AADS Dissertation Fellowship at Boston College in the USA:

Applications are invited for the AADS Dissertation Fellowship at Boston College in the USA, 2020. This fellowship is open to talented Africans from all over the world to study a PhD program at Boston College. Fellows must remain in residence for the 9-month academic year, deliver one public lecture, and teach one seminar course.

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. Applicants pursuing innovative, preferably interdisciplinary, projects in dialogue with critical issues and trends within the field are sought for.

Fellows 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. Fellows 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.

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  • 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.
  • Fellows will also be compensated for teaching the course with a taxable service stipend.

Documents Required:

  • A 3000-word project proposal: This should include a plan for completion and description of how this fellowship will assist applicants in achieving future professional goals.
  • A maximum of 25-page writing sample.
  • A CV/Resume.
  • (3) three letters of recommendation: one of which must be from the dissertation advisor.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Applicants must be currently enrolled in a PhD Program and be ABD by the start of the fellowship year.
  • US Citizens, Permanent Residents and International Students are encouraged to apply.
  • Applicants studying in any discipline in Social Sciences or Humanities with projects focusing on any topic within Africa and/or African diaspora studies are eligible to apply.

Application Deadline:

Wednesday, 6th January 2021 at 11:59 pm Eastern Standard Time (EST).

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Application Process:

Interested applicants should visit the official link below for more information and apply:

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