Dissertation Writing Camp

If you are working on your dissertation and need to jumpstart your writing, consider applying for the Dissertation Writing Camp.

Eligibility Criteria

Please ensure that you meet the following:

  • You have achieved dissertator status
  • Your dissertation proposal has been approved
  • You have a vision for your overall project as well as for specific chapters
  • You have completed the research or data collection that is needed to underpin the writing you will do in camp
  • You have drafted at least one chapter of your dissertation
  • You have your advisor’s approval

How to Apply
The Dissertation Writing Camp application has two components:

  • an online application form, submitted by the applicant
  • an online advisor endorsement form, submitted by the applicant’s advisor

In order to complete an application, you will need to provide the following information:

  • your name, campus ID and email address;
  • your dissertation title and a dissertation abstract (not to exceed 250 words);
  • information on your dissertation progress and your specific writing goals for camp;
  • indication of your motivations for attending camp and specific research/writing topics of interest to you.

If you have questions regarding your eligibility, please contact Dr. Eileen Callahan at the Office of Professional Development at the UW-Madison Graduate School prior to completing this application: gspd@grad.wisc.edu.

The Graduate School
Supplemental Questions
  1. Faculty advisor information - DWC
  2. Anticipated graduation date
  3. Dissertation Information
    • Dissertation Description (This should be written for a general audience, and not exceed 250 words.)
    • Dissertation Title (not to exceed 50 words)
  4. Dissertation Progress
    • Estimate how much of your dissertation you have already drafted (percentage complete).
    • Has your completed writing been approved by your advisor and/or committee?
  5. What are your goals for dissertation writing camp, and why do you want to participate? Please be specific.
  6. What writing topics are you interested in discussing or learning more about at dissertation writing camp?
  7. Have you participated in any of the following Writing Center Programs?
  8. Have you applied to Dissertation Writing Camp in the past?
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