Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Fellowship in Women's Studies , 2018

Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Fellowship in Women's Studies , and applications are submitted till October 15, 2017, 11:59 p.m. EST . The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation is awarding dissertation fellowships to support the final year of dissertation writing for Ph.D. or Th.D. degree in the humanities and Social sciences. In 2017 , ten Fellows will receive $5,000 to be used for expenses connected with completing their dissertations, such as research-related travel, data work/collection, and supplies. Applicants must have enrolled in a doctoral program at an American university located in the United States and must have completed all pre-dissertation requirements. Full details:

School(Institutions/ Country): USA

Level: Fellowships support the final year of dissertation writing for Ph.D. or Th.D. degree.

Field(s): The Women’s Studies competition is for projects in the humanities and social sciences; Projects in fields such as management, the clinical and biological sciences, and law are not eligible unless they have a demonstrable academic grounding in the humanities and social sciences. Applicants working on health-related issues in the social sciences should consider carefully whether their work demonstrably centers on the topic’s social, cultural, and individual aspects.

Deadline: October 15, 2017, 11:59 p.m. EST 

Funded By: The Woodrow W National Fellowship Foundation

Beneficiaries(Target Groups): Woodrow W Dissertation Fellowship is targeted for both US and international students.

Benefits(Value/ Inclusions):

‣ Award No: In 2017 , up to ten fellowships will be awarded.

‣ Scholarship Duration: Fellowship is awarded for one academic year ( The 2018 Fellows will serve their tenure from September 1, 2018 – August 31, 2019..)

‣ Scholarship covers: Each fellow will receive $5,000 which will be used for expenses connected with completing their dissertations, such as research-related travel, data work/collection, and supplies.


The Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Fellowship for International Students in Women’s Studies encourages original and significant research about women that crosses disciplinary, regional, or cultural boundaries.

Previous Fellows have explored such topics as transnational religious education for Muslim women, the complex gender dynamics of transidentity management, women’s electoral success across racial and institutional contexts, women’s sports, militarism and the education of American women, and the relationship between family commitments and women’s work mobility.


‣ Before deciding to apply for Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Fellowship , please consider the following questions to be certain that you are eligible:

  • Have you completed all pre-dissertation requirements?
  • Are you writing on issues related to women, gender, women’s studies or feminist/gender/LGBTQ theory?
  • Are you enrolled in a graduate school in the United States?
  • Do you expect to complete the Ph.D. by summer 2017 ?
If the answer to all of these questions is yes, you are eligible to apply for a Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Fellowship in Women’s Studies.


‣ Successful candidates will be notified by February 28, 2017 and the public announcement of new Fellows will be by May 1, 2017.

Scholarship Application Method

A complete Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Fellowship in Women’s Studies application consists of these required components:

  • • a submitted online application;
  • • the online submission of the required supplemental items as a PDF (See this template, which provides greater detail.);
  • • doctoral transcript; and
  • • two (2) letters of recommendation.

Basic steps for each of these can be found below.

Please note:

• All submissions must be properly labeled.

• Inquiries may be directed to WS@woodrow.org.

• Applicants are responsible for ensuring all of these components have been correctly labeled and submitted prior to the October 15, 2017 11:59 p.m. ET deadline.

• Incorrect file labeling may delay the processing of the application.

• It is strongly recommended that all components be submitted at least one day prior to the application deadline to ensure the documents have been received.

• You will be able to login and return at any time to your account to edit your personal information, change your password, start and/or complete your application, and verify receipt of supplemental items.

• If all components are not received by deadline, the application will be incomplete. Incomplete applications will not be considered.


  • Go to the application site. It is recommended that you save the web page as a bookmark.
  • Create an account/fill out the required information.
  • Click the SUBMIT button before October 15, 2017, 11:59 p.m. ET.
  • A. Obtain a copy of your doctoral transcript. The transcript may be official or unofficial for the initial submission. Finalists will be required to submit an official transcript. Save it/all pages into a single PDF file, correctly labeled.
  • B. Prepare cover sheet, abstract, proposal, bibliography, timetable, personal statement, and C.V. (See this template for the proposal document, which provides greater detail.)
  • C. Save into a single PDF file, correctly labeled.
  • D. Return to your account page and scroll to the bottom. Click on “Submit Supplemental Items.” Upload the transcript and the proposal document in the supplemental items section of the online application.
  • • Immediately upon saving your application, return to your account page and scroll to the bottom.  Click on Submit Supplemental Items.
  • • In the Recommendation Request Section, click on Start next to each listed letter of recommendation to initiate the recommendation request process. This will initiate an email request to your recommender to submit a letter.
  • • After entering your recommender’s name and email address, you will have the opportunity to include a personal note in the notification email.  It is strongly advised that you provide a “submit by” deadline in this area for your recommenders.
  • • Once you have started the process, your recommenders will receive an email requesting they submit a letter of recommendation on your behalf.  They have the option to accept or decline this request.  Recommenders who accept the request will be taken to an online form where they will enter some information before uploading and submitting their recommendation letter..
  • • If a recommender declines your request to provide a recommendation, you will be notified by email.  If you receive a “decline” notification, you will need to return to your account page and “Start” a new recommendation process with a different recommender.
  • • You also have the ability in this same area of your account page to change a recommender by clicking on Cancel and then following the procedures to Start a new recommendation process with a different recommender, or to Resend a request to one of your recommenders, if necessary.

All components are required. The deadline for all components is October 15, 2017.

Note: You will be able to track receipt of your letters of recommendation in the supplemental items section of your application. It is your responsibility to follow up with your recommenders to ensure that they have submitted their online recommendation prior to deadline, October 15, 2017, 11:59 PM EST.  We strongly recommend that Letters of Recommendation be submitted as early as possible to ensure they are received prior to deadline.

Important Competition Dates

October 15, 2017, 11:59 p.m. EST

Notification of Status (Finalist and Non-Finalist)
By January 15, 2018

Fellows Notified
By February 28, 2018

Public Announcement of Fellows
By May 1, 2018

Term of the award

The 2018 Fellows will serve their tenure from September 1, 2018 – August 31, 2019.


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