Once Application Materials are Complete, Submit your Application Here by 5pm on October 1, 2018!
Graduate Dissertation Completion Fellowships provide a one-semester stipend to outstanding Ph.D. candidates who would benefit from the financial security and the freedom to focus on their final semester writing. The award is one semester of support and the awardees are expected to be graduated at the end of the semester in which they hold the DCF.
The Office of the Provost will form a subcommittee to review applications according to the overall strength of the materials submitted and with regard to the likelihood of timely completion of a quality dissertation. Application packages that are not complete or are late will not be considered and it is the applicant’s responsibility to provide all required materials.
Submission Requirements: Each student must provide the following application materials:
- Letter of application for the fellowship including information about past and current funding from NU or external sources
- Description of the current state of the student’s dissertation along with a detailed timetable for completion
- Copy of an approved dissertation prospectus (if required) and evidence that a substantial amount of the writing has been completed in draft form
- Letter of recommendation from the dissertation advisor that describes the importance of the work and indicates when the dissertation will be completed (the letter must be enclosed in a sealed envelope and signed by the recommender) – additional letters are not encouraged
- Expected date of dissertation defense (highlighted in bold font)
- Curriculum vitae
- Documents (other than the letter of recommendation) must be submitted in a single PDF to the Dissertation Completion Fellowship form at the bottom of this page.
The stipend for one semester will be half of the current academic year stipend rate for the department where the student’s primary affiliation resides. In addition, both the student’s one- credit registration fee and health insurance will be covered by the award for the semester in which the student holds the fellowship. The award must be used during the semester for which it is awarded and may not be deferred. Students are expected to complete their dissertation during the period of the award and may not hold any employment, internal or external, or awards during that term including outside fellowships, research assistant appointments, or teaching assistant appointments. For students on federal loan, a concurrent DCF award may result in an adjusted loan amount. Please consult the Student Financial Services Offices (email@example.com) for additional information.
Please address all letters of recommendation to:
Vice Provost for the PhD Network
346 Renaissance Park
1135 Tremont St (Northeastern University)
Boston, MA 02120
Submit your Spring 2019 DCF Application here:
1 semester, must be the final semester of the PhD.
One semester of stipend, tuition and health insurance.
Currently enrolled Ph.D. students at Northeastern who have been in their programs for at least 4 years and completed all course requirements including comprehensive exams and dissertation proposal defense (if required) may apply. The fellowships will be awarded on a competitive basis.
Margaret Wald, Assistant Director
Bobby Anderson, Executive Assistant