From: Kathryn E Agoston
Sent: Tuesday, December 12, 2017 10:42 AM
To: Denise Albanese; Nancy Hanrahan; Sam Lebovic; Angela J Hattery; Douglas Eyman
Subject: Dissertation Fellowship at Emory U - Please share with PhD Students

Dear Colleagues – This dissertation fellowship opportunity may be of interest to students in your programs. Please post or share with students you think would be well qualified. – Kay Agoston


James Weldon Johnson Institute of Emory University - Dissertation Completion Fellowships


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 2018-2019. 



  • 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.


  • $25,000 stipend
  • $3,000 additional allotment for research and conference travel expenses
  • Period of Residency: one academic year (September 1 – May 31)


Application Deadline

  • February 7, 2018

Application Checklist

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Research Proposal
  • Three recommendation letters


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Application Instructions

Applications must be uploaded via Interfolo at: 

To complete the application, you will need to submit: a Letter of Interest, Curriculum Vitae, Research Proposal (1,000 words), and three confidential letters of recommendation. One letter must be from the dissertation chair and attest to the candidate’s likelihood of degree completion in calendar year 2019. 





Kay Ágoston, PhD

Director of Graduate Fellowships

George Mason University