Edward P. Nolan Fellowship
The English Department is pleased to announce its annual competition for the 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 up to $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. Awards will be distributed and applied to the student’s Fall tuition bill.
- PhD or MA standing 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 2020.
Applicant must submit:
Research Project Description
- 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.
- 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 your advisor to email the letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.