Dissertation Writing Groups Offer Structure and Interdisciplinary Perspectives

Dissertation working groups.

Deadline: October 28, 2019

The Franklin Humanities Institute seeks proposals from dissertation-stage students in the humanities, arts, and interpretive social sciences who share similar research interests – defined historically, geographically, conceptually, or in some other manner – and wish to engage regularly, intensively with peers across the disciplines. We recommend groups of 4 to 5 members, all of whom should be post-proposal and actively engaged in the writing process. Each group should include students from two or more departments.

Each selected group will receive up to $500 for meeting expenses (e.g. meals) and, if it would be helpful for the group, a public colloquium focused on the members’ works-in-progress. Award funds may not be used for research or conference travel by individual group members. We expect the groups to be self-organized, but would be happy to connect students with resources on how to get the most out of writing groups.

To apply, please complete the online application by October 28, 2019, 11:59 p.m. Required proposal materials include: a brief collective statement on the shared focus of the group members’ dissertation projects; 1-page dissertation project description and CV for each member.

Questions? Email FHI Associate Director Christina Chia.