Emory University Visiting Fellowship for Pre-Doctoral Scholars in Decatur, Georgia


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The James Weldon Johnson Institute of Emory University invites applications for its Visiting Fellowship for Pre-Doctoral Scholars. Supported by a generous grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Visiting Fellows Program provides two fellowships for pre-doctoral scholars in the humanities who are approaching their final year towards completion of the Ph.D. degree.

We are interested in supporting the completion of dissertation projects across the spectrum of the humanities that examine the origins, evolution, impact and legacy of race, difference, and the modern quest for civil and human rights. We also support research projects that examine race and ethnicity and its points of intersection with other identities and movements addressing differences along gender, class, religious, or sexual lines.

Visiting Fellows will be in residence at Emory’s Johnson Institute for the academic year 2019-2020.

Additional Details

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  • $25,000 stipend

  • $3,000 additional allotment for research and conference travel expenses

  • Period of Residency: one academic year (September 1 – May 31)


  • U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status as of the application deadline.

  • Candidacy status and good standing in a U.S.-accredited Ph.D. program.

Application Instructions

To complete the application, you will need to submit the following via Interfolio:

  • Letter of Interest (1 page)

  • Curriculum Vitae

  • Research Proposal (1,000 words)

  • Three (3) Confidential Letters of Recommendation

Describe your doctoral dissertation project. State clearly the objectives, significance, methodology, and originality of the project in a manner clear to nonspecialists (the selection committee is composed of a range of scholars from the humanities, law, and social sciences and may not include specialists in your field).

On your CV, please include the name and contact information for three references who will submit recommendation letters on your behalf.

One letter must be from the dissertation chair and attest to the candidate’s likelihood of degree completion in calendar year 2020.

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Job Number 28090

Job Type Regular Full-Time

Division Emory College

Department ECAS: J W Johnson Institute

This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues: Not Applicable

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