As a result, some deadlines are not yet available. Please return to this page regularly for updated deadlines and application information. Horowitz Foundation for Social Policy Grants Application deadline: December 1, Eligibility: PhD candidates working on their dissertation and who have conducted social policy research. Obama Foundation Scholars Program Application deadline: TBD, cycle information is forthcoming Eligibility: Scholars who have a proven commitment to service and leadership within a community, region, or country outside the United States, coupled with a demonstrated commitment to return to these communities following their completion of the program and apply their enhanced training, skills, and connections on a long-term basis for the benefit of these communities.
University of Groningen, Netherlands offers fully-funded PhD Scholarships (5/2)
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The fellowship categories below describe the different types of awards available at the Graduate School. Funded doctoral students in Arts and Sciences programs who are appointed as student officers on fellowships with service responsibilities—Teaching Fellows, Preceptors, Research Fellows—may not spend more than twenty hours per week in the discharge of the responsibilities associated with their fellowship and those associated with any other activity within or outside Columbia for which they are compensated. Furthermore, during the school term, federal regulations prevent international students on F-1 visas from working more than twenty hours per week under all circumstances. During the summer, international students may work more than twenty hours per week. In the Humanities and Social Sciences, this award entails no service obligation in the first year, beyond satisfactory progress in study and research, and students are not permitted to hold student officer appointments see below or any other appointment.
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The PhD dissertation is a research document that makes a significant and original contribution to existing knowledge in the discipline. This is why the final requirement of the dissertation is for it to undergo an examination by a panel of scholars in the field who can ascertain the originality of the argument advanced as well as its adherence to the conventions of the discipline. The Dissertation Office provides advanced doctoral candidates with dissertation guidelines and forms including the application to defend the dissertation and the final deposit and award of the PhD degree. The Dissertation Office also receives academic progress inquiries and applications for the Master of Philosophy MPhil degree. Student Guide Resources for every step of your graduate education.