Jack Kent Cooke Foundation’s Dissertation Fellowship
Date published: 1/15/2014
We seek dissertations with an explicit focus on advancing the education of exceptionally-promising/high-achieving students from low-income backgrounds. Issues examined can include: the conditions that promote or hinder high achievement and the role of interventions (e.g., summer programs, advising, scholarships) in students’ experiences.
All applicants should know that:
- Six fellowships of up to $25,000 each will be awarded.
- Their dissertation topics must be tied to the Foundation’s mission: Advancing the education of exceptionally promising students who have financial need.
- A diverse range of academic disciplines will be considered including, but not limited to, policy studies, sociology, economics, psychology, education, statistics, and psychometrics.
- They must have successfully completed all pre-dissertation requirements, including defense of their dissertation proposals.
- They must be candidates for a doctoral degree at a graduate school in the United States although they need not be U.S. citizens.
Applications must be submitted by February 4, 2014. Recipients will be notified in late May 2014.