Grants of $250 per participant will be made available to groups of 4-5 participants who can demonstrate that their research interests productively converge.
These groups would include students working in at least two different humanities graduate fields or groups within a single field whose research lends an interdisciplinary approach to their fields.
LI will pay travel and lodging expenses for this gathering.
Please note that LI grantees may not simultaneously hold two grants or fellowships from Lilly Endowment-funded organizations that total more than $45,000.
All applicants must have completed the A-Exam by September 15, 2019, with at least two members of the group having completed the A-Exam by September 1, 2018.
The competition will be adjudicated by the Humanities Council.
The Louisville Institute Dissertation Fellowship is not intended to replace any financial support that the doctoral student would otherwise receive from the student’s doctoral institution during the period of the Louisville grant.
If the doctoral institution chooses not to cover or waive the tuition, and withdraws its financial support because of the Louisville Fellowship, then the Louisville Institute will exercise its right to withdraw the Dissertation Fellowship.
Questions about eligibility may be sent to Pamala Collins. Committee membership and deliberations remain confidential. Applicants whose projects are not funded will be notified by mail as soon as possible following the adjudication process.
Due to the large number of applications the Institute receives, LI Board and staff members do not provide additional feedback on declined proposals. Dissertation Fellowships will provide a stipend of ,000 for twelve months beginning in September. All tuition, medical insurance, and required fees are the responsibility of the student.