An academic genealogy may be traced based on student's doctoral advisors, going up and down the lines of academic "descent" in a manner analogous to a traditional genealogy .
No grants for any of the foregoing are made directly to individuals, but only to colleges and universities or other qualified nonprofit institutions. Please see "How to Apply," for further information. Proposals and inquiries regarding application procedures and submission deadlines should be addressed to the Foundation office.
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T he complete list of eligible fields of study supported at the dissertation level of the fellowship program is available here: Eligible Fields of Study List .
Individuals enrolled in the following practice-oriented programs will not be supported: administration, audiology, business, consumer studies, curriculum development, human resource management, exercise physiology, filmmaking, fine arts, guidance, kinesiology, leadership, library and information science, management, nursing, occupational health, performing arts, personnel, physical education, physical therapy, public health, rehabilitation science, social welfare, social work, speech pathology, and teacher education. In addition, awards will not be made for work leading to terminal master’s degrees, the . degree, the degrees of Doctor of Fine Arts (.) or Doctor of Psychology (.), or professional degrees in such areas as medicine, law, and public health, or for study in joint degree programs such as the ./., ./., and ./. This program does not support the . portion of a dual-degree program. Interdisciplinary areas of study that have major content in ineligible fields listed above will not be included in the competition.
A document that presents the author's research and findings and is submitted in support of candidature for a degree or professional qualification is called dissertation or thesis. The term "thesis" is usually used for . (doctoral) or . level degree in UK.