W. E. B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research Fellowship Program 2018-2019, USA

Harvard University


Deadline:

January 17, 2019


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Fellowship Program

The Fellowship Program is at the heart of the activities of the W. E. B. Du Bois Research Institute. Started in 1975 as the W. E. B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research, the Institute has annually appointed scholars who conduct individual research for a period of one to two semesters in a wide variety of fields related to African and African American Studies. With a record of supporting more than 300 Fellows since its founding, the Institute has arguably done more in its short existence to ensure the scholarly development of African and African American Studies than any other pre-doctoral or post-doctoral program in the United States.

Advancing Equity Through Research Fellowship

Advancing Equity Through Research Fellowship (formerly the Research on Women and Girls of Color Fellowship)
This fellowship is part of the Collaborative to Advance Equity Through Research. Founded by Melissa Harris-Perry, the Collaborative is a voluntary affiliation of institutions in the United States committed duly to taking meaningful action to support and improve research addressing the lives of women and girls of color, and to expanding research opportunities for women of color.

Afro-Latin American Research Institute Fellowship

This fellowship supports research in the field of Afro-Latin American studies.

Dorothy Porter & Charles Harris Wesley Fellowship

This fellowship is designed to support doctoral candidates as they complete their dissertations.

Genevieve McMillan-Reba Stewart Fellowship

Supported by a generous gift from Ms. Genevieve McMillan, this fellowship is intended to bring an established scholar to pursue work in the art of the African diaspora.

Hutchins Fellowship

Established by Glenn Hutchins, this funded fellowship is designed to bring a distinguished figure in the field of African and African American Studies to the W. E. B. Du Bois Research Institute at the Hutchins Center.

J. M. D. Manyika Fellowship

Established by James M. Manyika, this fellowship brings promising scholars and artists with exceptional creativity from Zimbabwe or its diaspora who address any of the subjects of African literature, art and science, or issues related to Africans in the global diaspora. The fellowship may also be awarded to scholars and artists from other countries in Southern Africa.

Mandela Mellon Fellowship

With funds from The Andrew A. Mellon Foundation, the W. E. B. Du Bois Institute and the University of Cape Town established the Mandela Fellowship Program. This program aims to serve as a means for scholars in South Africa to be released from the pressing demands of higher education in that country, allowing them the needed time and space for research and engagement with a larger community of scholars. In order to qualify as a Visiting Mandela Fellow, scholars must be presently based at the University of Cape Town.

Mark Claster Mamolen Fellowship

Established in honor of friend and National Advisory Board Member, the late Mark Mamolen, this fellowship brings scholars in the field of Afro-Latin American Studies to the Du Bois Research Institute.

Nasir Jones Hiphop Fellowship

The fellowship program is at the heart of the activities and mission of the Hiphop Archive & Research Institute. Named in honor of the rap artist Nas, Nasir Jones Hiphop Fellowships fund scholars and artists who demonstrate exceptional scholarship and creativity in the arts in connection with Hiphop. Annual or semi-annual fellowships are intended to further the development of Hiphop scholars and artists and to support research or creative projects in any of the arts. Consistent with the motto of the Archive to build, respect and represent, the Archive seeks projects designed to build on the rich and complex Hiphop tradition, to respect the tradition through historically grounded and contextualized critical insights, and, most importantly, to represent individual creative and/or intellectually rigorous contributions to Hiphop and its discourse through personal projects. Personal projects of Nas Fellows may be manuscript projects, performance pieces, album work, curriculum planning, primary archival research, seminar teaching, and exhibition preparation, among other possibilities.

Richard D. Cohen Fellowship

Established by Richard D. Cohen, this fellowship is designed to bring a distinguished scholar of African and African American art history to the W. E. B. Du Bois Research Institute at the Hutchins Center.

Sheila Biddle Ford Foundation Fellowship

This fellowship is intended to bring emerging as well as established scholars of African and African American Studies to the W. E. B. Du Bois Research Institute at the Hutchins Center.

W. E. B. Du Bois Fellowships 

W. E. B. Du Bois Fellowships 
This fellowship is intended to bring emerging as well as established scholars, writers, and artists to the W. E. B. Du Bois Research Institute at the Hutchins Center.

How to Apply

The Hutchins Center community is rich in programming and opportunities to network with scholars engaged in African and African American research. We ask Fellows to reside in the Cambridge-Boston area during the term of their appointments and to take maximum advantage of their office spaces in the Du Bois Research Institute. Additionally, we expect them to participate fully in the orientation activities, the weekly fellows colloquium series at which fellows present their work in progress, fellows workshops which are forums for in-depth explorations of aspects of their current projects, and the occasional social hour.

We also encourage Fellows to make frequent appearances at major Hutchins Center events which are centered on lecture series or panel discussions and sometimes supplemented with social functions. These occasions provide scope to interact with other fellows, faculty, and scholars at Harvard University and other institutions.

The Fellows Program, the oldest of the Du Bois Research Institute’s activities, invites up to twenty scholars to be in residence each year, reflecting the interdisciplinary breadth of African and African American Studies. The Institute has appointed Fellows since its founding in 1975 and supports research at both the predoctoral and postdoctoral levels.

Du Bois Research Institute Fellows are truly international, including scholars from Africa, Asia, Europe, and Latin America.

The fellowship program has supported more than 300 alumni, many of whom are now major figures in the field, and include Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham (Harvard University), Nobel Prize winner Wole Soyinka, Deborah Willis (NYU), Carla Kaplan (Northeastern), David Blight (Yale), Darlene Clark-Hine (Northwestern), Louis Wilson (Smith College), Stephen Tuck (Oxford), Omar Wasow (Princeton,) Thomas Cripps (Morgan State), the late Nellie McKay, Arnold Rampersad (Stanford), and Cornel West (Princeton). Numerous scholars who came to the Institute as junior faculty members are now tenured members of African American Studies and other departments in the United States, Europe, Latin America, and several African countries.

Our fellows also enjoy the company of other fellows and scholars from the Harvard community, including the Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History, the Global History Seminar, and the Nieman Foundation for Journalism. Many of our fellows build strong bonds with faculty and graduate students in the Department of African and African American Studies. The aim of the fellowship program is to provide a vibrant environment in which to write, study, collaborate, and thrive.

Resident Fellowships at the W. E. B. Du Bois Research Institute are frequently funded and include the following privileges:

  • A Harvard University ID card which provides access to all University libraries and other University facilities.
  • A Harvard University email account and use of a computer with access to Internet resources, including the Harvard On-Line Library Information System.
  • An office space with full support and supplies.

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