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Glasscock Graduate Research Fellowship Application

Applications due:

March 4, 2024

Applicants are normally notified of award decisions by one month following the application deadline.


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, 2024 to August 31, 2025).


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. Glasscock Arrival Fellows are ineligible to apply during the first year of their Arrival Fellowship. Students who have received a Graduate Research Fellowship from the Glasscock Center 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 for the applicant, 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.

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.


Student should complete the application and upload the signature form with approval from Director of Graduate Studies and Department Head.



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

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    The Glasscock Center supports humanities research in traditional humanities disciplines, which are usually grounded in qualitative methods. The Humanities are understood to include (but are not limited to) study in the following disciplines: modern and classical languages; linguistics; literature; history; political theory; jurisprudence; philosophy; comparative religion; ethics; the history, criticism and theory of the arts. The Center's grant programs encourage interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary research that joins humanities inquiries with the humanistic social sciences and other research fields and methods. Research from non-humanities disciplines that takes an interpretive or qualitative approach to questions of meaning in human experiences and endeavors are also welcome. Humanities inquiries are usually qualitative and address questions of meaning in the products of human culture and thinking. Research that is primarily quantitative and/or reliant upon the canons of scientific method usually falls outside the parameters of humanities research and thus may not be eligible for funding. If you are not sure whether your research contributes to the humanities, or for other questions about writing your application, please feel free to consult with the director, associate director, or a member of the Center's advisory committee.
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      Upon form submission, you should be redirected to a confirmation screen and receive an automatic confirmation email. If you do not receive either of these, there may have been a problem with your form and you will need to resubmit.

      If you have any questions, please call (979) 845-8328 or email

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