March 1, 2023
ABOUT: The Melbern G. Glasscock Center for Humanities Research is pleased to announce its inaugural Graduate Residential Fellowship program for Spring 2023. The fellowships are designed to support outstanding research in the humanities by providing selected graduate students a semester of residence in the Glasscock Center to focus their efforts on writing their doctoral dissertations. The Glasscock Center envisages offering between two and four semester-long Graduate Residential Fellowships each year.
ELIGIBILITY: The fellowship is open to current graduate students at Texas A&M completing a dissertation on a humanities research topic. By the time of application, applicants must be admitted to candidacy for a doctoral degree, have completed all formal coursework (with the exception for any remaining 681, 684, 690 and 691 credit hours), hold a minimum 3.0 Graduate GPA, have passed the preliminary examination (written and oral portions), and have submitted an approved dissertation proposal. While applicants may expect to defend their dissertations at the end of the semester of fellowship residence, they should not be graduating that semester.
STIPENDS AND TUITION: Fellows will receive a monthly stipend during their semester of residence (5 monthly installments for Fall residents; 4 monthly installments for Spring residents) to total $10,000 per semester, a one-time $1,000 research bursary, and an office in the Glasscock Center. The fellowship also includes payment for tuition and required university and college fees for the minimum number of required credit hours for the fellowship recipient. The Glasscock Center will reimburse awardees participating in a Texas A&M University System (TAMUS) insurance program for one semester of medical insurance at an amount equivalent to the cost of the employer contribution for the same premium category on the A&M Grad Plan. For fellows participating in a non-TAMUS insurance program, the Center will reimburse the cost of medical insurance for the student-only premium category.
Fellows may not accept any additional funding (e.g., assistantships, fellowships, internships, or regular paid employment outside the university, etc.) during the fellowship period.
RESIDENCY EXPECTATIONS: Fellows are expected to be in residence at the Center, which means making it their primary physical workspace on campus and contributing to the Center’s intellectual life by participating in relevant seminars and events. The fellowship is not intended to support field or archival work or any lengthy travel, although travel to attend academic conferences and job interviews is allowed. Fellows will be expected to present their research in the Colloquium series either during their semester of residence or the following semester.
CRITERIA FOR SELECTION: Reviewers will consider the following:
- Content and quality of the abstract (refer to the Thesis & Dissertation Manual as needed)
- Academic performance and productivity while at Texas A&M University.
- Potential impact of student’s research and scholarly work on the student’s discipline and the humanities
MATERIALS REQUIRED FOR APPLICATION: Along with your completed application form, you must submit the following:
- A current C.V.
- Signature from your DGS confirming your eligibility. (Use *this* form to collect the signature.)
- A letter of support from your committee chair. This letter should discuss the productivity, scholarly accomplishments, and scholarly potential of the applicant AND comment on the potential impact of the student's research on their discipline and the humanities generally.
- NOTE: Please have your committee chair send this letter directly to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.