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2022/2023 AADS Dissertation Fellowship

African and African Diaspora Studies Program, Boston College

Job category Graduate fellowship / Fixed term
AOS Open
AOC Open
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Location Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, United States
Start date September 2022
Job description

AADS Dissertation Fellowship

DEADLINE: 10 January 2022 at 11:59 pm Eastern Standard Time (EST)


Boston College’s African & African Diaspora Studies Program (AADS) announces its dissertation fellowship competition.  Scholars working in any discipline in the Social Sciences or Humanities, with projects focusing on any topic within African and/or African Diaspora Studies, are eligible to apply.  We seek applicants pursuing innovative, preferably interdisciplinary, projects in dialogue with critical issues and trends within the field.

This 2022/2023 fellowship includes a $30,000 stipend; access to highly subsidized health insurance through Boston College; a $1,500 research budget; a $3,000 moving expense allotment; and a fully equipped, shared office.  The fellow must remain in residence for the 9-month academic year, deliver one public lecture, and teach one seminar course. The fellow will also receive compensation for teaching the course. The fellow is expected to attend AADS lectures and works-in-progress sessions and generally be a part of the intellectual life of the program.

The fellow will have full access to BC’s seven libraries as well as several rare book and manuscript collections.  Of particular interest is the Nicholas M. Williams Caribbeana Collection, consisting of materials from and about Africa, Jamaica, and the British West Indies.  The fellow can also benefit from the Apprenticeship in College Teaching and Dissertation Bootcamp programs—both of which are completely voluntary—as well as events and installations sponsored by programs in International Studies, American Studies, Asian American Studies, Islamic Civilization and Societies, and the internationally renowned McMullen Museum.

Applications must include: 1) a 3000-word project proposal that includes a plan for completion and description of how this fellowship will assist the applicant in achieving future professional goals, 2) a writing sample of no more than 25 pages, 3) a CV, and 4) three letters of recommendation, one of which must be from the dissertation advisor.  Eligible applicants must be ABD by the start of the fellowship year.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university that strives to integrate research excellence with a foundational commitment to formative liberal arts education. We encourage applications from candidates who are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic community. Boston College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any legally protected category including disability and protected veteran status. To learn more about how BC supports diversity and inclusion throughout the university please visit the Office for Institutional Diversity at http://www.bc.edu/offices/diversity.

How to apply
Application type Online
Submit all application materials – including letters of recommendation – by Monday, 10 January 2022 at 11:59 pm Eastern Standard Time (EST) via Interfolio at apply.interfolio.com/96035.
Web address to apply https://apply.interfolio.com/96035
Hard deadline January 10, 2022, 11:59pm EST
Web address for more information https://www.bc.edu/content/bc-web/schools/mcas/sit...
Contact name Richard Paul
Contact email
Contact phone 617-552-3238
Time created October 20, 2021, 9:35pm UTC
Scheduled expiry date January 10, 2022, 11:59pm EST
Last updated October 20, 2021, 9:35pm UTC
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