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October 4, 2021

Announcing the 2021-22 Graduate School Presidential Dissertation Fellows

pictures of the 2021 Graduate School Presidential Dissertation Fellows

Giselle Antoine Business Dissertation: “Organizational Cultures of Guilt and Shame” Giselle Antoine is a PhD candidate in Management & Organization at the Foster School of Business. Her research examines the intersection of societal level culture (values, norms) and moral emotions (shame, guilt) with particular focus on rule-breaking and deviance in organizations. Principally, her research explores…


July 15, 2021

Eight students receive Graduate School’s 2021 Distinguished Dissertation and Thesis Awards

With research ranging from peace journalism in East Africa to structural racism in health care, eight recent graduate students were honored for their outstanding research in their doctoral and master’s studies.  The Graduate School’s Distinguished Dissertation and Thesis Awards recognize exceptional scholarship in four categories: biological sciences; humanities & fine arts; mathematics, physical sciences &…


February 12, 2021

Distinguished Dissertation Award

Call for Nominations The Graduate School is pleased to announce the 2021 Distinguished Dissertation Awards competition in the following four categories: Biological Sciences* Humanities and Fine Arts* Social Sciences Mathematics, Physical Sciences and Engineering *2021 CGS/ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award fields of competition These awards recognize outstanding and exceptional scholarship and research at the doctoral level….


April 10, 2020

General Guidance for virtual committee meetings, general exams, and dissertation defenses

In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, many program activities may continue to be conducted virtually. If you have a committee meeting, general exam, or dissertation defense, we encourage you to make use of an online platform of your choosing. As members of the UW community, you have access to Zoom for these activities, but…


January 21, 2020

William Bamber Awarded Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Fellowship

William Bamber Awarded the Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Fellowship

William Bamber, a PhD candidate in the Interdisciplinary PhD program in Near & Middle East Studies, was awarded the Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Fellowship for 2019-20. Bamber’s research explores Ottoman influences in South and Southeast Asia in the late 19th century. Read more.


November 9, 2019

Two UW graduate students granted the Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad award

The Graduate School is pleased to announce that two graduate students have been named awardees of the Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) Award to conduct research in 2020-2021.


August 12, 2019

Final Examination: Dissertation Defense

A Final Examination may be scheduled if: (a) a student passed a General Examination in a previous quarter; (b) a reading committee is officially established with the Graduate School; (c) the reading committee has read an entire draft of the dissertation and; (d) the entire supervisory committee has agreed that the student is prepared and…


Doctoral Dissertation

A candidate must present a dissertation demonstrating original and independent investigation and achievement. A dissertation should reflect not only a mastery of research techniques, but also ability to select an important problem for investigation, and to deal with it competently. Normally, a dissertation is written in the English language. However, if there are circumstances that…


July 31, 2019

Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Award

The Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship provides funding for dissertation research abroad for graduate students pursuing non-Western European area studies. Geographic areas include: Africa; East, Southeast, and South Asia, Pacific Islands; Near East; East Central Europe and Eurasia; and the Western Hemisphere (excluding the United States and its territories). UW DEADLINE: Tuesday, March 30 (noon Pacific) Information Sessions Information…


Graduate School Presidential Dissertation Fellowship in the Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences, and Social Professions

2022–23 Nomination Deadline:  Tuesday, April 19, 2022; noon (PDT) The Graduate School Presidential Dissertation Fellowship assists Ph.D. candidates in the final stages of writing their dissertations. The 2022-23 Dissertation Fellowship is offered with the support of the University President and includes one quarter of UW state tuition and fees, GAIP insurance, and a stipend at…


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