Harvey Fellowships in AMCS

Each year, the Lynne Cooper Harvey Fellowship is offered to a handful of entering Ph.D. students.

Harvey Fellows play a key role in the Program’s scholarly activities, which provide graduate students with special teaching and professionalization opportunities, supplemental intellectual events and experiences, and regular interaction with a supportive, interdepartmental, and self-consciously cross-disciplinary community of faculty mentors and graduate student peers. The result is that Harvey Fellows are immersed in a robust intellectual world beyond the home department that extends the interpretive reach of their thinking and enhances the transformative possibilities of their research.

Harvey Fellows receive an additional year of funding beyond the maximum number of years allotted to students in their department by the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. The timing of this fellowship year is flexible, and will be designated in consultation with the student and the home department. It can be used at various points in the graduate student’s career and is a way to amplify the success of graduate students on the job market.

Harvey Fellows are required to complete the Graduate Certificate in American Culture Studies. To earn the Graduate Certificate, students take a core course and additional multi-disciplinary coursework; their dissertation work is enriched by interdepartmental representation among their dissertation advisors.

How to Apply

To be considered for the Lynne Cooper Harvey Fellowship in American Culture Studies, students must be nominated by the prospective home department to which they have applied for admission to the Ph.D. program.

Once nominated, students will be notified by the American Culture Studies Program, and they will be asked to submit a “statement of purpose explaining their proposed dissertation research and its fit within the Program’s interdisciplinary community.

A selection committee then reviews these materials and offers Fellowships to a handful of candidates in mid-to-late March.
For further information or questions, please contact Jennifer Gallinat by phone at 314-935-5569 or by email at gallinat@wustl.edu.

Jennifer Gallinat

Administrative Coordinator, AMCS