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Graduate Student Applicants

The UT Humanities Center offers four fellowships to UT graduate students who have completed all the requirements for the Ph.D. save writing the dissertation and who have applied successfully to the Center's fellowship program. Graduate-student Fellows are released from all teaching and/or tutoring duties for the entire academic year and have access to all amenities offered by the UTHC, including private offices during their tenure. All successful applicants are required to participate in the life of the Center by working daily in the personal offices provided at the UTHC, participating in and presenting work in once-weekly Chandler Seminars, and (if desirable) participating in ongoing UTHC faculty seminars. Graduate-student Fellows are eligible for travel funding through the UTHC’s Riggsby Travel Fund and Graduate Student Summer Travel Fund and are given fellows’ privileges at the UT Library.

To qualify for a Graduate-student Fellowship, students

  • must be ABD and have a defined dissertation project. Student applicants must be full-time graduate students at the University of Tennessee who have completed all the requirements for the Ph.D. (e.g., course work, comprehensive and language exams) save writing the Ph.D. dissertation. We expect that every successful applicant will complete writing the dissertation no later than 31 August of the following calendar year.
  • must have permission from their departments to apply for a full year’s research leave.

Applications for Graduate-student Fellowships are due on December 1 of the current calendar year.

Full details of the application may be found here.

Please contact the UTHC at 974-4222 or humanitiesctr@utk.edu if you have any questions or concerns.

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