Throughout history and across diverse cultures, religious commitments and ethical ideals have played a significant role. The Newcombe Fellows program is designed for late-stage Ph.D. students specializing in the humanities and social sciences, with a particular focus on research related to these commitments and ideals. Their work aims to delve into the intricacies of communities, social practices, and political structures that embody these principles.
The esteemed Charlotte W. Newcombe Foundation established this Fellowship in 1981, and it has evolved over the decades to become a highly regarded national award. Recipients of the Newcombe Fellowship are distinguished within their respective academic fields. They are granted a substantial $31,000 stipend, which supports them in completing the writing phase of their dissertations.
Join us in celebrating and supporting scholars who are contributing to our understanding of religious commitments, ethical ideals, and the communities that embrace them through the Newcombe Fellowship.
To qualify for this opportunity, applicants should meet the following criteria:
1. Field of Study: Candidates must be pursuing Ph.D. degrees in the humanities and social sciences at accredited graduate schools in the United States. Please note that individuals working towards D.Min., law, Psy.D., Ed.D., and other professional degrees are not eligible.
2. ABD Status: Applicants should have completed all pre-dissertation requirements and achieved ABD (All But Dissertation) status by the application deadline. This includes obtaining approval for their dissertation proposal.
3. Dissertation Writing Stage: Eligible candidates should be actively engaged in the writing phase of their dissertation.
4. No Previous Similar Awards: Applicants must not have previously received a similar national award intended for the final year of dissertation writing. This includes awards like AAUW, Ford, NAEd/Spencer, Mellon/ACLS, or Mellon-CES fellowships.