Chestnut Hill, MA, USA

Program

Education

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Details

Boston College’s African & African Diaspora Studies Program (AADS) is seeking applicants working in any discipline in the Social Sciences or Humanities, with projects focusing on any topic within African and/or African Diaspora Studies to join its dissertation fellowship competition.
 

This 2020/2021 fellowship includes a $30,000 stipend; access to highly subsidised 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 Civilisation and Societies, and the internationally renowned McMullen Museum.

Criteria

Eligible applicants must be currently enrolled in a PhD Program and be ABD by the start of the fellowship year.

How to Apply:
Submit all application materials – including letters of recommendation – by Wednesday, 8 January 2020 at 11:59 pm Eastern Standard Time (EST).

Applications must include:

  • a 3000 word project proposal that includes a plan for completion and description of how this fellowship will assist applicant in achieving future professional goals;
  • a 25 page MAXIMUM writing sample
  • a CV
  • three letters of recommendation, one of which must be from the dissertation advisor.

US Citizens, Permanent Residents and International Students are encouraged to apply.

Benefits

This 2020/2021 fellowship includes:

  • a $30,000 stipend
  • access to highly subsidised health insurance through Boston College
  • a $1,500 research budget
  • a $3,000 moving expense allotment, and a fully equipped, shared office.
  • full access to BC’s seven libraries as well as several rare book and manuscript collections.

In addition, 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.

About Boston College

Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university that strives to integrate research excellence with a foundational commitment to formative liberal arts education. Its Office for Institutional Diversity supports the mission of the University by promoting a culture that embraces diversity and inclusion for all members of the Boston College community thus, they organize and sponsor a number of programs connected to our mission of advancing and sustaining an organizational culture and climate that fully welcomes diversity and inclusiveness for all members of the Boston College community.