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Are you in the middle stages of your dissertation and running into roadblocks? Do you need some new strategies and habits to help you finish up? Then apply for the first session of the 2021 Dissertation Write-In! The application deadline is Friday, May 7.

By Graduate Division Staff
Monday, April 19th, 2021 - 9:30am

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The application period for the first session of the 2021 Dissertation Write-In is now open. This program is open to doctoral students from all disciplines and the first session will take place Monday, June 14 through Thursday, June 17. Please note that all parts of the session will be facilitated virtually; additional information will be sent to students who are selected to participate.

The Dissertation Write-In is a free, four-day intensive writing workshop aimed at helping Ph.D. students in the middle stages of their dissertation process. Participants will gain strategies and tools to create positive writing habits and thus become more efficient and productive writers.

You are eligible to apply if you are a Ph.D. student who:

  • Has advanced to candidacy;
  • Has completed a chapter of your dissertation; and
  • Is committed to attending all sessions of the Write-In.

To apply, please complete the online application by Friday, May 7. For more information about the Dissertation Write-In, click here.

Please note:
The June session is limited to a total of 30 participants, and the September session is limited to a total of 20 participants. As part of its efforts to provide financial support for graduate students who are engaged in short-term intensive campus programs that contribute to their development as academic professionals, the Graduate Division will provide a Professional Development Award to the participants of the Dissertation Write-In. A fellowship of $400 will be awarded to students who successfully complete all four days of the program. Note that this fellowship is available to students regardless of P-status and receiving the fellowship funding requires full time registration in the relevant quarter (for Session 1 this would be Spring Quarter and for Session 2 this would be Fall Quarter).

Can't make it to the session in June? Don't worry, there will be another session from September 13-16. Applications for this session will open in July.

Have questions? You can email Katie Baillargeon (who facilitates the program) or Shawn Warner (who coordinates the program).