The Frederick Douglass Institute for African and African-American Studies (FDI) at the University of Rochester brings together scholars working in the humanities and social sciences in the area of Africa and the African diasporas. Its mission is to further undergraduate and graduate education, faculty research, and intellectual exchange within the University community. FDI sponsors two residential fellowships annually to help support that mission.
The Postdoctoral Fellowships are awarded to scholars who hold a Ph.D. degree in a field that contributes to African and African-American Studies. It carries an annual stipend of $40,000 and a $3,000 fund for research-related activities. Fellows will participate in the intellectual life of the Institute, pursue his or her own scholarship, and teach one course in his or her area of specialization. Fellows would have the opportunity to present their work at the Susan B. Anthony for Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies, the Humanities Center, and the FDI Work-in-Progress Seminar Series. Applicants for must have the PhD in hand by the start of the fellowship.