PhD students in music theory may apply for a Dissertation-Year Fellowship, awarded by the Jacobs School of Music to an outstanding PhD candidate on the recommendation of the music theory faculty. The award provides a stipend of $13,500 for one academic year.
Applications for the 2023-24 fellowship must be submitted by Friday, March 10, 2023, following the instructions below. Only students who have applied by this date will be considered.
To be eligible, students must have a GPA of 3.75 or higher and must be able to devote full-time work to the dissertation during the term of the fellowship; outside employment, if any, may not exceed 20 hours per week. Students must have been admitted to candidacy (i.e., passed the oral exam) or have the oral exam pending, preferably not later than April 1, and must have an approved dissertation topic proposal. Students who will be or may be taking the oral exam between April 1 and the end of the spring semester are encouraged to apply and to discuss their situation with the department chair. A student may receive the fellowship only once; students who applied unsuccessfully in a previous year and will still be working on their dissertations in the coming year are eligible to apply again.
To apply, send an email to the department chair by the deadline noted above, expressing your interest in being considered for the fellowship. In your email, include the dissertation title, the names of your research committee members, and the date on which you passed or on which you expect to take the oral exam. Also attach a statement of not more than 250 words describing the current state of your dissertation work and the progress you expect to make within the one-year term of the fellowship.