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. One (1) award of up to $1,000 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 2023 tuition bill. If the winner graduates before fall 2023, the award will be forfeited.

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.

Qualifications

PhD 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 2023.
Submission Guidelines

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.
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 gsengl@colorado.edu. Their letter should address the specific merits of the project and the abilities and potential of the student applicant.
With the exception of the confidential letter of support, all materials must be submitted electronically via AcademicWorks by January 15, 2023.

Award
$1,000
Schools, Colleges, Departments
College of Arts & Sciences
Deadline
01/25/2023
Supplemental Questions
  1. Research: Write a two-page description of the project for which you are requesting funds.
  2. Reference or Bibliography Page
  3. Submit a budget page to itemize and explain the expenses for which you are requesting funds. Also itemize and explain other sources of funding for your research project.