Each academic year, the Department of Black Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara invites applications for two dissertation scholar fellowships.


Applicants must be advanced to candidacy at an accredited university. International applicants are welcome to apply. UCSB seek Dissertation Scholars working in Interdisciplinary, Social Science, Humanities, and STEM disciplines whose research focus is specifically situated within Black Studies

Award Terms

The fellowship begins fall quarter of the academic year and scholars are required to be in residence the entire fellowship period, during which time scholars are expected to complete their dissertation. The fellowship grant is $42,000. Dissertation scholars will teach one undergraduate course and present one public lecture. The Department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service.

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