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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Summer Dissertation Writing Funds requests due by April 25, 2012

American Studies Summer Dissertation Writing Funds (up to $4,000) are available to ABD American Studies students for summer 2012 who are actively writing their dissertation and have not received the funds previously. Deadline for requests: April 25, 2012.

Summer Dissertation Writing Funds are awarded only once in your PhD career. The current award is an amount of up to $4,000. Criteria for requesting available funds are that the student must be ABD, be actively writing their dissertations, and not have received the funds previously.
The request should include:
1) Your name, student ID, Dissertation Title and a statement that you have not received these funds previously.
2) A description (1 page) of your dissertation if you do not have a Graduate School approved thesis proposal on file.
3) A description detailing what you will undertake over the summer (up to 1 page). Be as specific as possible about the use of archives, libraries, interviews, writing schedule, etc.
4) A letter from your adviser confirming that you have completed enough research to be actively writing substantive portions of the dissertation.
Submit your request to Melanie (stein196@umn.edu) by the April 25, 2012 deadline. You may expect a response to your request by early May.