We are no longer accepting applications for the 2013 Summer Dissertation Writing Program. Doctoral Candidates interested in applying to the 2014 workshop should check back in May when the site will be updated. Feel free to read the text below to get a sense of the program, but be aware that the locations and potential topic-specific workshops may change. Any applications submitted prior to the site update in May 2013 will be discarded.
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 2013. Each site will be able to host an average of six doctoral students for a period of six weeks. The Berlin 2013 dissertation workshop will be for students in Humanities and Social Sciences working on topics related to modern Europe. Students from all fields and disciplines are welcome to apply to workshops in Florence, London, and Washington DC.
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.
TO APPLY TO A SUMMER DISSERTATION WRITING PROGRAM:
- 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 residence program itself; participants will be expected to arrive at least one day before and depart no sooner than one day after the end of the program.
- 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.