The Graduate School is pleased to invite nominations for Dissertation Research Travel awards for up to $5,000 each. These competitive awards will support the travel costs of enrolled doctoral students engaged in archival or field research outside the U.S. The actual amount awarded will depend on budgets submitted by nominees with the actual number of awards contingent on available funds.

Please note that this opportunity is available to students enrolled in doctoral programs on the Main Campus and at the Medical Center.  Students are allowed only one DRTG over the course of their doctoral studies.

Please review the Dissertation Research Travel Grant Announcement for full details.

Number of awards available: approximately nine (9) total for the academic year

Maximum amount per award: $5,000

Deadline

Fall Competition:  Friday, October 20, 2017, 5:00 PM (Cover Sheet)
Spring Competition:  Friday, February 23, 2018, 5:00 PM (Cover Sheet)

Requirements for Nominees

  • DRTG Application Cover Sheet
  • Current CV (no more than two (2) pages in length) and with most recent GPA noted*
  • Description of the dissertation*
  • Statement explaining the importance of the proposal travel to the dissertation research*
  • Description of travel plans*
  • Travel budget*

*These items, to be submitted as a single, collated PDF document, should not exceed five (5) pages in length, single-spaced. Students should submit the PDF document to their academic programs.

Students will be expected to submit a short written report of their research travel activities and overall progress the semester immediately following completion of the grant period.

Requirements for Faculty

  • One letter of recommendation (no more than two (2) pages in length) from student's thesis adviser
  • Second letter of recommendation (no more than one (1) page in length) from another faculty member familiar with the student's work

Limitations

  • Nominee must be enrolled in a doctoral degree program on the Main Campus or Medical Center
  • Each doctoral program may nominate up to three (3) doctoral candidates for these awards
  • Nominee must have an approved dissertation proposal on file with the Graduate School by nomination deadline
  • Nominee must have completed pre-dissertation requirements for the doctoral degree (i.e. coursework, language requirements, comprehensive examinations, etc.)
  • Applications will be judged solely on merit
  • Actual amount awarded will depend on nominee's budget and the availability of funds

Submission

Doctoral programs should submit the PDF applications directly to the Graduate School via GSASGrants@georgetown.edu by the deadlines indicated above.

Process

Nominations will be reviewed by a committee comprised of the Director of External Fellowships and a standing committee of faculty. Awardees will be notified by November 30, 2017 for the fall competition, and March 29, 2018 for the spring competition. The Graduate School will issue payment directly to the awardees.

For further information, contact Maria Snyder, Director of External Fellowships, in the Graduate School.