Scholars working in any discipline in the Humanities or Social Sciences with projects focusing on any topic within African and/or African Diaspora Studies are eligible.
Boston College seeks applicants pursuing innovative, preferably comparative, projects in dialogue with critical issues and trends within the field.
This fellowship includes a $30,000 stipend, health insurance, a $1,500 research budget, and a fully equipped office.
The fellow must remain in residence for the 9-month academic year, deliver one public lecture, and teach one seminar course.
The successful applicant will have full access to BC’s seven libraries as well as several rare books and manuscripts 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 sponsored by programs/installations in International Studies, American Studies, Asian American Studies, Middle East Studies, Islamic Civilization and Societies, as well as the internationally renowned McMullen Museum.
Applications must include the following:
1) 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,
2) a 25 page MAXIMUM writing sample,
3) a CV, and
4) three letters of recommendation,
Eligible applicants must complete all requirements for the PhD, aside from the dissertation, by the start of the fellowship year.
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 from historically underrepresented groups and individuals with disabilities, and covered veterans.