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AADS Dissertation Fellowship at Boston College in USA 2021

Boston College and Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences in the United States is welcoming applications for the AADS Dissertation Fellowship Programme (African & African Diaspora Studies) in 2021.

The Morrissey College provides undergraduate and graduate programs in the social sciences, humanities, and natural sciences. Candidates come out ready to thrive in a wide range of careers and ready to function as capable and passionate leaders, operating as a leaven for good in communities all over the world. As the oldest and biggest unit of Boston College, the Morrissey College exemplifies the Jesuit, Catholic devotion to depth of inquiry, academic distinction, and educating the whole person through a determinative engagement with the liberal arts.

Candidates working in any field in the Social Sciences or Humanities, with projects concentrating on any topic within African and/or African Diaspora Studies, are qualified to put in for the fellowship. They are looking for candidates pursuing pioneering, preferably interdisciplinary, projects in discourse with critical matters and trends within the discipline.

The African and African Diaspora Studies Program at Boston College, initially labelled the Black Studies Program, commenced in 1969-1970 together with BC’s “Black Talent Program,” two parts of an aim to entice talented Black scholars from all over the country to study at the university.

This program was a straight response to Father General Pedro Arrupe’s 1968 “Inter-Racial Apostolate” letter to Jesuit Colleges and universities and a result of deliberations that begun in 1967 between then BC President Michael Walsh, S.J. and Boston community heads Mel King and Bryant Rollins.

The chosen fellow will gain complete access to BC’s seven libraries and also several rare book and manuscript collections. Of special interest is the Nicholas M. Williams Caribbeana Collection, comprising of materials from and concerning Africa, Jamaica, and the British West Indies. The chosen fellow can also gain from the Apprenticeship in College Teaching and Dissertation Bootcamp programs—both of which are entirely voluntary—and also events and installations funded by programs in American Studies, International Studies, Islamic Civilization and Societies, Asian American Studies, and the globally famous McMullen Museum.

Worth of AADS Dissertation Fellowship

The AADS Dissertation Fellowship comprises;

  • A $30,000 allowance; access to highly subsidized health insurance via Boston College;
  • a $1,500 research budget;
  • a $3,000 moving cost allocation, and a completely equipped, shared an office.
  • The fellow has to stay in residence for the 9-month academic session, deliver one public lecture, and teach one seminar event.
  • The chosen fellow will also be paid for teaching the course with a taxable service allowance.

Eligibility for AADS Dissertation Fellowship

  • Candidates working in any field in the Social Sciences or Humanities, with projects concentrating on any topic in African and/or African Diaspora Studies, are qualified to apply.
  • They seek candidates pursuing pioneering, preferably interdisciplinary, projects in discourse with crucial matters and trends within the discipline.

How to Apply for AADS Dissertation Fellowship

Applications for the AADS Dissertation Fellowship have to include:

  • A 3000-word project plan that comprises a plan for conclusion and description of how this fellowship program will assist the candidate in achieving future professional objectives,
  • A 25-page MAXIMUM writing sample,
  • A CV, and
  • Three recommendation letters, one of which has to be from the dissertation supervisor. Qualified candidates have to be ABD by the beginning of the fellowship year.
  • Submit all application materials – with letters of recommendation by the closing date

Application Deadline

Hand in all application materials – with recommendation letters – by Wednesday, 6 January 2021 at 11:59 pm Eastern Standard Time (EST) through Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/79098

Boston College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and does not differentiate based on any lawfully protected category comprising disability and protected veteran status. To learn more about how BC supports diversity and inclusion all through the university, please go to the Office for Institutional Diversity at http://www.bc.edu/offices/diversity.

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