Interdisciplinary Doctoral Fellowships

The Graduate School awards a limited number of one-year Interdisciplinary Doctoral Fellowships (IDFs) each year to outstanding graduate students who would benefit from interaction with faculty at one of the University's interdisciplinary research centers or institutes. To learn more about the IDF visit the Graduate School's IDF website.  You can also watch a recording of an IDF Info Session held by the Institute for Advanced Study or review a PowerPoint overview of LCC's IDFs here.



The LCC welcomes applications from students pursuing interdisciplinary life course and aging research! 

Benefits of an IDF at LCC:

  • Embedded in intellectual environment
  • Mentoring and research with faculty 
  • LCC weekly events & activities
  • LCC member services & resources 
  • Computer and office space
  • Research funds for travel, data, etc. ($2,500)

Before the LCC application process begins, interested parties should review the graduate school’s eligibility requirements here. Applicants must ensure they have a graduation date of Spring 2025 or later. If they are eligible to hold an IDF in 2023-24 at the LCC, applicants should email [email protected] to indicate their interest. 

If the LCC agrees to be a host institution, applicants must submit their application packet (minus the letter of support from LCC’s Director) to [email protected] by October 24, 2022.

The application packet includes:

  1. Application form
  2. CV
  3. Proposal 
  4. Unofficial transcript
  5. Proof of IRB if applicable

Each applicant's advisor and faculty mentor should send their letters of support to [email protected] by October 24, 2022. 

The LCC review committee will consider how each applicant would benefit from residence in LCC’s interdisciplinary intellectual community and how LCC would benefit from each applicant’s residence. The LCC will then select applications to endorse, and will provide letters of support to the graduate school accordingly. 

The LCC will make its review and notify applicants of decisions by Friday, November 4, 2022. Then, prior to Thurs, November 10, 2022 successful applicants will receive a PDF copy of a letter of support from LCC Director Sarah Flood to be included with their applications to the Graduate School. 

The Graduate School's deadline is noon on Friday, November 11, 2022. 

Please email any questions for the LCC at [email protected]

Please email any questions for the graduate school at [email protected]


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