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RIGS Interdisciplinary Doctoral Fellowship

Our first RIGS fellow, in the 2020-21 academic year, is Caroline Doenmez. Learn more about Caroline and her dissertation research.

RIGS is now a host site for the Interdisciplinary Doctoral Fellowship (IDF) sponsored by the Graduate School. You may apply to work with a RIGS-affiliated faculty member to broaden the conceptual and disciplinary scope of your dissertation. If you are awarded an IDF with RIGS, we provide you with professional development funds (e.g., for conference attendance, methods training, etc.), and the opportunity for you to workshop your writing in-progress with RIGS faculty and students. We do not at this time have dedicated office space for fellows.

To apply, follow the Graduate School guidelines. Any applications for RIGS as a host site must be reviewed by our own application committee, as we are limited in the number of fellows we can support each year, and we must provide a letter of endorsement to accompany your application. By October 19, 2020, please submit your proposal, and have your primary advisor and your proposed RIGS mentor send letters of recommendation, to If your proposal is selected for endorsement, you would submit your final proposal and materials through your program home, and the RIGS program director will add a letter of endorsement.