Newcombe Fellowships are awarded annually following a rigorous national selection process. Eligibility for Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships is limited to students enrolled in doctoral programs in the humanities and social sciences at graduate schools in the United States. Awards are for twelve months of dissertation writing.

Applications for 2015-16 Newcombe Fellowships are now available through The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation website and are due by November 15, 2014.

All pre-dissertation requirements should be met by the application deadline, including approval of the dissertation proposal. Applicants must expect to submit completed dissertations by Summer 2016. No Newcombe Foundation support is available for post-doctoral fellowships.

To be eligible for selection, the graduate scholar must be preparing a dissertation in which ethical or religious values are a central concern. According to the Woodrow Wilson National Scholarship Foundation, "...dissertations appropriate to the Newcombe Fellowship competition might explore the ethical implications of foreign policy, the values influencing political decision, the moral codes of other cultures, and religious or ethical issues reflected in history or literature."

Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships
The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation
P.O. Box 5281, Princeton, NJ 08543-5281
(609) 452-7007