DOCTORAL DISSERTATION FELLOWSHIP2014-2015 Academic Year
Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships
The Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship (DDF) gives the University's most accomplished PhD candidates an opportunity to devote full-time effort to an outstanding research project by providing time to finalize and write a dissertation during the fellowship year.
Applicants for the Lake Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship must:
The UNO Graduate Council serves to recommend and advise campus leadership on matters relating to graduate school policy, faculty and curriculum. The council reviews graduate faculty appointment criteria and applications, advocates for quality in graduate programs and represents graduate faculty concerns to the administration. The Council consists of two representatives from each college who are appointed by the dean. The council recently elected to dedicate existing funds for the doctoral dissertation fellowship awards.
The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation was awarded a grant of $739,000 from the Newcombe Foundation to administer the program for 2016-17. In thirty-six years of funding, this program has received $23.5 million to support Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships. .Pursuant to that objective, the Foundation requires that each recipient of a major research or archival grant or a faculty or doctoral dissertation fellowship submit to the Foundation certain reports and findings. Common to all grants and fellowships is the requirement to submit a 3-4 page executive summary of the grantee’s work in PDF format. The Foundation intends to post that summary on the Foundation’s website. In addition, the Foundation is prepared to post on the Foundation’s website a link to the grantee’s entire final report.Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships are awarded on an annual basis to graduate students enrolled at institutions which grant the Ph.D. degree in the social sciences in the greater Los Angeles area (i.e., the California Institute of Technology, the Claremont Graduate University, the University of California, Los Angeles, the University of California, Irvine, the University of California, Riverside, and the University of Southern California). The fellowships are competitive and are awarded to students whose dissertation proposals have been approved and which address economic, social, policy or political problems of the Los Angeles area. Please see our How to Apply section for further information and review the . Savio Poovathingal began graduate school in the fall of 2010, working with Professor Schwartzentruber on non-equilibrium flows. He is working toward building predictive models for oxidation of carbon based materials used in hypersonic vehicles, and hopes to build a model that is free from current models’ assumptions and parameters. Poovathingal started at the atomistic scale, studying physical processes between atoms. This knowledge was then used at the micro scale to study differences between various carbon materials. Finally, all the detailed physical processes from the atomistic and micro scales will be used to build a model that will predict oxidation accurately for furture carbon based materials. This final stage will be funded by the Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship.