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2020/2021 AADS Dissertation Fellowship

African & African Diaspora Studies Program, Boston College

Job category Graduate fellowship / Fixed term
AOS Any topic within African and/or African Diaspora Studies
AOC Open
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Location Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, United States
Start date September 2020
Job description

2020/2021 AADS Dissertation Fellowship

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 2020/2021 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 be compensated for teaching the course with a taxable service stipend.

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 25 page MAXIMUM writing sample, 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.

APPLICATION PROCESS
Submit all application materials – including letters of recommendation – by Wednesday, 8 January 2020 at 11:59 pm Eastern Standard Time (EST) via Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/69760


Boston College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, nation origin, disability, protected veteran status, or other legally protected 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
Instructions
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 25 page MAXIMUM writing sample, 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.
Web address to apply https://apply.interfolio.com/69760
Hard deadline January 8, 2020, 11:59pm EST
Contact
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
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Scheduled expiry date January 8, 2020, 11:59pm EST
Last updated October 21, 2019, 4:01pm EST
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