 at 3:30 AM EDT) I am a finalist and I have not heard anything yet.  Someone please put me out of my misery. EDIT: I got no sleep last night and my award offer was in my junk mail. I can't believe it. Congrats to all of the finalists- applying for fellowships is such an ontological struggle and I'm just so happy right now I need to go get an ice cream. 
  • just made a very difficult decision to decline the award, so at least one more should be coming
  • Thanks for the info... the deafening silence was very demoralizing.

Chateaubriand Fellowship in the Humanities Edit

  • Applied x 8
  • Anyone know when they usually announce this?
  • For the past three years it was announced April 30.
  • Has anyone heard anything?
  • I called yesterday and the person I spoke to said the committee met last week and the results will be emailed this week.  He also said they may be posted on the website.
  • Accepted. 11:30AM EDT 4/30.
  • Still nothing here. I think this is a bad sign. 12:13 EST, 4/30.
  • Rejected, 12:40 EST, 4/30.
  • Accepted! 11:24 AM EST 4/30. 115 applications, 15 fellowships (6 year-long, 5 fall, 4 spring). Best of luck to everyone.
  • Accepted for 8-month grant, 4/30. I already accepted a Fulbright for next year...so I think I have to turn it down...
  • Rejected 12:21 EDT, 4/30
  • Offered spring fellowship. Rejected on 5/1 due to winning an alternative fellowship.

Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation Doctoral FellowshipsEdit

Doctoral candidates who are non-ROC citizens and who are enrolled in an accredited university in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Central America, or South America may apply for financial support for writing dissertations in the field of Chinese Studies in the humanities and social sciences. Citizens of the ROC should apply for Dissertation Fellowships for ROC Students Abroad.


CLIR/ Mellon Fellowship Edit

  • applied x12
  • Any word on this one yet? Or on when announcements are usually made? (2/16)
  • They notify on April 1st, as per the email confirmation they send when you submit your application (2/17)
  • Technically yes, but they actually seem to notify successful candidates earlier than that. From last year's thread: "According to past forums, CLIR/Mellon notifications came on March 4 (2011), March 12 (2012), and March 20 (2013) by email. Those days were, respectively, the first Friday, the second Monday, and the third Wednesday of the month. Last year, rejection emails went out March 28." Although last year apparently nobody dropped a line to say if/when early acceptances had gone out. (2/17)

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