Jack Kent Cooke Dissertation Fellowship Award

Deadline: November 9, 2012

The Jack Kent Cooke Dissertation Fellowship Award supports advanced doctoral students who are completing dissertations that further the understanding of the educational pathways and experiences of high-achieving, low-income students. We seek to provide funding for doctoral candidates whose work informs and advances the following populations/aspects of our mission:

  • high-achieving students from low-income backgrounds, and/or
  • students who demonstrate the potential for achievement, and/or
  • the conditions that promote high achievement (e.g., school settings, interventions, policies).

Dissertation fellowships are intended to support the doctoral student for work done after the student’s dissertation proposal has been successfully defended. Applications are encouraged from a variety of disciplines such as, but not limited to, education, sociology, economics, psychology, statistics, and psychometrics.

The fellowship is a one-time award of up to $25,000, which may be used for a period of not less than nine months and up to 18 months, beginning in June 2013. Four fellowships are expected this year.

Applicants for Cooke Dissertation Fellowships:

  • may be US citizens, US permanent residents, or non-US citizens;
  • must currently be studying at an accredited US institution;
  • must be advanced doctoral students, who have completed all pre-dissertation requirements;
  • must have successfully defended their dissertation proposal before the application deadline (February 4, 2013); and
  • must not have previously received a scholarship or other funding from the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation.

For more information, see: http://www.jkcf.org/scholarships/graduate-scholarships/jack-kent-cooke-dissertation-fellowship-award/