Edward P. Nolan Fellowship
This fellowship was established in memory of the late Edward P. Nolan, Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of Colorado from 1966 to 1994. An award of $1,500 will be awarded, on a competitive basis, to a graduate student in English to support innovative and outstanding scholarship and teaching. For example, awards may be made to support travel to research institutions or to conferences to read papers. The award will be distributed and applied to the student’s fall 2021 tuition bill.
The scholarship winner will be notified once the decision has been made. The scholarship recipient will be expected to write a note of thanks to the donor, as well as a short paragraph about interests, classes and writing, one semester after receiving the award.
- PhD or MA student in English.
- Special consideration will be given to those doing research in the medieval or modern period, and to Ph.D. candidates, in particular those whose progress might be delayed because of financial and familial responsibilities. However, the excellence of a given research project is the main criterion for consideration.
- Applicants must have a graduation date no earlier than December 2021.
- Research: Write a two-page description of the project for which you are requesting funds, following these guidelines:
- Write your proposal in language someone not familiar with your specialty can understand
- Write a maximum of two single-spaced pages
- Use a type font of 11 points or larger
- Indicate how the research project relates to your thesis or dissertation work, or otherwise contributes to your professional development
- If your proposal requests funds to attend a conference, explain how the conference will materially benefit your thesis or dissertation research or otherwise contributes to your professional development
- Reference or Bibliography Page: Include a reference or bibliography page if you cite the work of other scholars in your project description. This page is not included in the two-page maximum limit.
- Budget Page: On a separate page, itemize and explain the expenses for which you are requesting funds. Also itemize and explain other sources of funding for your research project. Please note that expenses incurred before the fellowship is announced are not eligible for reimbursement.
- Obtain a current academic transcript (unofficial) from https://buffportal.colorado.edu/card/Unofficial%20Transcript. Transcripts must include the current, active semester. Transcripts must be attached to your proposal.
- Confidential Letter of Support. Request a confidential letter of support from your advisor or a faculty member familiar with your work. Ask them to email the letter separately from your application to the Graduate Program Assistant at firstname.lastname@example.org. Their letter should address the specific merits of the project and the abilities and potential of the student applicant.