The African & African Diaspora Studies Program (AADS) at Boston College run an annual dissertation fellowship competition. Scholars working in any discipline in the Social Sciences or Humanities, with projects focusing on any topic within African and/or African Diaspora Studies, are eligible to apply.

Award Terms

The fellow must remain in residence for the 9-month academic year, deliver one research presentation, and teach one seminar course. The fellow will also receive compensation for teaching the course. The fellow is expected to attend AADS lectures and works-in-progress sessions and generally be a part of the intellectual life of the program. While in residence, the fellow will have full access to BC’s seven libraries as well as several rare book and manuscript collections including the Nicholas M. Williams Caribbeana Collection, consisting of materials from and about Africa, Jamaica, and the British West Indies.

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