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UW-Madison Dissertation Fellowships

Each year, the Institute offers 4-6 internal, one-semester dissertation fellowships for UW-Madison graduate students in the humanities. Applications are by departmental nomination only. Funds donated for this purpose, mostly by former members of the Institute, support these fellowships; frequency of awards depends upon availability of funds. Dissertation fellows are expected to attend the weekly Institute seminars and to present their work at an Institute seminar. Informal and formal Institute exchanges, along with workshop and symposia, provide dissertation fellows with extended opportunities for engagement with faculty fellows across the humanities. Office space, photocopying, and some support services are available.

  • Robert J. Reinhold Dissertation Fellowship in Classics. Open to graduate students in the Classics Department; awarded as funds become available.
      • Nominations are due to the IRH on April 1 in years in which competition is held, but each individual department holds their own internal deadline for nominees. Please contact the Classics Department for more information.

  • Madeleine Doran Dissertation Fellowship in English. Open to graduate students in the English Department; awarded as funds become available.
      • Nominations are due to the IRH on March 1 in years in which competition is held, but each individual department holds their own internal deadline for nominees. Please contact the English Department for more information.