Overview

The Dissertation Proposal Development (DPD) Program was founded in 2006 as an interdisciplinary training program to help graduate students in the humanities and social sciences formulate dissertation research proposals through exposure to the theories, literatures, methods, and intellectual traditions of disciplines outside their own.

After 10 years of running a national student competition and offering fellowships and workshops to graduate students across the humanities and social sciences, the Dissertation Proposal Development Program is no longer offering fellowships to individual graduate students as of fall 2016.

Rather, through its new University Initiative, the DPD Program will now work exclusively with universities to help them develop interdisciplinary dissertation proposal development training programs for graduate students on their own campuses. More information about the University Initiative and how institutions can participate is available on the University Initiative's website.

Program Components

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