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Dissertation Fellowship 2020 in Boston College, United States

Dissertation Fellowship 2020 in Boston College, United States

Country: USA
City: Boston
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Boston College  African & African Diaspora Studies Program (AADS) invities candidates to apply for dissertation fellowship competition. Students working in any discipline in the Social Sciences or Humanities can be a part of it. Moreover, candidates with projects focusing on any topic within African and/or African Diaspora Studies, are eligible to apply. Organizers is looking for applicants pursuing innovative, preferably interdisciplinary, projects in dialogue with critical issues and trends within the field.


The fellow will live in residence for the 9-month academic year, deliver one public lecture, and teach one seminar course. The fellow will also be paid for teaching the course with a taxable service stipend. In addition to that, the appointee will receive the following funding

  • Stipend of $30,000 as well as access to highly subsidized health insurance through Boston College.
  • Research budget of $1,500.
  • Furthermore, $3,000 moving expense allotment, and a fully equipped, shared office.

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. In addition to that, she 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.


Candidates must have the following qualification to be eligible for Dissertation Fellowship 2020 in Boston College

  • Eligible 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 eligible to apply.

Application Instructions

Interested candidates submit all application materials – including letters of recommendation – by Wednesday, 8 January 2020 at 11:59 pm Eastern Standard Time (EST) via Interfolio.
Candidates must attach following things along with the application

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

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Type of Opportunity Scholarships and Fellowships
Deadline08 January,2020
Open toAll
OrganizerBoston College



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