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Dissertation Development Fellowships

Each spring, the Consortium for the Study of the Premodern World (CSPW) provides funding for five to six graduate students beginning their dissertation research to participate in the CSPW Dissertation Development Fellowship Program, a series of weekly workshop sessions led by Professor Katharine Gerbner. The goal of the workshop is to help doctoral students as they begin a dissertation project to think about their dissertation work in comparative, premodern, global, and interdisciplinary ways. A call for applications for the Spring 2021 Dissertation Development Fellowships is available at

Research Workshops

The consortium funds approximately twenty research workshops each academic year. These faculty- and graduate student-led initiatives involve scholars at the University as well as partners at local, national, and international institutions. Research workshops address intellectual questions in global premodern studies; their activities range from reading groups and seminars to symposia and conferences. Learn more about our research workshops.