Once again the EHE Office of Research will oversee the Dissertation Research Fellowship program for the 2017-2018 academic year. We wanted to get the process started early in the semester, so that applicants have sufficient time to assemble their packets.
At this time, Educational Studies will plan on nominating two (2) candidates for one (1) dissertation year fellowship.
The EHE Office of Research website already has posted the application guidelines for the Fellowship. They can be found at http://go.osu.edu/EHEfellowship.
Applicants will need to provide a cover letter, up to a 6-page application, letters of support from their dissertation advisor and two other faculty members, a CV, and a Graduate School advising report. The award includes a stipend as well as tuition for dissertation credit hours for Fall and Spring of 2017-2018. The advisor should comment on other sources of funding that might be necessary to complete the dissertation. The evaluation of the proposal by the advisor and the two other faculty members should focus on the demonstrated scholarship and future potential for scholarly excellence. Evidence of previous research productivity is an important consideration. Note that these awards can be held simultaneously with other external fellowships (e.g., Spencer dissertation fellowship) and are intended to support your top doctoral candidates.
The deadline for students to submit their packet to Deb Zabloudil is January 20, 2017. Please submit the documents electronically to Zabloudil.email@example.com. When you view the web site, it will tell you to submit your documents to Dr. Jan Nespor’s office. Please don’t do that. Submit them to me instead so I can take them directly to the Graduate Studies Committee for review.
Although students need not be candidates at the time of application, they must be candidates by the end of Summer Session 2017 to be eligible to receive the award. Students who have previously received the Dissertation Fellowship award are not eligible for consideration of continued support.