Eligible students in the humanities and social sciences are guaranteed a GSAS Dissertation Completion Fellowship between the G4 and G7 years. Students are required to meet all departmental requirements, submit an approved dissertation prospectus, and draft two dissertation chapters, or, for students in fields where the dissertation consists of three articles, produce one article in draft. The completion of the dissertation drafts must be confirmed by the dissertation advisor and a second advisor in a signed confirmation form. Please apply for all of the dissertation completion fellowship opportunities mentioned below through CARAT.

While there is no guarantee of a dissertation completion fellowship beyond the G7 year, requests will be considered upon recommendation of the faculty advisor. Deadline: February 7, 2020 at 11:59pm. The DCF is a guaranteed part of the financial aid package in the Humanities and Social Sciences. Award description and confirmation typically occurs mid-April. 

Harvard Research Centers

Other dissertation completion fellowships are available through the Harvard research centers.

External Dissertation Completion Fellowships 

Search the CARAT database for dissertation completion fellowships offered by non-Harvard agencies.​