Date:   November 27, 2013

To:     All UF Graduate Students

Cc:     All UF Graduate Coordinators and Staff

From:   UF Graduate School

RE:     Apply by 2/3/2014 for Pre-Dissertation Fellowship Opportunities for Grad Students
        Attn: Students in the Humanities, Social Sciences and Related Disciplines

The Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship (DPDF) Student Fellowship Competition ( is organized to help graduate students in the humanities and social sciences formulate effective research proposals through scholarly exchange within interdisciplinary areas of study and exploratory summer research.

All research fields in this year's Student Fellowship Competition are open to pre-ABD doctoral students, regardless of their nationality, who are currently enrolled full time in PhD programs at accredited universities in the United States. 

Students may apply to participate in one of the following six interdisciplinary research fields offered this year:

-- Immigrants and their Homeland Connections: Transnationalism in Historical Perspective

-- Making the Biotech Body: Technologies Knowledge, and Global Markets

-- Modernity and Autochthony: The Question of Land-Based Group Identity

-- Oceanic Studies: Seas as Sites and Subjects of Interdisciplinary Inquiry

-- State Building and Governance in Retrospect and Prospect

-- Development and Migration (International Field)

Student fellows must attend spring and fall workshops led by faculty research directors and conduct at least 6 weeks of summer research. Travel and accommodations to attend both workshops are covered by the DPDF Program and students may apply for up to $5,000 to cover summer research costs.

For more information regarding the program including how to apply, eligibility and selection criteria, please visit our website at   

Program staff are available at [log in to unmask] to answer additional questions.

The deadline is FEBRUARY 3, 2014.