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Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowship

Fellowships for graduate students in the humanities and related social sciences in the last year of dissertation writing. Must be ABD when applying and complete the dissertation during the award year or shortly thereafter. Includes a stipend of $30,000, $3,000 for research costs, and $5,000 for university fees. Applicants must be no more than six years in the degree program; awardees can hold this fellowships no later than their seventh year.


mid October

Application Procedure:
Student applies directly

Eligible to Apply:

Undergraduate: None

Graduate: Doctoral student - require ABD at time of application

Award Type:
Dissertation Completion Grant

Award Period:
Academic Year (Graduate)

Disciplines / Areas of Study or Interest:
Humanities and Social Sciences

Additional Qualifications:

Last Updated:
June 13, 2017

Last Updated: 9/12/17