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New AADS pre-doctoral and postdoctoral fellowships

Posted: February 23, 2011

The African and African Diaspora Studies Department is pleased to invite applications for pre-doctoral and postdoctoral fellowships: 

AADS Postdoctoral Fellowship 2011-2012: African and African Diaspora Studies Department at the University of Texas at Austin.

Application Deadline: March 15, 2011.

The African and African Diaspora Studies Department (AADS) at the University of Texas at Austin is pleased to announce a one year postdoctoral fellowship in humanities and social science research pertaining to the Black experience. Scholars specializing on Africa, U.S.-based African American topics, and the Black experience 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, 2006. This appointment is for the 2011-2012 academic year (September 1, 2011 – May 31, 2012) and carries a stipend of $50,000 plus medical benefits.  Fellows are obligated to be in residence in Austin during the entire 2011-2012 year. The fellow will receive a moving allowance, 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 their area of specialty, give a public presentation, and submit a report on their activities at the end of the year to the AADS Chair.

Completed applications must include:

·  Cover letter,

·  Curriculum Vitae,

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

·  Project proposal, and

·  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

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


AADS Dissertation Fellowship 2011-2012: African and African Diaspora Studies Department at the University of Texas at Austin. 

Application Deadline: March 15, 2011 

The African and African Diaspora Studies Department at the University of Texas at Austin invites applications for a pre-doctoral fellowship for the academic year 2011-2012. Scholars completing dissertations on Africa, U.S.-based African American topics, and the Black experience in other parts of the globe (i.e. the African Diaspora) are encouraged to apply. The use of the archival materials available in various UT collections is also encouraged (e.g., the Benson Latin American Library, the Harry Ranson Center).  Applicants must be advanced to candidacy at an accredited university. 

Aside from working on the completion of their dissertation, the fellow will teach one undergraduate course in either the Fall or Spring semester in their area of specialty, give a public presentation, and submit a report on their activities at the end of the year to the AADS Chair.

This appointment is for the 2011-2012 academic year (September 1, 2011 – May 31, 2012) and carries a stipend of $40,000 plus medical benefits.  Fellows are obligated to be in residence in Austin during the entire 2011-2012 year. The fellow will receive a moving allowance, office space and logistical office support.

Completed applications must include:

Cover letter,

Curriculum Vitae,

Detailed description of dissertation project (5 double-spaced pages)

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 

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

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