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Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships

Charlotte W. Newcombe


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. In addition to topics in religious studies or in ethics (philosophical or religious), dissertations might consider 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.


Applicants must be candidates for Ph.D. or Th.D. degrees in doctoral programs at graduate schools in the United States. D. Min. is a professional degree and is not eligible. Candidates must fulfill all pre-dissertation requirements by November 30, 2001, including approval of the dissertation proposal, and expect to submit completed dissertations by August, 2003.
*These awards are made to Ph.D. candidates who are in the writing stage of the dissertation. Usually, this means that fieldwork or other research is complete and writing has begun.
* Eligible proposals are those that have ethical or religious values as a central concern.
* Dissertations may be in any field and consider any period of time, but should be concerned with continuing problems and questions of human life.
*Applicants who have held a similar national award for the final year of dissertation writing, such as a Whiting, Mellon, Ford, Pew, Spencer, MacArthur or AAUW fellowship, are not eligible.
*Awards are not made for a half year only.


Approximately 35 non-renewable fellowships will be awarded from among more than 400 applications. Winners will receive $16, 000 for 12 months of full-time dissertation writing.


All applications and proposals must be postmarked by December 3, 2001. Candidates who are abroad must postmark all material by November 19, 2001.

Application and for more information

Applications are now on-line at
Completed applications include:
* Information sheet
* An abstract
* A proposal
* Three (3) letters of recommendation
* Graduate transcripts: 1 copy
* A stamped, self-addressed envelope so you can be notified if your application is missing any parts.


Newcombe Dissertation Fellowships
The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation
CN 5281, Princeton, New Jersey 08543-5281

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