College of Arts and Letters Graduate Merit Fellowship Spring

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					             College of Arts and Letters Graduate Merit Fellowship
                         Spring, Summer, and Fall 2007
                                       &
            The Graduate School Dissertation Completion Fellowship
             Spring, Summer and Fall 2007 (Target Group 3 only)

   College Application Deadline (individual program deadlines are earlier):
                          Friday, October 20, 2006

Awards:
       Merit
   •   $6,000 stipend
   •   registration fees
   •   tuition for between 1 and 9 credits
   •   health insurance (enhanced plan)

       Dissertation Completion
   •   $6,000 stipend
   •   Up to $2000 to cover fees, tuition and health insurance. International and out-of-state
       students whose tuition and fees exceed $2000 may apply to the College for assistance.

Recipients may hold up to a ½ time graduate assistantship but their focus should be working on
the dissertation, thesis, research project, recital, performance or exhibition.

Awardees:

   •   must register for at least one credit during the semester in which they accept the award
   •   may not hold a second named fellowship of more than $3,000 during the merit semester.
       (This restriction does not apply to awards made by departments). If the second
       fellowship does not cover tuition, registration fees, and health insurance, that part of the
       merit award will remain in force if the graduate student chooses to accept the second
       award.


Students with financial aid (scholarships or loans) must check with the Office
of Financial Aid to see if this award will affect their funding. The College of
Arts & Letters and the Graduate School will not be responsible for any
reductions in aid or penalties related to receipt of this award.




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             College of Arts and Letters Graduate Merit Fellowship
                         Spring, Summer, and Fall 2007
            The Graduate School Dissertation Completion Fellowship
             Spring, Summer and Fall 2007 (Target Group 3 only)

How To Be Considered For These Awards:
Applicants must be nominated by their unit. Please check with your adviser about unit
procedures. Nominations must be submitted in one of the following target groups. Students may
receive a Graduate Merit/Dissertation Completion Fellowship within any target area only once.

Target Group 1:

Open only to masters candidates for work on a major research project resulting in a thesis,
publication, presentation, or performance. Nominees must expect to complete the degree in
calendar year 2007.

Target Group 2:

Open to PhD or MFA candidates who are in the research stages of their major degree project.

Target Group 3:

Open to PhD candidates who are in the final stages of writing their dissertation and expect to
defend by the Fall Semester 2007 deadlines, as well as MFA students completing final projects
by the Fall Semester 2007 deadlines. Nominees for the Graduate School Dissertation
Completion Fellowship must compete in Target Group 3 and be willing to accept the award in
Spring, Summer or Fall 2007. Indicate this by checking off the appropriate semester on the
nomination form. Completion of degree should occur by the end of Fall 2007.

Merit/Dissertation Fellowship Competition Nomination Form:
**Nomination Form (paper form to be completed on typewriter).

Evaluation Criteria:

Applications will be judged according to:

   •   quality and clarity of proposal,
   •   relationship of project to contemporary scholarship in the discipline or interdisciplinary
       area,
   •   student record (GPA, DFs, courses taken, progress toward degree),
   •   letters of recommendation, and
   •   for Target Groups 1 and 3, likelihood that degree will be completed by 12/28/07.

For Target Group 1: Nomination packets must include three complete sets (original and
two copies) of both the nomination form and the accompanying materials (in order shown



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below) and be submitted by the nominating unit. Note: Additional materials, including
additional letters of recommendation, chapters of theses, will not be considered.

1.     One letter of recommendation from the nominator (usually the guidance chair or the
       primary adviser), that includes:
               the applicant’s progress toward the degree,
               the quality and significance of the project within contemporary scholarship in the
               discipline or interdisciplinary area, and
               any additional information that would be useful to a review committee likely to be
               composed of faculty not specializing in the nominee’s area.
2.     One additional letter of recommendation from a faculty member familiar with student’s
       work on this project.
3.     Courses by term (STUINFO) of nominee’s graduate record.
4.     A curriculum vitae, not to exceed one page, highlighting publications, presentations,
       exhibits, etc., and any special awards received.
5.     A statement, not to exceed three double-spaced pages, from the nominee describing
       specific research plans for the fellowship semester and the nominee’s assessment of the
       relationship of the project to contemporary scholarship in the discipline or
       interdisciplinary area. Please remember that the review committee is likely to be
       composed of faculty members from outside your discipline and you need to situate your
       statement within a framework understandable to educated, non-specialists.

For Target Group 2: Nomination packets must include three complete sets (original and
two copies) of both the nomination form and the accompanying materials (in order shown
below) and be submitted by the nominating unit. Note: Additional materials, including
additional recommendation letters, thesis or dissertation chapters, will not be considered.

1.     One letter of recommendation from the nominator (usually the guidance chair or the
       primary adviser), that includes:
               the applicant’s progress toward the degree,
               the quality and significance of the project within contemporary scholarship in the
               discipline or interdisciplinary area, and
               any additional information that would be useful to a review committee likely to be
               composed of faculty not specializing in the nominee’s area.
2.     One additional letter of recommendation from a faculty member familiar with student’s
       work on this project.
3.     Courses by term (STUINFO) of nominee’s graduate record.
4.     A curriculum vitae, not to exceed one page, highlighting publications, presentations,
       exhibits, etc., and any special awards received.
5.     Copy of the doctoral guidance committee report, if available.
6.     A statement, not to exceed three double-spaced pages, from the nominee describing
       specific research plans for the fellowship semester and the nominee’s assessment of the
       relationship of the project to contemporary scholarship in the discipline or
       interdisciplinary area. Please remember that the review committee is likely to be
       composed of faculty members from outside your discipline and you need to situate your
       statement within a framework understandable to educated, non-specialists.



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For Target Group 3: Nomination packets must include four complete sets (original and
three copies) of both the nomination form and the accompanying materials (in order shown
below) and be submitted by the nominating unit. Note: Additional materials, including
additional letters of recommendation, chapters of theses or dissertation, will not be
considered.

1.    One letter of recommendation from the nominator (usually the guidance chair or the
      primary adviser), that includes:
              the applicant’s progress toward the degree,
              the quality and significance of the project within contemporary scholarship in the
              discipline or interdisciplinary area, and
              any additional information that would be useful to a review committee likely to be
              composed of faculty not specializing in the nominee’s area.
2.    One additional letter of recommendation from a faculty member familiar with the
      student’s work on this project.
3.    Courses by term (STUINFO) of nominee’s graduate record.
4.    A curriculum vitae, not to exceed one page, highlighting publications, presentations,
      exhibits, etc., and any special awards received.
5.    Copy of the doctoral guidance committee report.
6.    An abstract, not to exceed three double-spaced pages, of the dissertation or project.
7.    A table of contents or other schematic overview of the project, not to exceed one double-
      spaced page.
8.    The nominee’s assessment, not to exceed one double-spaced page, of the relationship of
      the project to contemporary scholarship in the discipline or interdisciplinary area. Please
      remember that the review committee is likely to be composed of faculty members from
      outside your discipline and you need to situate your statement within a framework
      understandable to educated, non-specialists.
9.    A timetable, providing completion dates for the various stages of the project and for any
      remaining degree requirements. Please emphasize work to be completed during the
      fellowship semester.




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