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The Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship

Religion & Ethics

The 2015 Newcombe application is now closed. The application will open again August, 2015. Finalists of this year’s competition will be notified in February; Fellows will be announced in April.

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Application Information

A complete Charlotte Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship application consists of these required components:

  • A submitted online application.
  • The email submission of the required supplemental items PDF files. (See sample.)
  • Three (3) Letters of Recommendation.

Basic steps for each of these can be found below. For more details, download the instructions for submitting a complete application.

Please note:

• All application materials submitted by email should be sent to cwndocs@woodrow.org.

• All submissions must be properly labeled.

• Inquiries may be directed to Newcombe@woodrow.org.

• Applicants are responsible for ensuring all of these components have been correctly labeled and submitted prior to the November 15, 2014 11:59 p.m. ET deadline. The date/time stamp on the emails that are received at cwndocs@woodrow.org will be used to determine the time of submission.

• Incorrect file labeling may delay the processing of the application.

• It is strongly recommended that all components be submitted at least one day prior to the application deadline to ensure the documents have been received.

• You will be able to login and return at any time to your account to edit your personal information, change your password, start and/or complete your application, and verify receipt of supplemental items.

• If all components are not received by deadline, the application will be incomplete. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

1. Online Application

  • 1. Go to the application site. It is recommended that you save the Web page as a bookmark.
  • 2. Create an account/fill out the required information.
  • 3. Click the SUBMIT button before November 15, 2014, 11:59 p.m. ET.
  •  Click here for detailed Online Application instructions.

2. Supplemental Items

  • 1. Obtain an unofficial copy of your doctoral transcript and save it/all pages into a single PDF file, correctly labeled.
  • 2. Prepare cover sheet, abstract, proposal, bibliography, timetable, and C.V. (Click here for formatting samples.)
  • 3. Save into a single PDF file, correctly labeled.
  • 4. Email the unofficial transcript and the supplemental items either individually (as two separate emails) or together (as two attachments in one email) with the subject line(s) to cwndocs@woodrow.org before November 15, 2014, 11:59 p.m. ET.
  •  Click here for detailed instructions for submitting the supplemental items.

3. Letters of Recommendation

  • 1. Select recommenders who can attest to your scholarly competence and quality. We recommend that letters be personal and submitted specifically for the Charlotte Newcombe Fellowship. Generic or outdated letters do not typically strengthen an application. One of your recommenders must be your Dissertation Advisor.
  • 2. Register your recommenders in the application system. Return to your account page and scroll to the bottom.  Click on “Submit Supplemental Items.” In the Recommendation Request Section, click on “Start” next to each listed letter of recommendation to initiate the recommendation request process. (After entering your recommender’s name and email address, you will have the opportunity to include a personal note in the notification email.  It is strongly advised that you provide a “submit by” deadline in this area for your recommenders.)
  • 3. Once you have started the process, your recommenders will receive an email requesting they submit a letter of recommendation on your behalf.  They have the option to accept or decline this request. Recommenders who accept the request will be taken to an online form where they will enter some information before uploading and submitting their recommendation letter. If a recommender declines your request to provide a recommendation, you will be notified by email.  If you receive a “decline” notification, you will need to return to your account page and “Start” a new recommendation process with a different recommender.
  • You also have the ability in this same area of your account page to change a recommender by clicking on “Cancel” and then following the procedures to “Start” a new recommendation process with a different recommender, or to “Resend” a request to one of your recommenders, if necessary.
  •  You will be able to track receipt of your letters of recommendation in the “supplemental items” section of your application. It is your responsibility to follow up with your recommenders to ensure that they have submitted their online recommendation prior to deadline, November 15, 2014, 11:59 p.m. ET.  We strongly recommend that Letters of Recommendation be submitted as early as possible to ensure they are received prior to deadline.
  • Click here for detailed instructions for submitting Letters of Recommendation.

All components are required. The deadline for all components is November 15, 2014, 11:59 p.m. ET.

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