Scholarships

The James Arthur Vineyard Fellowship in Medieval and Renaissance Studies


The Medieval and Renaissance Studies Program is deeply grateful to the James Arthur Vineyard for giving the Medieval and Renaissance Studies a commitment for $1000 a year five years for a fellowship to support UNL student research and presentation at conferences, particularly through international travel [beyond North America].

A completed application includes the following:

  • A 500-word description of how the award would be used, specific information about the nature of the project, its current status, how much has been accomplished with a chronology for completion, and a rationale for the project in terms of its contribution to the discipline. If it is for use to present at a conference, please include information about the conference and a copy of the letter or email of acceptance of the paper.
  • A statement of how the award will further the applicant’s educational goals.
  • A curriculum vitae.

The deadline for applications is March 4, 2016. Please e-mail completed applications to the Program Director Carole Levin [clevin2@unl.edu] who will then distribute them to the committee.


Past James Arthur Vineyard Fellowship winners

Dissertation Fellowship

We offer an annual $1,000 dissertation fellowship, intended to support research including traveling to archives or other costs associated with completing the dissertation at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. To be eligible, students must have passed their Ph.D. comprehensive exams at the time of application. The deadline for applications is March 4, 2016.

A completed application includes the following:

  • A 500-word description of the proposed dissertation, including specific information about the nature of the project, its current status, how much has been accomplished with a chronology for completion, and a rationale for the project in terms of its contribution to the discipline.
  • A statement of how the award will support the dissertation, and specifics about how the funds will be used, what archives need to be visited, or other uses for the award that would enhance the quality of the dissertation and aid its completion.
  • A curriculum vitae.

Those who apply for the dissertation fellowship can also ask that their application be considered for the James Arthur Vineyard Fellowship.

Please e-mail completed applications to the Program Director Carole Levin [clevin2@unl.edu] who will then distribute them to the committee.


Past Dissertation Scholarship winners

Paul A. Olson Travel Award

The Medieval and Renaissance Studies Program also offers the Paul A. Olson Travel Award — named for the founder of the program — to help UNL Medieval and Renaissance Studies Program students to help support presentations at scholarly conferences. To apply for this award, please write a description of the travel and its value to your scholarship, including information about the conference and a copy of the letter or email of acceptance of the paper. This is a rolling deadline. Please request funds at least four weeks prior to travel. The award is $100 for conferences in North America, and $500 for international travel beyond North America.

Please e-mail completed applications to Carole Levin [clevin2@unl.edu].

Paul Olson and Carole Levin
Dr. Carole Levin, current program director, and Paul Olson, former program director



Past Olson Travel Award winners

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