Graduate Fellowship

The Cogut Institute for the Humanities sponsors year-long graduate fellowships for Brown University graduate students in the humanities. Graduate fellows in the fourth and fifth year of their doctoral program will receive a full stipend for the academic year, a $500 research award, tuition, the health services fee, and health and dental insurance. Graduate fellows in their sixth year will have their stipend and health insurance coverage funded by the Cogut Institute, and they must also simultaneously apply for a dissertation completion fellowship from the Graduate School to cover tuition costs.

Graduate fellows receive office space at the Institute and are expected to participate actively in its weekly seminar and other events. Graduate Fellowships provide an enhanced context for advanced doctoral students, including the presentation of work-in-progress and the benefits of critique from an exciting group of Faculty Fellows, International Humanities and Mellon Postdoctoral Fellows, and Visiting Faculty. A list of past and present Cogut Institute Graduate Fellows and the bios of current fellows are available.

Eligibility

Doctoral students must have advanced to candidacy by the start of the fellowship. If you have already advanced to candidacy or if you plan to advance to candidacy before the start of the fellowship, you are eligible and encouraged to apply.

Application

Applications are closed at the moment. Information about the 2019–2020 application cycle is forthcoming. To apply, please submit the following materials via the Cogut Institute Graduate Fellowship application form (you must be logged into your Brown University email account to access the form):

  1. An abstract (no more than one page) outlining your dissertation project and its schedule of progress and completion
  2. A statement (no more than three pages, single-spaced) outlining how your research would benefit from and contribute to a collective seminar experience among scholars in the humanities
  3. A CV
  4. A short writing sample (8-20 pages: your briefest, best work)

In addition, you should request:

  1. Two letters of recommendation, one of which must come from your principal dissertation advisor
  2. A letter of good standing and support from your department’s Director of Graduate Study

Faculty should email letters separately to [email protected].

Applications are reviewed by the governing board of the Cogut Institute.

Questions? Please email Melissa Shein, Academic Programs Coordinator.