Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship


The Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships are designed to encourage original and significant study of ethical or religious values in all fields of the humanities and social sciences, and particularly to help PhD candidates in these fields complete their dissertation work in a timely manner. In addition to topics in religious studies or in ethics (philosophical or religious), dissertations appropriate to the Newcombe fellowship competition might explore the ethical implications of foreign policy, the values influencing political decisions, the moral codes of other cultures, and religious or ethical issues reflected in history or literature. 



Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must:

  • Be a PhD candidate in any field of study in the humanities and social sciences at an accredited graduate school in the United States. Candidates working on DMin, law, PsyD, EdD and other professional degrees are not eligible.
  • Be writing on topics where ethical or religious values are a central concern.
  • Have completed all pre-dissertation requirements by the application deadline, including approval of the dissertation proposal.
  • Be in the writing stage of the dissertation.
  • Expect to complete the dissertation within two years.
  • Have never held a similar national award for the final year of dissertation writing.

How to Apply