Sixth Year Support

General Principles

The Program in East Asian Studies supports Ph.D. students in humanities and social science departments who are concentrating on East Asian topics for their dissertation research. In light of the extra demands of East Asian language study, the Program attempts to support an additional one or two semesters of study beyond the five years funded by regular Princeton resources, provided that students demonstrate regular, substantial progress toward completion. Application materials must be submitted by March 1, 2017. The principal dissertation advisor must also submit a letter of recommendation. A second semester of support is possible only after submission of new evidence of progress (at least one new dissertation chapter) and a letter of approval from the advisor.

Eligibility

Our goal is to work with other units of the university to insure that deserving students receive up to two semesters of support from all university resources considered as a whole. If you are eligible for sixth-year support from your home department, or you receive sixth-year support from other units of the university (such as PIIRS), then your EAS support will be reduced accordingly. With one exception, we do not fund any students for a second year of DCE status. The exception is students who receive external (non-Princeton) fellowships that fully replace university stipend and tuition, thus adding one university-funded year of DCE enrollment; in these cases the Program will consider applications for one or two semesters of further support.

Students must be in good standing and receive approval for DCE status from their home department and the Graduate School.

Amounts

Normally, and to the extent our finances allow, we try to provide the fee for tuition and health coverage ($2,590 per semester) plus a Dissertation Completion Fellowship (stipend of $10,000 per semester). For students who only submit one chapter (rather than two) at the time of initial application, we only provide the fee for tuition and health coverage, not the Dissertation Completion Fellowship. Note that the Spring tuition and health fee covers the two summer months, whereas the stipend payment for the Spring semester ends on June 30 and does not extend into the two summer months.

Applications and Deadlines

Initial application (in Spring for first semester of DCE status in the following Fall): March 1, 2017 deadline. Submit the following materials (hard copies) to Richard Chafey, Program Manager, 211 Jones Hall: 1) 2-page dissertation summary, 2) 1-page table of contents indicating which chapters will be/have been finished when, 3) most recently completed chapter(s). Principal advisor must also submit a letter of recommendation by e-mail (chafey@princeton.edu).

Renewal application (in Fall for second semester of DCE status in the following Spring): January 15, 2018 deadline. Submit the following materials (hard copies) to Richard Chafey, Program Manager, 211 Jones Hall: 1) 2-page dissertation summary, 2) 1-page table of contents indicating which chapters will be/have been finished when, 3) most recently completed chapter. Principal advisor must also submit a letter of recommendation by e-mail (chafey@princeton.edu).

Out-of-phase initial application (in Fall for first semester of DCE status in the following Spring): December 7, 2017 deadline. Out-of-phase renewal application (in Spring for second semester of DCE status in the following Fall): July 5, 2017 deadline.