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Cherise Smith, Ph.D, Director JES A232A, Mailcode D7200, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-471-1784

Black Studies Fellowships Information

Black Studies Dissertation Research Fellowship 2012-2013

Application Deadline: January 15, 2012

The African and African Diaspora Studies (AADS) Department and the John L. Warfield Center for African and African American Studies (WCAAAS) at The University of Texas at Austin invite applications for a Research (pre-doctoral) fellowship for the academic year 2012-13. Scholars completing dissertations in the humanities and social sciences on the Black experience may apply. The thematic focus for this year's fellowship is "Activist Research," defined as a scholarly project that advances knowledge on questions of social justice as they pertain to communities of African descent. Scholars whose dissertations focus on social justice history, theory and methods or whose research is conducted in collaboration with community-based partners (organizations, coalitions, etc.) working on social justice matters are strongly encouraged to apply.

During the fellowship, the Research Fellow will be expected to work toward the completion of his or her dissertation, give at least one public presentation on his or her work, provide at least two guest lectures in a Community Internship course (undergraduate), and serve on a committee tasked with developing a Community Engagement Plan for the department.  The Research Fellow will submit a report on his or her activities at the end of the year to the WCAAAS Director.

Applicants must be advanced to candidacy at an accredited university.

This appointment is for the 2012-2013 academic year (September 1, 2012 - August 31, 2013) and carries a stipend of $40,000 plus medical benefits.  The Research Fellow is obligated to be in residence in Austin during the entire 2012-2013 academic year. The fellow will receive a moving allowance, research funds, shared office space, and logistical office support.

Completed applications must include:

-Curriculum Vitae

-Cover letter

-Detailed description of dissertation project

-Short sample of scholarly writing (approximately 20 pages)

-Three (3) letters of reference, including one from the dissertation advisor.

All applications must be submitted as e-documents to: applicants@austin.utexas.edu. The items should be submitted as a single PDF file in the order mentioned above. The name of the file must be the applicant's name followed by the words "dissertation fellowship app" (e.g. John Doe Dissertation Fellowship App.pdf). The subject line of the email should be the applicant's name in all capital letters and "Dissertation Fellowship." For example, "JOHN DOE Dissertation Fellowship."

Three letters of reference should be sent from the recommenders directly to applicants@austin.utexas.edu. In the subject line of the email, the recommender should write the applicant's name in all capital letters and "Recommendation." For example, "JOHN DOE Recommendation."

Questions regarding the Black Studies Dissertation Research Fellowship can be directed to Eric Tang, Assistant Professor of AADS: erictang@mail.utexas.edu

Black Studies Postdoctoral Fellowship 2012-2013

Application Deadline January 15, 2012

The African and African Diaspora Studies (AADS) Department and the John L. Warfield Center for African and African American Studies (WCAAAS) at The University of Texas at Austin are pleased to announce a one year postdoctoral fellowship in humanities and social science research pertaining to Black experiences. Scholars specializing in Africa, U.S.-based African American topics, and Black experiences in other parts of the globe (i.e. the African Diaspora) are encouraged to apply. The field of specialization is open. The fellowship is open to junior scholars who have received their Ph.D. no earlier than June 30, 2008 and no later than June 30, 2012. This appointment is for the 2012-2013 academic year (September 1, 2012 – August 31, 2013) and carries a stipend of $50,000 plus medical benefits.  The Fellow is obligated to be in residence in Austin during the entire 2012-2013 academic year and will receive a moving allowance, research funds, shared office space, and logistical office support.

Depending upon the successful applicant’s field, efforts will be made to pair the scholar with an appropriate senior faculty mentor affiliated with AADS. The Fellow will pursue his/her own research, teach one undergraduate course in either the Fall or Spring semester in his/her area of specialty, give a public presentation, and submit a report on his/her activities at the end of the year to the WCAAAS Director

Completed applications must include:

·  Curriculum Vitae

·  Cover Letter

·  Short sample of scholarly writing (such as a manuscript chapter or article)

·  Project proposal

·  Three (3) letters of reference

Note: Project proposals should clearly discuss the applicant’s plans for the fellowship year, as well as his/her research. The proposal should not exceed five (5) double-spaced pages.

All applications must be submitted as e-documents to:applicants@austin.utexas.edu. The items should be submitted as a single PDF file in the order listed above. The name of the file must be the applicant’s name followed by the words “postdoc app” (e.g. John Doe Postdoc App.pdf). The subject line of the email should be the applicant’s name in all capital letters and “Postdoc Application.” For example, “JOHN DOE Postdoc Application.”

Three letters of reference should be sent from the recommenders directly to applicants@austin.utexas.edu. In the subject line of the email, the recommender should write the applicant’s name in all capital letters and “Recommendation.” For example, “JOHN DOE Recommendation.

Questions regarding the Postdoctoral Fellowship can be directed to Frank Guridy, WCAAAS Director and Associate Professor of History and AADS: fguridy@mail.utexas.edu




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