Niche College Scholarship

Frederick Douglass Institute Postdoctoral Fellowship Program at the University of Rochester

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Scholarship Description

The University of Rochester's Postdoctoral Fellowship is awarded to scholars who hold a Ph.D. degree in a field that contributes to African and African-American Studies. Applicants for the academic year must have their PhD in hand before the fellowship begins in September. The application is due no later than mid-December and the fellowship awards will be announced in early March. The position carries a stipend for one year, with the possibility of one year of renewal, and a fund for research-related activities during the year.

As part of your application, please include the following: Cover letter that describes your research and how it relates to the yearly theme, and a specific goal for the fellowship year and teaching experience and a brief description of a proposed course you would offer (100- or 200-level undergraduate elective in African and African American Studies). Applicants must submit a writing sample related to the theme of anti-Blackness as well as a curriculum vitae. Three letters of recommendation that comment upon the value and feasibility of the work proposed are also required. Scholarship Search