The Doctoral Dissertation Completion Grant program provides both funding and intensive mentoring to doctoral candidates who are within six months of completing their dissertations.
It is designed to enable candidates to focus full time on the writing of their dissertations, improving the quality of the dissertation and shortening the time required to complete the doctoral degree.
The guide is divided into the following sections: refer to sponsor receipt deadlines.
As this and other information is subject to change, always refer to the granting agency's website to verify information contained on this guide.
CODESRIA Small Grants for Thesis Writing: The Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) runs an annual competition under its Small Grants Programme for Thesis Writing.
The grants are designed to contribute to the development of the social sciences in Africa, and the continuous renewal and strengthening of research capacities in African universities through the funding of primary research conducted by post-graduate students and professionals.
In addition to the stipend, health insurance and tuition will be covered by the grant.
Students may be nominated for only one grant period.
The student’s committee chair must be prepared to participate fully in this program and do all he or she can to expedite the student’s progress, including meeting with the student frequently and returning drafts in a timely manner.
As grantees, the students must agree to: Participants’ progress towards completion of the dissertation, as well as the extent to which they are participating in all program activities, will be continually evaluated.