Scholarships for Advanced Students in French and Italian

The Department of French & Italian announces the following scholarships and grants available to graduate students in French who are nearing or at the candidacy stage*: the Bulatkin Summer Prize, the French, Francophone, and Italian Summer Research Prize, the Rymer Award, and the Astier Travel Grant.

Bulatkin Summer Prize
The Bulatkin Summer Prize is designed to provide one PhD student in French or Italian at the dissertation-writing stage with summer support (the equivalent of three months of stipend, or around $5800) to allow him/her to make substantial progress toward the completion of the dissertation. To be eligible for summer 2018, the student must successfully defend the dissertation prospectus no later than March 1, 2018.
 
Applicants must submit the following documents:
 

1) a letter that includes a) a one- to two-page abstract of the dissertation; b) a brief statement on where they are in the writing process and what their projected defense date is; and c) what their specific goal for the summer is (i.e. the research for and writing up of a certain chapter, the revision of several chapters, etc.).

2) a current cv

3) a letter of support from the dissertation adviser

4) a projected summer budget that includes living expenses (whether in Columbus or elsewhere) and any research expenses their project may require.

5) A list of other funding for which they are also applying  (*see list below of some possible funding sources)

At the end of the summer the recipient must submit to the graduate chair and his/her advisor a brief letter describing what s/he accomplished. Selection will be made on the basis of: 1) strength of the proposal, 2) nearness to completion of the dissertation, 3) applicant’s academic record in the program. All French and Italian faculty members will review and rank applications, and the application with the highest overall ranking will be selected.

French, Francophone, and Italian Summer Research Prize

The French, Francophone, and Italian Summer Research Prize is designed to provide one PhD student in French or Italian at the dissertation-writing stage with summer support (the equivalent of three months of stipend, or around $5800) to allow him/her to make substantial progress toward the completion of the dissertation. To be eligible for summer 2018, the student must successfully defend the dissertation prospectus no later than March 1, 2018.

Applicants must submit the following documents:

1) a letter that includes a) a one- to two-page abstract of the dissertation; b) a brief statement on where they are in the writing process and what their projected defense date is; and c) what their specific goal for the summer is (i.e. the research for and writing up of a certain chapter, the revision of several chapters, etc.).

2) a current cv

3) a letter of support from the dissertation adviser

4) a projected summer budget that includes living expenses (whether in Columbus or elsewhere) and any research expenses their project may require.

5) A list of other funding for which they are also applying  (*see list below of some possible funding sources)

At the end of the summer the recipient must submit to the graduate chair and his/her advisor a brief letter describing what s/he accomplished. Selection will be made on the basis of: 1) strength of the proposal, 2) nearness to completion of the dissertation, 3) applicant’s academic record in the program. All French and Italian faculty members will review and rank applications, and the application with the highest overall ranking will be selected.

Rymer Award

The Judith Marquis Rymer and Glenn Rymer Travel Award, in the amount of $1000, is a new award that offers financial support to graduate students in French, Italian, Spanish, or Portuguese for study abroad fees and travel expenses. The Department of French and Italian and the Department of Spanish and Portuguese will alternate the disbursement of this award from year to year (FRIT will disburse the award in 2017, then in 2019, etc.). Applications must include a brief letter describing the study abroad program in which the applicant plans to participate and the reasons for which s/he has chosen it, a current cv, a letter of support from the adviser, and a list of other funding for which s/he is also applying. The recipient must be making good progress toward the degree, and priority will be given to non-native French or Italian speakers who have not had many opportunities to study abroad. All French and Italian faculty members will review and rank applications, and the application with the highest overall ranking will be selected.

Astier Travel Grant (for Students in 20th/21st-century French and Francophone Studies only):

The Astier Travel Grant, in the amount of $1,000, is awarded to one PhD student working on a topic in 20th/21st-century French or Francophone studies. Typically, the travel grant will be used for travel to archives and/or research centers in support of the dissertation research, but applicants do not have to be at the candidacy stage to apply. Applications must include a letter explaining the applicant’s research project, a current cv, a letter of support from the adviser, and a projected budget for the travel. Selection will be made first on the basis of the strength of the proposal; if more than one applicant’s project merits funding, seniority will be taken into consideration. A student who has already received this grant may apply for and receive it a second time if the project merits it and s/he is the only eligible applicant. All faculty members in French will review and rank applications, and the application with the highest overall ranking will be selected.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: MONDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2018

Please submit applications electronically to Sonya Afanasyeva

 

*students become candidates once they have passed their candidacy (PhD) examinations

 

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