The 2015 competition has opened for the Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships and the Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Fellowships in Women’s Studies.

These are two of the longest-standing, most competitive doctoral fellowships offered by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation. They provide not only support for dissertation writing, but also

the opportunity to join an international network of more than 21,000 Woodrow Wilson Fellows who are impressive scholars and leaders across various fields, in and beyond the academy.

Details and deadlines for both programs:

The Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships  |

The Newcombe Fellowships are designed to encourage original and significant study of religious and ethical values in all areas of human endeavor. Eligible proposals have religious or ethical values as a central concern, and come from fields within the humanities and social sciences. Ph.D. and Th.D. candidates who expect to complete their dissertation between April and August 2016 may apply. The application deadline is November 15, 2014.

Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Fellowships in Women’s Studies  |

The WW Women’s Studies Fellowships support research about women that crosses disciplinary, regional, or cultural boundaries. Fellows have explored such topics as transnational religious education for Muslim women, the complex gender dynamics of transidentity management, women’s electoral success across racial and institutional contexts, and militarism and the education of American women. The competition deadline is October 15, 2014.