Dissertation Writing Camp

group photo of Jan. 2023 dissertation writing campers

The UW–Madison Writing Center and the UW–Madison Graduate School sponsor two Dissertation Writing Camps in winter and spring. Acceptance in the program is competitive, and participation is limited to 20 dissertators per camp.

Facilitated by senior Writing Center staff, this week-long camp provides participants with intensive, focused time to write and revise their dissertation chapters in a supportive atmosphere alongside other writers. Those selected to participate have multiple opportunities to share writing goals, experiment with various writing strategies, and receive feedback on their work. ​

Camp 1: Jan. 8-12, 2024
Modality: In person at the Writing Center
Applications closed. The deadline to apply is Wednesday, November 15, 2023.

Camp 2: May 20 – 24, 2024
Modality: In person at the Writing Center in Helen C. White Hall.

Application for the May 2024 Dissertation Writing Camp are open. Apply online. Deadline to apply is Monday, April 1, 2024.

For more information on dissertation writing camps and additional support for dissertators, please visit the Graduate School’s web page on “Dissertation Help.”