13 August 2013

Du Bois-Mandela-Rodney Post-Doctoral Fellowship

The Department of Afroamerican and African
Studies (DAAS) at the University of Michigan
invites applications for the Du Bois-Mandela-
Rodney Post-doctoral Fellowship Program from
scholars working on Africa or the African
diaspora. Consideration will be given to all
disciplines including the humanities, social
sciences and in some cases law, business, urban
planning and other  professional schools.


This is a residential fellowship for the academic
year. The fellowship package is worth $45,000
plus health insurance coverage. Included in the
package is a stipend of $42,000. Health
insurance, plus $1,000 for research and up to
$2,000 for travel expenses are also included.
Successful candidates can expect to maintain
affiliations with DAAS as well as departments
and research institutes that relate to their
projects. Fellows will be expected to conduct a
DAAS work-in-progress seminar on their
research during one of the semesters in


Candidates must have a Ph.D. in hand from an
institution other than the University of
Michigan and be no more than five years
beyond the completion of their degree. That is,
for the 2014-15 academic year, applicants are
required to have earned a Ph.D. no earlier than
January 1, 2009 and no later than August 31,

Application Deadline

All application materials are due by December
1 at 5 pm eastern standard time. Be aware that
your references must submit their letters via
an automated system that they gain access to
via an email that is generated when you
complete and submit your application. All
reference letters are due by December 15th at
5 pm. eastern standard