Winthrop-King Summer Doctoral Fellowship

PhD students in the French doctoral program at Florida State University have the opportunity to apply for a fellowship for the amount of $5,000. The purpose of the award is to allow students with regular teaching assistant appointments in the Department of Modern Languages and Linguistics to dedicate summer to research. No teaching or other formal duties may be undertaken during the award period. Awardees must undertake the Fellowship in the first summer following their preliminary exams.

This fellowship is not repeatable.

The application must be submitted by the second week of Spring semester of the second year of the PhD program through the link that is at the bottom of the page. The application consists of:

  • A two-page description of the work to be undertaken for the duration of the Fellowship.
  •  A current CV.
  • A one-page letter of support from the applicant’s dissertation director.

Please note that to be eligible for this award, you must:

  • Be in good academic standing
  • Plan to use the award in the summer, after passing your preliminary exams.
  • Be ready to present the work completed during the summer to your major professor, the first week of the fall semester.

The final award decisions will be made by the W-K Institute director by the end of the Spring semester, and the award will be disbursed to you by the end of the Spring Semester.

Before accepting this award, we strongly recommend that you check with the Financial Aid Office whether this scholarship will affect your financial Aid and result in an over-award. FSU strongly recommends that students notify the Office of Financial Aid of any potential awards not already listed on their financial aid award summary.

Awards are made for future research in the semester specified in the application; they may not be made for current or past semesters nor for the semester in which applicant is intending to graduate. Awards are made for the specified semester and may not be deferred until a later date. Successful applicants who are unable to show proof of progress in their dissertation for which they are awarded funds must repay the award to the FSU Foundation in the following semester.

Under FSU and federal regulations, funds cannot be disbursed to recipients before the week after Drop-Add in the semester for which the scholarship is awarded.

Awards cannot be used in concurrence with other awards or travel grants from the Winthrop-King Institute.

You must check with the Financial Aid Office whether your scholarship may be subject to taxes or other withholdings.

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Application Will Open In January 2024.

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