AADS Dissertation Fellowship at Boston College, USA

African & African Diaspora Studies Program (AADS) is proudly offer a fellowship of AADS Dissertation Fellowship. This fellowship is specially targeted to those who plan to do research focused on African and/or African Diaspora Studies. The successful fellows will receive $30,000 stipend plus other interesting benefits. This year, 2017, the application deadline is 15 January 2017.

Fellowship Description
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.

Award Value
The successful fellows may expect to receive a $30,000 stipend; access to highly subsidized health insurance through Boston College; a $1,500 research budget; and a fully equipped, shared office. Additional benefits may also be given, please visit the link below for further information.

Level and Area of Studies
Research in Social Sciences or Humanities, with projects focusing on any topic within African and/or African Diaspora Studies.

Place of Study
In the United States of America

Eligibility and Criteria
In order to be considered, 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’ Nationality
U.S and overseas students are welcome to apply.

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Application Instruction
To apply this fellowship, all of the eligible candidates must provide all of the compulsory documents as follow:

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

Submission Deadline
15 January 2017.

Website and Application Link

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