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Summer Dissertation Writing Program 2015 CLOSED

Acceptances for this program have been completed. Please check back in September in order to apply for the GRI 2016 Summer Dissertation Writing Workshops. Any submissions sent before then will be disregarded.

Doctoral students in any discipline and in the advanced stages of dissertation writing are eligible to apply to summer intensive dissertation-writing workshops, to be held at the Berlin, Florence, London, and Washington DC institutes in the summer of 2015.  Each site will be able to host an average of six doctoral students for a period of six weeks. It is possible that one of these workshops will be discipline-specific.  If so, applicants will be notified when it is decided.  In the meantime, students from all fields and disciplines are welcome to apply to all workshops. The workshops will be held from Monday, June 15 to Friday, July 24, 2015.

Participants in the summer dissertation program will have their travel and their housing provided.  NYU will also provide (wherever possible) a meal plan.  When this is not possible, a $50 per diem will be provided to defray this cost.  On-site, participants will have shared office space and will enjoy modest administrative support during the course of the summer program. Participants in the dissertation workshops will be required to be in full-time residence (without the interruption of family or friends), and to commit to work intensively and exclusively on the writing of their dissertations over the course of the program.  A faculty advisor will be on-site to provide general advice (and moral support), but students are expected to be in the final write-up stages and thus not need any topic-specific research support.

The final deadline is now Friday, February 13, 2015. Applicants will be notified in March.



To apply to the 2015 summer dissertation writing program, please click here»


  • With rare exceptions, this program is intended for students who aim to file their dissertations no later than the end of the fall semester following the summer dissertation session attended.
  • The dates provided are those of the program itself. Participants must check into the residence on the Saturday before the program begins (but no earlier).
  • Participants must attend for the entire duration of the program, and be in residence at the Institute during the week.  It will not be possible for participants to travel during weekdays.
  • This fellowship is free-standing; that is, students who have spent the prior semester in residence, or plan to spend the subsequent semester in residence are normally ineligible for this program.
  • GRI does not reimburse excess baggage fees, nor change of ticket fees.
  • Housing is intended for workshop participants only. This program is not appropriate for traveling with partners or spouses, nor hosting visitors or family for the duration of the program.

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