Boston College’s African & African Diaspora Studies Program (AADS) invites scholars working in any discipline in the Social Sciences or Humanities, with projects focusing on any topic within African and/or African Diaspora Studies, to apply for our dissertation fellowship. We seek applicants pursuing innovative, preferably interdisciplinary, projects in dialogue with critical issues and trends within the field.
The successful applicant will have full access to all libraries as well as several rare books and manuscripts collections; of particular interest is the Nicholas M. Williams/Caribbeana Collection. The fellow can also benefit from programs sponsored by the Institute for the Liberal Arts; International Studies, American Studies, and Middle East Studies Programs; as well as the internationally renowned McMullen Museum.
Money Matters
This fellowship includes a $30,060 stipend, health insurance, a $1,500 research budget, and a shared office. The fellow must remain in residence for the academic year, deliver one public lecture, and teach one seminar course.
Application checklist
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, 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.

How to Apply
Submit applications either electronically to [email protected] or postmarked by regular mail to
Chair, AADS Fellowship Committee,
AADS, Boston College,
301 Lyons Hall, 1
40 Commonwealth Avenue
Chestnut Hill, MA, 02467-3806.
Boston College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer dedicated to building a culturally diverse faculty and a multicultural environment. We strongly encourage applications from women, individuals with disabilities, and covered veterans.
Deadline: Friday, February 3, 2012.
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