Application Deadline is Dec. 1 for Woodson Institute Fellowships

November 23, 2009

November 23, 2009 — The Carter G. Woodson Institute for African-American and African Studies at the University of Virginia offers graduate fellowships for scholars whose work focuses on Africa and/or the African Diaspora.

The deadline for applying for the two-year, residential positions is Dec. 1. Four fellowships are designated for pre-doctoral students and two for post-doctoral scholars. The fellowships begin Aug. 25, 2010 and end Aug. 24, 2012.

The Woodson Fellows are a diverse group of young scholars from different disciplines in the humanities and social sciences who work on a wide array of topics in African-American and African studies and related fields.

The post-doctoral fellowship includes research and teaching one course per year in the African-American and African Studies program.

The pre-doctoral fellowships are designed to assist scholars with the writing of dissertations and manuscripts, providing them ample opportunity to discuss and exchange works with the intellectual community at U.Va.

Woodson Fellows are expected to participate in the institute's series of workshops, held twice monthly, and to make at least one formal presentation of their work to the University community.

To apply, visit the Woodson Web site and follow the link for each fellowship to get detailed directions. Letters of reference should be mailed to: Selection Committee, Residential Research Fellowships, The Carter G. Woodson Institute, 108 Minor Hall, PO Box 400162, Charlottesville, VA 22904

About the Carter G. Woodson Institute for African-American and African Studies

Named for native Virginian Carter Godwin Woodson – the second African-American to earn a Ph.D. in history from Harvard – the institute is fulfilling its mission not only to enhance the teaching of African and African-American studies at U.Va., but also to sustain a research center that makes important contributions to scholarship.

The institute, an interdisciplinary teaching and research center, was established in 1981 to develop a larger cadre of scholars in the field and to aid minority recruitment at the University.

Since its founding, the institute has sponsored more than 130 fellows, whose work has been published by university presses and academic journals.

— By Anne Bromley