FRANKE RESIDENTIAL DISSERTATION COMPLETION FELLOWSHIPS
Each year the Franke Institute for the Humanities awards a limited number of Residential Dissertation Completion Fellowships to doctoral students in the Humanities Division of the University of Chicago. These fellowships include the year's stipend and tuition payments, as well as an additional stipend of $2,500 if degree work is completed by the end of the fellowship year. Usually six Franke Dissertation Completion Fellowships are awarded annually.
The fellow’s principal obligation, above and beyond the dissertation, is to participate in biweekly (sometimes weekly) brown-bag workshops along with the Faculty Residential Fellows. At each workshop, the group discusses a pre-circulated paper by one of the fellows related to the current Franke project.
Fellows are expected to be in residence throughout their fellowship year but are under no obligation to use the Franke facilities beyond participation in the Fellows’ workshops. It is understood that students on the job market may need to miss workshop meetings from time to time.
The Franke Institute offers the Dissertation Completion Fellows such basic logistical support as shared office space, xeroxing and scanning use, network hookup, as well as the desirable location in the Regenstein Library.
Applying for Franke Residential Dissertation Completion Fellowships
Franke Dissertation Completion Fellows are selected in coordination with the Humanities Division Dissertation Completion Fellowships Selection Committee. If you are already applying for a divisional DCF, there is nothing else you need to do. Awards are announced in early May.