Category Archives: Predoctoral

University of San Francisco Gerardo Marin Diversity Dissertation Fellowship

Deadline: January 15

Length: 1 year

Comments: The fellowships “seek to help increase the presence of currently underrepresented racial and ethnic groups in the U.S. professoriate by supporting advanced doctoral candidates during completion of their dissertation.” ”

Candidates in disciplines in which racial and ethnic groups are traditionally underrepresented will receive special consideration. Candidates must have completed all course work leading to their doctorate by Summer 2017 and must be considering a career in college teaching in one of the following fields:

Arts and Sciences: Communication Studies, Media Studies, History (emphasis in Islamic History), Art and Architecture (emphasis in Architecture, Design, Fine Art, and Art History), English (emphases in Native American Literature, Asian American Literature, Commonwealth Literature, or British Literature), Politics, Psychology, and International Studies

Education: Counseling Psychology, Leadership Studies, Learning and Instruction, International and Multicultural Education, Teacher Education”



Emory University Visiting/Dissertation Completion Fellowship

Deadline: February 7

Length: 1 year

Comments: “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.”


Ithaca College Diversity Scholars Fellowship 2017-18

Deadline: December 2

Length: 1 year

Comments: “Hosting two fellows, this program supports promising scholars who are committed to diversity in the academy in order to better prepare them for tenure track appointments at liberal arts or comprehensive colleges/universities.” “Applications are welcome in the following areas/departments: Communication Studies, Education, English, Environmental Studies and Sciences, History, Physics and Astronomy, Psychology, Sociology, Women’s and Gender Studies, along with Writing. The School of Humanities and Sciences houses additional interdisciplinary minors that may be potential sites of collaboration for candidates, including: African Diaspora Studies, Latina/o Studies, Jewish Studies, Latin American Studies, Asian American Studies, Muslim Cultures, Native American Studies, and Women’s and Gender Studies.”


German Historical Institute Pre- and Postdoctoral Fellowships in the History of Family and Kinship

Deadline: December 1

Length: 6 to 12 months

Comments: “Potential projects could focus on (but are not limited to) the following areas: multi-ethnic/transnational families, kinship networks, collective or group biography, intergenerational relations, or the history of family roles. It is essential that the proposed research projects make use of historical methods and engage with the relevant historiography.”


Massachusetts Institute of Technology Predoctoral Diversity Fellowship

Deadline: May 2

Length: 1 year

Comments: “The fellowships are intended to support scholars from a wide range of backgrounds, who can contribute to the diversity of SHASS and the higher education community. Applicants from members of racial and ethnic groups that have historically been underrepresented in the humanities and social sciences and from disadvantaged backgrounds are encouraged to apply.” “Fellows may be pursuing the PhD degree in any discipline or area taught in the School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences.”


New York Historical Society Predoctoral Fellowship in Women’s History

Deadline: January 8

Length: 1 year (part-time — $15,000 stipend)

Comments: “The two recipients of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship in Women’s History should have a strong interest in the fields of women’s and public history. This unique part-time fellowship introduces young scholars to work outside the academy in public history and may not directly correspond with their dissertation research. They must be currently enrolled students in good standing in a relevant PhD program in the humanities.”


University of Virginia Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture Doctoral Fellowship

Deadline: February 1

Length: 1 year

Comments: “Applicants for the Doctoral Fellowships must have completed all requirements for their Ph.D. [except the dissertation — ST] by the time of application, or furnish proof from the relevant registrar that all requirements will be completed by August 1, 2016.” “Fellows will be awarded on the basis of how well their current scholarship both reflects and advances the intellectual mission of the Institute. Candidates are highly encouraged to read the Institute’s Vision Statement, which can be found at: