This is a six-week intensive workshop for doctoral candidates to focus on completing their dissertations in a distraction-free environment. Students are provided with travel and a shared workspace at the site. Housing is also provided, along with a $50 per diem. There will be a faculty advisor on site to provide general advice and moral support.
No. It is designed for PhD Candidates in the final write-up stages of their dissertations with their research completed. As these groups are small, this is important to foster a maximally productive atmosphere. Students who are not far along in their writing will not gain the intended benefits of the program. This can in turn affect the group dynamic for the rest of the participants.
No. Participants must be present for the entire duration of the workshop.
It depends. Participants are expected to be in residence during the week, from Monday – Friday. Travel must be restricted to weekends with participants departing no earlier than Friday afternoon and returning no later than Sunday night.
Yes. All acceptances are provisional until our office receives an email from the applicant’s advisor indicating that the student has indeed reached the final writing stages of the dissertation and is a good fit for the program.
No. The goal of the trip is for students to focus on completing and filing their dissertations. We do not ask that participants provide a report or summary.
No. The dissertation workshop is meant to be the final step in a doctoral candidate’s degree progress. Only enrolled students are eligible for GRI programs and they may not participate in a dissertation writing workshop more than once. Any application submitted by a summer workshop participant for a future fellowship will be considered invalid, regardless of any notification they may have received from GRI.
No. The housing is for participants only. Overnight guests are not permitted for workshop participants.
No. The program is designed to give dissertators a chance to work on their writing without interruption. Overnight guests are not permitted for workshop participants, regardless of the guest policy at the respective dormitories.