Du Bois-Mandela-Rodney Postdoctoral Fellowship at University of Michigan 2020/2021

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The Department of Afroamerican and African Studies (DAAS) at the University of Michigan invites applications for the Du Bois-Mandela-Rodney Postdoctoral Fellowship Program from scholars working on Africa or the African diaspora.

Application Deadline: 1st November 2019 at 5:00 PM eastern standard time. 

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Eligible Countries: International

To be Taken at (Country): Ann Arbor Campus, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA

Type: Research, Fellowship

Eligibility: Candidates must have a Ph.D. in hand from an institution other than the University of Michigan and be no more than five years beyond the completion of their degree. That is, for the 2020-2021 academic year, applicants are required to have earned a Ph.D. no earlier than January 1, 2015 and no later than August 31, 2020.

Selection Criteria: Consideration will be given to all disciplines including the humanities, social sciences and in some cases law, business, urban planning and other professional schools. Scholars from or who study the Gullah speaking Sea islands, Cape Verde islands, the Anglophone Caribbean, the Canary Islands, and Madagascar and/or other less studied areas are especially encouraged to apply.

Number of Awards: Not specified

Value of Award:

  • This is a residential fellowship for the 2020-2021 academic year. The fellowship package is worth $51,000 plus health insurance coverage. Included in the package is a stipend of $48,000. Health benefits, plus a total of $ 3,000 for research and scholarly travel expenses are also included.
  • Successful candidates can expect to maintain affiliation with DAAS as well as departments and research institutes that relate to their projects. Fellows will be expected to conduct a DAAS work-in-progress seminar on their research during one of the semesters in residence in the form of a five or six-week “mini-course” as well as to be a presenter in at least one colloquium during the academic year. The mini-course should be designed to expose a small group of upper-level undergraduates and graduate students to new, specialized, and advanced research topics in Afroamerican and African Studies.

Duration of Award: 1 year

How to Apply: Apply Now

  • It is important to go through all application requirements in the Award Webpage (see Link below) before applying.

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