The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines, is now accepting applications for its 2018 Dissertation Fellowship Program. Ten fellowships of $10,000 each will be awarded.
Introduced in 2014, the program is designed to support doctoral candidates who are writing their dissertations. To be eligible, applicants must be an active Phi Kappa Phi member in the dissertation writing stage of doctoral study. All pre-dissertation requirements should be met by the November 30 deadline including approval of the dissertation proposal.
“The Phi Kappa Phi Dissertation Fellowship fills a unique funding niche by supporting young scientists who are taking steps towards academic independence,” said Anna Joy Rogers, a 2017 Dissertation Fellow. “Substantial grants like the dissertation fellowship—which do not restrict to subject matter—are hard to come by and may not be available in some academic fields. I trust that this award will enable me to make an important contribution to public health through my dissertation.”
The selection process for a dissertation fellowship examines how the fellowship will contribute to the completion of the dissertation, the significance of original research, and endorsement by the dissertation chair. Recipients will receive $10,000 to apply toward 12 months of dissertation writing.
In addition to dissertation fellowships, Phi Kappa Phi awards $1.4 million each biennium to qualifying students and members through study abroad grants, graduate fellowships, funding for post-baccalaureate development, member and chapter awards, and grants for local, national and international literacy initiatives.
The deadline to submit an application is November 30, 2017, and recipients will be notified by March 1, 2018. For full eligibility requirements and application instructions, visit www.phikappaphi.org/dissertation.
About Phi Kappa Phi
Phi Kappa Phi was founded in 1897 at the University of Maine. Today, the Society has chapters on more than 300 campuses in the United States and the Philippines and inducts approximately 30,000 new members each year. Membership is by invitation only to the top 7.5 percent of juniors and the top 10 percent of seniors and graduate students, along with faculty, professional staff and alumni who have achieved scholarly distinction. Since its founding, Phi Kappa Phi has recognized the academic excellence of more than 1.5 million members on its chapter campuses. Some of the organization’s more notable members include former President Jimmy Carter, NASA astronaut Wendy Lawrence, novelist John Grisham and YouTube cofounder Chad Hurley. For more information about Phi Kappa Phi, visit www.PhiKappaPhi.org.