Fellowships and Internships


Amherst, Massachusetts – The UMass Amherst Libraries offer short-term residential fellowships to assist younger scholars in conducting research in Special Collections and University Archives (SCUA) in the W.E.B. Du Bois Library. Full-time graduate students, faculty, or independent scholars (with a PhD) are eligible to apply. Fellows will receive a stipend of $2,500 for a four-week residency. The deadline for applications is March 7, 2014. For more information please click here.

Among the approximately 15,000 linear feet of manuscripts held by SCUA are many valuable collections for the study of social change in the United States, including the papers of the most important exponent of the politics and culture of the twentieth century, W.E.B. Du Bois. Fellows may come from any field and any perspective, and they may work on any topic, but their research should explore the major themes that characterize Du Bois's scholarship and activism. This includes the history and meaning of racial, social, and economic justice; the problems of democracy and political inclusion; the role of capitalism in world affairs; and the global influence of African cultures.

Fellows will be selected on a competitive basis from applicants interested in conducting original research in the Du Bois Papers and other SCUA collections. The criteria for selection will include the potential of the proposal to contribute to scholarship; its fit with Du Boisian themes; the need for the use of SCUA’s collections; and a letter of support. The application will consist of a brief (up to three pages) description of the research project, curriculum vitae, and the letter of support. At the end of their consecutive four-week residency, fellows will deliver a public talk on their research.

For more information, contact Danielle Kovacs, Curator of Collections, by email, or call (413) 545-2784. You can also click here to learn more.

Posted 01/23/14

DU IRISE Post­Doctorate Fellow - University of Denver

The University of Denver Interdisciplinary Research Incubator for the Study of (In) Equality or IRISE is seeking a two­year post-doctoral research fellow beginning September 1, 2014. We are seeking candidates who are capable of bringing the insights of sociology, education, social work, ethnic Studies, law, or a related field to the interdisciplinary study of race, class, and/or gender (in)equities in K­12 education. Special consideration will be given to applicants studying the relationship between educational (in)equity and discipline policies, but all candidates with a focus on educational (in)equity in K­12 education will be considered. The fellow will be housed in the Department of Sociology & Criminology, with co­supervision and mentorship by faculty in Gender & Women's Studies, Morgridge College of Education, the Graduate School of Social Work, and the College of Law. DU faculty members from these departments will provide guidance and support throughout the fellowship period

Candidates must apply online to be considered, only applications submitted online will be accepted. Click here to visit the application website. Once within the job description online, please click "New Resume/CV" at the bottom of the page to begin application.

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Posted 01/21/14

Mellon Fellowship - Department of Africana Studies Brown University

The Cogut Center for the Humanities and the Department of Africana Studies at Brown University invite applications for a two-year Mellon post-doctoral fellowship in Race and the Environment. The successful candidate will interrogate the integration of race and inequality with Environmental Studies and environmental justice. Ideally, s/he will work (or at least teach) transnationally. Applicants must have received their degrees from institutions other than Brown within the last five (5) years. The appointment will begin on July 1, 2014, or as soon as possible thereafter. Receipt of the Ph.D. is expected by the time of appointment.

Interested candidates should send a letter of application, syllabi and/or detailed descriptions of courses s/he has prepared (and/or a list of possible courses), a curriculum vitae, a writing sample (no more than 30 pages) and three letters of reference, by 15 February 2014 via Interfolio Brown University is an EEO/AA employer. Women, minorities, and international scholars are encouraged to apply.

Posted 01/07/14

2014 James Smithson Fellowship - Smithsonian Office of Fellowships and Internships (OFI)

The Smithsonian Office of Fellowships and Internships (OFI) is currently accepting applications for the 2014 James Smithson Fellowship Program. Named after our founder and funded through the generosity of past Smithsonian National Board Chair Paul Neely, this premier fellowship offers post-doctoral scholars in the fields of science, the humanities and the arts an opportunity to study the intersection between research and public policy in our nation’s capital.

This program combines the best of the Smithsonian’s vast scholarship and collections with its unparalleled access to leading thought leaders and policy-makers. Fellowships last one year and include a stipend of $50,000. Application deadline for the 2014 cycle is January 15, 2014.

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Posted 11/26/13