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Humanities Initiative Dissertation Support

Call for Applications

Rock Ethics Institute Fellow Awards 

Call for Applications 
Deadline: April 4, 2016 at 5pm for Fellows affiliating 
in Fall 2016 / Spring 2017

The Rock Ethics Institute is pleased to announce the Rock Ethics Institute Fellow Awards offered in conjunction with the College of the Liberal Arts' Departmental Humanities Initiative Dissertation Release (HIDR) Awards. These combined awards are for Humanities graduate students who are working on ethics-related topics in their dissertations. The Rock Ethics Institute Award augments the Department Dissertation Release Award by providing a $1000 scholarship to support research and related activities (for the semester in which the student received a Department Dissertation Release Award). In addition, award recipients will have the Institute title of Rock Ethics Institute Fellow.

The Rock Ethics Institute Fellow will be asked to participate in the Rock Ethics Institute Fellow Seminar that meets every other week. They will also be informed of all Rock Ethics Institute events, and will be invited to participate in any events that are of interest to them or which would benefit their research. Our Fellows will profit from a stimulating research environment and gain recognition for their affiliation with the Rock Ethics Institute.

View the call for applications.


For complete College of the Liberal Arts’ requirements, please visit the College's Humanities Initiative Dissertation Support page.

How to Apply

Students eligible for a Humanities Initiative Dissertation Support Award who wish to be considered for the Rock Ethics Institute Fellow Award should forward an application to Keshia Kennelley at  Applications should be submitted by email in a PDF attachment, and should include the following:

  1. A complete information summary form
  2. Verification in the form of a memo from your director of graduate studies indicating eligibility for the Humanities Initiative Dissertation Release in the 2016-17 academic year
  3. A curriculum vitae (no more than three pages) 
  4. A cover letter that includes:
    1. interest in a Fall 2016 or Spring 2017 release
    2. a brief description of the dissertation project and its connection with the focus of the center or institute to which the student is applying
    3. status of the dissertation proposal
    4. a timetable for completing the dissertation
    5. interest in participating in the activities of the center/institute while engaged as a Fellow

More information on the application requirements can be found on the Humanities Dissertation Award website.

Past Recipients

Learn about the students who have been awarded a Rock Ethics Institute Fellows Award in conjunction with Humanities Initiative Dissertation Support