Thomas D. Dee II Graduate Fellowship
The Thomas D. Dee II Graduate Fellowship offers one year of support for a doctoral student from Stanford's School of Humanities & Sciences conducting dissertation research on the North American West. Preference will be given to students who will be in residence in the Stanford area during the fellowship year and who will complete the PhD no later than summer quarter 2024.
The fellowship provides tuition support at the TGR rate regardless of whether a student has moved to TGR status. If the student is not yet TGR at the start of the fellowship, the department may provide supplemental funds to cover tuition shortfall. This tuition support, along with a living stipend, is provided for three academic quarters. The amount of the living stipend will be determined in accordance with university policy. The award is not deferrable to future years or to the summer quarter.
The Bill Lane Center for the American West is dedicated to advancing scholarly understanding of western North America. The center’s vision of the West extends from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean, from western Canada to all of Mexico, and outward to the Pacific World.
- Students in the School of Humanities and Sciences writing dissertations about the North American West
- At time of application, student must have (1) a formally-composed dissertation committee in Axess; and (2) a dissertation prospectus approved by committee
- By start of fellowship, (1) all required course work must be completed, including any incompletes; (2) students who are TGR or in a graduation quarter status must enroll in the appropriate zero unit TGR course.
- During the 2023-24 academic year, student must (1) be enrolled all three quarters; and (2) any outside employment must be aligned with university policy and approved by the Bill Lane Center.
To guarantee consideration, applications must be received by the Center by March 31, 2023. Complete applications will include the materials listed below. Please put your name and SUID on all materials.
- Application Cover Page
- Dissertation abstract
- Research statement (1,500 word max)
- Timeline to degree (1 page max)
- Unofficial graduate transcript
- One letter of recommendation
Please email your application to Esther Conrad (esther [at] stanford.edu) as a single PDF document (i.e. print your documents, order them as above, and then scan them all together into a single file), with the email subject line "Application for T. D. Dee II Fellowship."
Letters of recommendation may be emailed separately.