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Glasscock Graduate Research Fellowship Application

Applications due:

March 1, 2023

The Glasscock Center for Humanities Research annually funds a number of Graduate Research Fellowships up to $3,000 each.

These fellowships are for the academic year.  However, to facilitate summer research, funding will be made available for activities between May 31st of the award year and August 31st of the following year.  (For example: May 31, 2023 to August 31, 2024).

To be eligible, applicants must be full-time graduate students at Texas A&M University.  Students may apply for both the Graduate Residential Fellowships and Graduate Research Fellowships, but, if a student is offered both, the student may only accept one or the other.  Students may hold the Graduate Research Fellowships more than once, but must wait two years before reapplying.

The fellowships exist to support research that will directly advance the student’s doctoral dissertation or master's thesis, although the Glasscock Center will consider proposals for research at preliminary through advanced stages.  As this award is also intended to provide students with grant-writing experience, students are expected to work closely with their advisors on a project description, the rationale for the grant, and budget.  Advisors are expected to provide feedback on a draft proposal and write a confidential letter directly to the Glasscock Center.

The budget might include fieldwork, travel to archives, and research materials.  The fellowship is not intended solely as a small grant to attend a conference, although proposals that include (or will lead to) presentations at conferences and workshops are strongly encouraged.  The budget may not include stipend/salary, publication support (for which there is a separate Glasscock Center program), or tuition of any sort.  For any questions about how the funds may be used, please contact the Glasscock Center.

The primary outcome should be a dissertation or a thesis, or a significant portion thereof.

Glasscock Center Graduate Research Fellows will make up the community of scholars who populate the Graduate Colloquium Series. They are required to participate in the Glasscock Center’s Colloquium Series and use the experience as a tool to improve their own writing and projects and help each other to improve the quality of the work being produced as a group. We ask that applicants for all Glasscock Center grants read our Climate and Inclusion Statement here.

Please check with the financial aid office to confirm that your financial aid will not be affected by receipt of this or other awards.

Students must have the approval of both their Director of Graduate Studies and the Department Head.

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS: Student should complete the application and upload the signature form with approval from Director of Graduate Studies and Department Head. Each department can name up to two candidates to be put forward for selection.


March 1, 2023

Applicants are normally notified of award decisions by three weeks from the application deadline.

We recommend answering application questions in a Word document and saving it for your records before pasting it into our form for submission.

Glasscock Graduate Research Fellowship Application

  • Title of ProgramTerm in which you received funding 
    Students who have received a Graduate Research Fellowship from the Glasscock Center must wait two years before reapplying.
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    • *Required Documents:
      • Your CV
      • Signature from your Department Head and Director of Graduate Studies.
        (Use *this* form to gather the necessary signatures.)

      Applications will be considered incomplete until all information has been received, at which time an e-mail confirming receipt will be sent to you.