Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation

The Woodrow Wilson Foundation has been proud to support nearly 23,000 Fellows who collectively have an impressive record of scholarship, teaching, service, and public influence. Among them is a select group whose work advances the disciplines in all fields of the humanities and social sciences. The Foundation’s offerings in these areas are designed to encourage promising scholars early in their career, helping them to complete their dissertation writing.

The Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships


The Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation 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 will be in the final year of dissertation writing during the 2017-2018 academic year may apply.  The competition deadline is November 15, 2016.

Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Fellowships in Women’s Studies


The Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Fellowship in Women’s Studies encourages original and significant research about women that crosses disciplinary, regional, or cultural boundaries. Previous Fellows have explored such topics as transnational religious education for Muslim women, feminist technology design, the complex gender dynamics of transidentity management, women’s electoral success across racial and institutional contexts, women’s sports, and militarism and the education of American women. The competition deadline is October 15, 2016.

Please see the website for further information: woodrow.org

Questions about the Fellowships may be sent to: 
Newcombe Fellowship: newcombe@woodrow.org
Women's Studies Fellowship: ws@woodrow.org