Course(s) Offered: Social Sciences
Course Level: Graduate (PhD, research, fellowship)
Provider: The Haynes Foundation
Country to Study in: USA
THE HAYNES FOUNDATION, which supports social science research into policy issues that impact the Los Angeles region, invites proposals for its 2011-2012 Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships.
The Fellowships are designed to encourage well-conceived and imaginative research into the economic, social, policy or political issues that impact Los Angeles.
Grants will be made to the institution on behalf of the student for subsequent disbursement and graduate schools will be asked to waive tuition and fees for Fellowship recipients. More than one student may apply from each institution; some institutions may receive more than one award, some none.
Graduate students enrolled at institutions awarding the Ph.D. in the social sciences in the greater Los Angeles area (i.e., the California Institute of Technology, the Claremont Graduate University, the Pardee-RAND Graduate School, the University of California, Los Angeles, the University of California, Irvine, the University of California, Riverside, and the University of Southern California) are eligible for the awards.
The criteria for selection are:
- the relevance of the proposal to the mission of the Foundation,
- the significance of the project for the scholarly field and its potential impact on public policy
- the quality of the academic record of the applicant,
- the applicant’s demonstrated ability to conduct research within set time frames,
- the relevance of the project to the applicant’s future professional growth and success.
Citizens of ANY country enrolled at eligible US participating institutions
All institutions awarding the Ph.D. in the social sciences in the greater Los Angeles area:
- the California Institute of Technology,
- the Claremont Graduate University,
- the Pardee-RAND Graduate School,
- the University of California, Los Angeles,
- the University of California, Irvine,
- the University of California, Riverside, and
- the University of Southern California
Fields of study
The foundation is seeking proposals that address economic, social, policy, or political problems that impact the Los Angeles region, defined as the five-county areas of Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino, Riverside, and Ventura. A broader geographic scope will be considered if an important part of the research impacts the Los Angeles region. They are open to a wide range of specific topic areas within that broad category. Proposals can address either immediate policy concerns or can provide basic research that would underlie future policy efforts.
Number of awards
Up to eight (8) will be given
Awards are available for one year of work toward completion of the dissertation (field work, research or writing may be covered). The Fellowship awards are not renewable.
Awards of $20,000 each will be announced in April/May 2011. The universities may add to these awards, but they should clearly be designated as “Haynes Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships.”
Method of Application
Fifteen copies of the Dissertation Fellowship application must be submitted to the Foundation office on or before the deadline date below. Each of the fifteen application packets must include, in the following order:
- A six-page proposal, double-spaced in 12-point type face. The proposal should state the research problem, the project goals and the methods to be used.
- A one-page bibliography listing key sources of direct relevance to the dissertation topic.
- A two-page condensed personal resume.
- Two letters of recommendation; one must be from the applicant’s faculty advisor.
The advisor should provide her/his estimation of the dissertation completion date.
This letter also serves as a written indication of institutional support.
The letters from each recommender should be collected in a single envelope and included in the application packet. The envelope with the letters may not be sent under separate cover.
The envelope containing the letters may be sealed if that is the recommender’s preference, but in that case, the recommender should include a total of 15 copies of the recommender’s letter in the sealed envelope.
You may want to download this fellowship guideline resource (pdf).
15 copies of the Dissertation Fellowship application must be received at the Foundation office no later than 3:00 p.m. on February 28, 2011.
Applicants must have had their dissertation proposals accepted and be working with their faculty advisors as of the date that the applications are due to be submitted to the Foundation.
A 3-4 page report to the Foundation, outlining the recipient’s work during the period of the award, is due at the Foundation office no later than August 1, 2012. Recipients are reminded that this report should include an analysis of the extent to which the completed work reflects the effort proposed in the original proposal. In addition, the Foundation recognizes that, in many cases, the dissertation will not be completed by this due date. Therefore, the Foundation requests that the recipient summarize key findings in 1 – 2 pages and submit to the Foundation when the dissertation is complete.
Awards will be announced within three months after the proposal due date.
For general information, please refer to the list of FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) on the Foundation’s website.
Application Deadline: 28 February 2011 (3:00 p.m)
Open to International Applicants: Yes
Further Fellowship Information and Application
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