IDPD Student Applicants
This program aims to expand and improve formal dissertation prospectus and grant proposal development for humanities and social science doctoral students at the University of Minnesota. Twenty-four students will be selected to participate in 2020. The program includes an intensive five-day workshop in May, followed by student summer research, and another intensive five-day workshop in August, prior to fall research grant proposal deadlines. Students will register for a 3-credit graduate seminar in Fall 2020 as part of the program. More information on the IDPD program.
In applying for this program, you are committing to completing all three components: the Spring workshop, May 17-21, 2020; at least six weeks of summer exploratory research or other intellectual work aimed at developing your dissertation proposal; and the Fall workshop, August 27-29, 2020 with follow-up workshops on September 11, 2020 and September 18, 2020. You are also committing to registering for the seminar in Fall 2020. The program provides stipends of up to $3,000 for summer stipend.
If you become a finalist, we will request your transcript and a commitment from your advisor to participate in evaluating the program. A recommendation letter from your advisor is not needed as part of your application.
- Your dissertation proposal must not yet have been approved by your graduate program.
- You must be eligible to register for GRAD 8401 in Fall 2020 (generally, you will not have completed your doctoral preliminary exams before the start of the Fall 2020 workshop).
- You must have a faculty advisor by the application deadline, who will endorse your participation if you selected to participate in the program.
- You must be available for all dates of the Interdisciplinary Dissertation Proposal Development Workshop.
Deadline: February 28, 2020