In addition to topics in religious studies or in ethics (philosophical or religious), dissertations appropriate to the Newcombe Fellowship competition might explore the ethical implications of foreign policy, the values influencing political decisions, the moral codes of other cultures, and religious or ethical issues reflected in history or literature.
The Newcombe Fellowships are provided to Ph.D. candidates at institutions in the United States who will complete their dissertations during the fellowship year.
Fellows may not have held a similar national award for the final dissertation year, nor may they have previously applied for the Newcombe Fellowship.
Approximately thirty fellows receive $19,000 for twelve months of full-time dissertation writing; in addition, their graduate schools are asked to waive tuition and/or remit some portion of their fees.
For complete program information, eligibility requirements, and an FAQ, visit: Charlotte W Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships