The SLA Dean's Office will provide awards up to $5000 to support summer activities for graduate students completing terminal degrees. Students may use funds for research expenses, equipment, and travel to support data collection, analysis, and performances. The award can not be used for labor expenses (i.e. site excavation or set construction crews). We will not support tuition, workshops, or conferences. A summer stipend for writing and completing the dissertation is limited to $2500. Please do not request additional funds if applying for a $2500 stipend for dissertation completion.
The fellowship is intended for advanced graduate students, ABDs who have completed all their exams, or students completing MFAs. Only ABDs or students completing their MFAs in the following year are eligible to apply. Students who have received two Fellowship Awards in the past are ineligible. Students who received one Fellowship Award but did not complete their progress reports by January 31st are also ineligible. MFA’s who are not doing dissertations but are completing projects are encouraged to apply. Political Science PhD students are not eligible for this program. Please consult your chair for more information.
All projects involving human subjects – e.g., ethnographic field observations, interviews, surveys, and so on - must either (1) have approval from the Tulane University Institutional Review Board (IRB) before issuance of an award or, (2) must affirm that the IRB has declared the research exempt from IRB review.
Four copies of the application for a Summer Merit Fellowship Award should be submitted to Ann Schumacher, Director for Graduate Programs no later than March 23, 2017. Applications will be reviewed by the SLA Dean and Associate Deans according to the criteria list below; awards will be announced by early May.
A Summer Merit Fellowship Award application must include:
Please submit four hard copies of all 2017 application materials to the Graduate Programs Director Ann Schumacher, SLA Dean’s Office, 102 Newcomb Hall.
By January 31, 2018 recipients of the summer 2017 fellowship awards are required to submit a progress report that includes a brief, but informative, summary of the activities supported by the award. (Recipients of the summer 2016 fellowship awards are required to submit a progress report to Ms. Schumacher by January 31, 2017).
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