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Daniel Katz Dissertation Fellowship in Psychology

Daniel Katz Dissertation Fellowship in Psychology


The Institute for Social Research (ISR) announces the availability of a dissertation fellowship for a graduate student in the Department of Psychology for the academic year 2017-2018. The purpose of the fellowship is to support a doctoral student in Psychology who is completing his or her dissertation on a project related to research conducted at ISR.

Applications will be assessed according to the following criteria:

1.     The quality of the dissertation project.

2.     The “fit” with ISR research (e.g., a demonstrated connection with data collected at ISR or with an ISR project).

3.     The strength of letters of recommendation.

4.     The ability of the student to finish his/her dissertation by the summer of 2018.


Applicants must be candidates and must have completed all the requirements for a Ph.D. in Psychology except the dissertation defense. Preference will be given to students early in the writing process.


The award provides a stipend of $22,000, usually over 12 months. The Psychology Student Academic Affairs Office will pay for the recipient's Grad Care during the fellowship period and the final term of tuition. The recipient can elect to begin the award during the Spring/Summer or Fall 2017 term. The award does not prevent the recipient from holding simultaneous appointments as a GSRA or GSI.

Application Procedures

Interested applicants must submit the following materials to the Student Academic Affairs Office:

·        An up-to-date academic transcript (this can be printed by the Student Academic Affairs Office)

·        A current CV

·        Three [3] letters of recommendation that address the strengths of the dissertation project. One must be from the dissertation advisor and should attest to the candidate’s ability to finish the dissertation by the end of Summer 2018.

·        A brief description of the project (no more than three single-spaced pages), its timeline, and its intellectual relationship to ISR (e.g., ISR faculty, an ISR project, and/or a data set collected at ISR) and any relationship it has with the work of Daniel Katz.

Application materials should be submitted electronically to Announcements of awards will be made in April.

Please note: beginning with the 2014-2015 award, the fellowship will alternate between supporting students in MPSM and Psychology. The 2018-2019 award will NOT be open to Psychology students.

Application Deadline: 2/8/2017