Fellowships

Overview

The Charles Singleton Center offers a variety of fellowships to JHU graduate students on a competitive basis in order to facilitate the pursuit of their research on topics related to premodern Europe.

Graduate Fellowships for Research in Europe

The Singleton Center offers fellowships to facilitate graduate travel for research in Europe on topics relating broadly to Europe from Greco-Roman antiquity to the 18th century. Competition for these fellowships is conducted twice a year: deadlines for proposal submissions are ordinarily in October and in March. Announcements of the opening of each competition is sent out through the mailing list roughly one month before the deadlines.

Eligibility: JHU graduate students; preference is given to students who have reached ABD status.

Terms: A maximum of $7,500 granted on a competitive basis to students proposing a worthy plan of research. Students who have previously received a Singleton Graduate Research Fellowship may apply for a second grant provided that the total amount awarded will not exceed $7,500.

Application

Applications for the Summer/Fall 2018 fellowship program are due at 4:00 pm Monday, March 12, 2018.

Interested students should submit a:

  • 1,200-word statement explaining the project and reasons to go abroad
  • Official university transcript
  • Tentative budget
  • Letter from the dissertation advisor
  • Cover sheet containing the following information only: applicant’s name, home department, email address, adviser’s name, year of graduate study, date of reaching (or expected to reach) ABD status, title of project plus an abstract not to exceed 150 words, requested funding amount, and expected dates of travel

Applicants are normally expected to obtain some funding from their home departments or other sources in support of their research prior to obtaining Singleton funding. Indication must be provided—in the application and/or in the advisor’s letter—of any current or past departmental funding of the applicant’s research.

Proposals should be specific about what archives, sites, documents, objects, etc. are to be used during the period of the award and how these sources will contribute to the dissertation.

Send all application materials to Megan Zeller, Singleton Center administrator, at mzeller4@jhu.edu.

Awards will be announced in early April.