Dissertation Fellowship

Summary

The Dissertation Fellowship Program is a one year, renewable, competitive fellowship program for students who have advanced to candidacy in their PhD program at George Mason University.


2020-2021 Applications Closed

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The Dissertation Fellowship Program is a one-year, renewable, competitive fellowship program for students who have advanced to candidacy in their PhD program at George Mason University and are working on dissertations that aim at understanding how social change occurs and how to create a freer society.

Submissions are encouraged from Political Science, Public Policy, Cultural Studies, History, Sociology, and all related fields in the humanities and social sciences. The fellowship award can vary to include research support, stipends, and tuition support.

In order to apply to the Dissertation Fellowship, please click the “Apply Now” button and complete the online application. The online application includes:

  • A 1-2 page cover letter explaining:
    • your graduate school career to date,
    • your research and research interests,
    • your familiarity with the thinkers associated with the Austrian, Virginia, and Bloomington schools of political economy, and
    • what you hope to get out of the program.
  • A current resume/CV
  • A 2-page description of your planned dissertation, including a list of your dissertation committee members and your expected dissertation proposal defense date
  • A 10-page writing sample that demonstrates your writing and research skills
  • A few short answer questions

2020-2021 applications are now closed. 2021-2022 applications will open in the fall of 2020. 

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If you have any questions, please email PhDFellowship@mercatus.gmu.edu.