Applications now open for 2016 Dissertation Write-In

by Shawn Warner, Director of Professional Development
Friday, July 15, 2016 7:00 AM

The application period for the 2016 Dissertation Write-In, co-sponsored by the Graduate Division and Summer Sessions, is now open. This program is open to doctoral students from all disciplines and will take place Monday, September 12, through Thursday, September 15.

The Dissertation Write-In is a four-day writing workshop aimed at helping Ph.D. students in the middle stages of their dissertation process by providing intensive writing times, breakout sessions with a facilitator on typical dissertation issues (including dealing with procrastination, managing research and sources, and writing to work through difficult ideas), one-on-one consultations with the facilitator, and peer consultations. 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 here. Important: Once you have completed the application, please also send PDFs of your dissertation prospectus (where applicable) and a completed chapter (either drafted or accepted) to Dr. Katie Baillargeon of UCSB's Writing Program, who will direct the ​Write-In. The deadline to apply is Monday, ​July 25.

Dr. Baillargeon will notify applicants of their admissions decision by Monday, ​August 15. Please note:

  • The Dissertation Write-In is limited to 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 students must not be in P3 status in order to receive this award.

Have questions about the Dissertation Write-In? Please email Robert Hamm, Director of Graduate Student Professional Development.