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Frederick Douglass Institute Postdoctoral Fellowship


The Postdoctoral Fellowships are awarded to scholars who hold a Ph.D. degree in a field that contributes to African and African-American Studies. It carries an annual stipend of $40,000 and a $3,000 fund for research-related activities. Fellows will participate in the intellectual life of the Institute, pursue his or her own scholarship, and teach one course in his or her area of specialization. Fellows would have the opportunity to present their work at the Susan B. Anthony for Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies, the Humanities Center, and the FDI Work-in-Progress Seminar Series. Applicants must have their Ph.D. in hand before the fellowship begins. Applicant must submit a completed FDI fellowship application form available on the website; a curriculum vitae; a 3-5 page description of the research the applicant plans to carry out during the fellowship year, plus a description of the undergraduate course the applicant would like to teach; a sample of published or unpublished writing on a topic related to the proposal; and 3 letters of recommendation (to be sent directly to FDI) that comment upon the value and feasibility of the work proposed.

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Contact Mr. Ghislaine Radegonde-Eison
Program Manager
Tel: 585-276-5744 Address Frederick Douglass Institute for African and African-American Stuides
University of Rochester, Morey Hall, Room 302
Rochester, NY 14627-0440