ARNOVA offers two unique fellowship opportunities for doctoral students. Seminar I is for student who have completed their comprehensive exams and successfully defended their dissertation proposals on a topic in nonprofit or philanthropic studies. Seminar II is for students who have successfully passed their comprehensive exams but have yet to defend their proposal on a topic in nonprofit or philanthropic studies.
The Doctoral Fellowship Seminar is a one-day gathering designed to provide intellectual and research advice and mentoring and networking opportunities to Ph.D. candidates pursuing studies related to the fields of nonprofit, voluntary action, or civil society studies. The Seminars will be held the day before the start of the Conference on Wednesday, November 15, 2017, from 8am to 5pm.
The ARNOVA Doctoral Fellowship Seminar award will provide each recipient with shared accommodation (with another Doctoral Fellow) at the conference hotel for Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, November 15-17, 2017, and complimentary conference registration. Selected Seminar students will be expected to participate in the full 2017 ARNOVA Conference, which runs from November 16-18, offering fellows additional opportunities to learn about important issues in nonprofit research.
Requirements for Seminar II
1. Dissertation proposals with preference given to applicants in the early to mid-stages of their research. Fellows may come from any country, institution and academic discipline. The research must be focused on a topic related to philanthropy, voluntary action, civil society and the nonprofit sector. Focus areas might include nonprofit institutions (e.g., hospitals, human service agencies, arts organizations, religious groups); or phenomena like civic advocacy, pro-social behavior and social capital; or issues related to nonprofit management, public policy and intersectoral relations. The scope of the studies may include these organizations or activities in the U.S. or other countries.
4. A three (3) page (maximum) description of their dissertation project with an explanation of why participation in this seminar would be particularly helpful to their development as a scholar.
Letter of recommendation from their dissertation advisor which confirms that the student has completed their comprehensive exams but have not yet defended their proposal. Please Note: Selected students will provide an 8-10 page summary of the current status of their research and issues encountered no later than October 16, 2017, so that all participants can review and be prepared to offer useful
AWARD AMOUNT: Complimentary conference registration and three nights’ shared accommodation at the conference hotel
SUBMISSIONS OPEN: MAY 9, 2017
DEADLINE: August 31, 2017 at 11:59PM Eastern
AWARD NOTIFICATION: October 6, 2017
AWARDEE SUMMARIES DUE: October 16, 2017