School of Literatures, Cultures, and Linguistics Dissertation Completion Fellowship

SLCL invites nominations for the Dissertation Completion Fellowship, which provides advanced doctoral students with an academic year of support to complete their dissertations. Eligible candidates are nominated by their departments.

The fellowship is meant to facilitate timely completion of the PhD; therefore, nominees must be able to complete their dissertations within the period of their fellowship tenure, and no later than the last day of August of the year after being awarded the fellowship.

The fellowship provides $19,300 (effective August 16, 2021), payable in either 9- or 12-month installments. It may not be held concurrently with any other fellowships, employment, or grant. The fellowship offer must be accepted in the terms in which it is offered.

The School’s Executive Committee is charged with selecting the dissertation completion award recipients. Nominees must be in a position to complete their dissertations within the fellowship period. Please be aware that criteria and application instructions have been revised. Make sure you follow the latest requirements, criteria, and application instructions, which are posted here

  • Student deadline to submit to department - turn in all application materials to DGS by deadline indicated by department.
  • Department deadline to submit to SLCL - send completed student application and departmental nomination to on or before February 23.

The fellowship is supported by the generosity of Donald and Barbara Smalley and Edward McBroom.

Past Recipients


 Claire Baytas, Comparative and World Literature

 Ander Beristain Murillo, Spanish and Portuguese 
 Eider Extebarria Zuluaga, Spanish and Portuguese 
 Ewa Kuras, Comparative and World Literature
 Nicolas Portugal, French and Italian 
 Taraneh Sanei, Linguistics
 Daria Semenova, Slavic Languages and Literatures  


♦ Jone Vicente Urrutia, Spanish and Portuguese

Diana Sacilowski, Slavic Languages and Literatures

Asiya Ikhnsanova, Comparative and World Literature

♦ Christopher Gipson, Classics

Shaodan Zhang, East Asian Languages and Literatures

Francesco Ferrari, French and Italian


♦ Johannes Froehlich, Germanic Languages and Literatures

♦ Adam Kozak, Classics

♦ Amanda Rector, Spanish and Portuguese

♦ Pierpaolo Spagnolo, French and Italian

♦ Wenqi Yang, East Asian Languages and Cultures


♦ Marina Filipovic, Slavic Languages and Literatures

Patrick Drackley, Linguistics

Liz Moreno Chuquen, Spanish and Portuguese

Meagan Smith, Comparative and World Literature

Nicholas Strole, French and Italian


♦ Lydia Catedral, Linguistics

Emily DiFilippo, Spanish and Portuguese

♦ Mark Frank, East Asian Languages and Cultures

Orestis Karatzoglou, Classics


Adrian Anderson, Classics

♦ Jing Chen, East Asian Languages and Cultures

Sharif Karmizad, Linguistics

♦ Kate Lyons, Linguistics

♦ Matthew Nelson, Comparative and World Literature

Jessica Sciubba, French and Italian


Priscilla Charrat, French and Italian

♦ Weija Du, East Asian Languages and Cultures

Iftikhar Haider, Linguistics

Lauren Hansen, Germanic Languages and Literatures

♦ Myeong Hyeon Kim, Linguistics


Jeffrey Elliott, Comparative and World Literature

Yun Yao, East Asian Languages and Cultures

Brian Hunt, French

Lisa Burner, Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese

Irina Avkhimovich, Slavic Languages and Literatures

Rania Al-Sabbagh, Linguistics

Amy Norgard, Classics