Glasscock Graduate Research Fellowship Application

Applications due by 4 April 2019, 5:00 p.m.

This fellowship is for an academic year. Funding will not be available until September 1 of the fellowship year and activities must be completed by the 31st of August of the following year. (For example: AY 2018-19 runs 9/1/18 – 8/31/19)

The Glasscock Center for Humanities Research annually funds up to ten Graduate Research Fellowships at $2,000 each. Departments can nominate up to two graduate students to be considered for these awards. To be eligible, students in affiliated departments have to be working on a Doctoral dissertation or Masters thesis but could be at the initial stages of their projects. Students are expected to work closely with their advisors on a project description, rationale for the grant, and budget. The budget might include conference participation and travel, fieldwork or archival work, or it might simply be for research materials. The outcome should be a dissertation or a thesis, or a significant portion thereof. These students will make up the community of graduate scholars who populate the Graduate Colloquium Series (five each semester). They are required to participate for a semester in the Graduate Colloquium Series and use the experience as a tool to improve their own writing and projects and help each other to improve the quality of the work being produced as a group. Please check with the financial aid office to confirm that your  financial aid will not be affected by receipt of this or other awards.

Students must have both the Director of Graduate Studies’ and the Department Chair’s approval to be nominated. Applications should go through a rigorous selection process at the departmental level before being nominated to the Glasscock Center by the Department Chair. The selection process at the department level may be done by a departmental committee that is already assigned the task of evaluating students, by a committee that includes the Graduate Director, or a committee that is created for the purpose of selecting a nominee.  In some cases, the committee may consist of graduate students. Students may only receive the Glasscock Graduate Research Fellowship once.

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS: Student should complete the application form and send to Director of  Graduate Studies and Department Head for approval. Each department can  name up to two candidates to be put forward for selection. Students must  have both the Director of Graduate Studies’ and the Department Chair’s  approval and signature on this completed form to be nominated.

Applicant should send the signed application as a PDF to or send by campus mail to 4214 TAMU.

Application Form

Thursday, 4 April 2019, 5 p.m.