IRCPL Summer Research Fellowships are available to Columbia doctoral students for research related to the completion of their dissertations. The fellowship provides each student a maximum of $4,000 to cover expenses directly related to their research, including travel, lodging, and materials during the Summer of 2018. Previous fellows can be found here.

Applications are welcome from students at Columbia Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Union Theological Seminary, and Teachers College. 

Application Requirements:

All proposals must be submitted in English. Emphasis should be placed on completeness of the application and clarity of content. The full proposal must include all content that is outlined below, in the order in which it is listed. Please submit the content below as a single PDF.

1)      A curriculum vitae, not to exceed two pages. Please include your departmental affiliation and up-to-date contact information.

2)      A description of the research project, not to exceed five pages.

3)      A travel plan and schedule for completion of the dissertation, not to exceed two pages.

4)      An itemized budget.

5)      A printed transcript, though unofficial transcripts are acceptable.

In addition, applicants should arrange for one letter of reference from a faculty member who will serve on your dissertation committee. This should be emailed directly to It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that the faculty member sends a letter of reference. Late letters will not be accepted.

Applications for the 2017 IRCPL Graduate Fellowships are due on Friday, December 1st, 2017.  Email your complete application to Questions may be directed to or