Graduate Student Research Fellowships

Applications for AY 2024-2025 are no longer being accepted.

The Dresher Center for the Humanities invites applications for two Residential Graduate Student Research Fellowships for Academic Year 2024-25. One fellowship will be for fall 2024 and one for spring 2025. Funding is intended to support and promote promising research in the humanities by graduate students at UMBC. The fellowships are open to all UMBC doctoral and master’s level students working on humanities-related research projects that will culminate in a dissertation or master’s thesis.

Please note the following change from previous years: Fellows will receive up to $3,000 ($1500 will serve as a stipend while the other $1500 is to be used for research travel, materials, or other directly-related research expenses). They will present a session as part of the CURRENTS: Humanities Work Now series and attend the Humanities Forum and other Dresher Center events and workshops. The Dresher Center will allow fellows to work in Center office space, as available.

After the fellowship semester, fellows will submit a summary of the work accomplished during the semester, as well as a statement on the progress made toward the completion of their dissertation or thesis.

Submit proposals and research advisor letters of support to


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