Boston College AADS Dissertation Fellowship in USA, 2015-2016

Boston College’s African & African Diaspora Studies Program (AADS) invites applications for its dissertation fellowship. Fellowship is available in any discipline in the Social Sciences or Humanities, with projects focusing on any topic within African and/or African Diaspora Studies. Eligible applicants must be ABD by the start of the fellowship year. The fellow must remain in residence for the 9-month academic year, deliver one public lecture, and teach one seminar course. The application deadline is 31 January 2015.. 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. They seek applicants pursuing innovative, preferably interdisciplinary, projects in dialogue with critical issues and trends within the field.. Fellowships is awarded for conducting research.
The research areas of this scholarship are: Fellowship is available in any discipline in the Social Sciences or Humanities, with projects focusing on any topic within African and/or African Diaspora Studies.
Who can apply to this scholarship? 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 encouraged to apply.
Benefits of the scholarship: This 2015/2016 fellowship includes a $30,000 stipend; access to highly subsidized health insurance through Boston College; a $1,500 research budget; and a fully equipped, shared office. The successful applicant will have full access to BC’s seven libraries as well as several rare books 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 BC’s newly founded Institute for the Liberal Arts, as well as events and installations sponsored by programs in International Studies, American Studies, Asian American Studies, Islamic Civilization and Societies, as well as the internationally renowned McMullen Museum.
More information about the fellowship:
Duration: The fellow must remain in residence for the 9-month academic year, deliver one public lecture, and teach one seminar course.
Number of scholarships: Not Known

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