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REEI Mellon Dissertation Write-up Fellowship (One Semester)

One award of $7,500 plus tuition fee remission for one academic semester will provide support to an Indiana University graduate student of the Russian East European region near the completion of his or her doctoral program in any field. The fellowship is intended for applicants who have completed all course work, passed all required preliminary examinations, received approval for their research proposal, and completed all formal components of their dissertation field research or data collection. The fellowship is intended to support one semester of full-time writing in which the recipient will not be engaged in other employment.
The fellowship will be granted on the basis of the scholarly potential of the applicant, the quality and scholarly importance of the proposed work and its importance to the development of scholarship on the REEI region. Heavy emphasis will be placed on the recommendation of the applicant's dissertation advisor in regard to the prospects for the applicant to complete and defend the dissertation at the end of the one semester fellowship or soon thereafter.
A completed application should include:
• Application cover sheet
• Proposal explaining topic of dissertation and plan for completion (no more than 5 pages, double spaced)
• Bibliography (no more than 2 pages)
• Publications list (optional and no more than 2 pages)
• One reference letter from dissertation advisor
• One additional reference letter
• Unofficial transcript of graduate record
The application cover sheet is available for download here: write up app.doc , and all application materials must be submitted to Emily Liverman,, by 3pm on March 1, 2017.