Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship (DPDF) Program
Supporting the development of innovative dissertation proposals in the humanities and social sciences
- Predissertation Research
The Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship Program is an interdisciplinary training program that helps early-stage doctoral students in the humanities and social sciences formulate dissertation research proposals. The program seeks students who can strengthen their proposals through exposure to the theories, literatures, methods, and intellectual traditions of disciplines outside their own. To that end, the program offers workshops, exploratory summer research, and writing opportunities guided by faculty mentorship and peer review.
The fellowship is open to all students in the humanities and social sciences who are beginning to formulate proposals for their dissertation research, regardless of topic. Please visit the program’s Student Fellowship Competition page for more information.