Visiting Fellowships in Humanities for Advanced, Post-Doctoral, and Pre-Doctoral Scholars

James Weldon Johnson Institute for the Study of Race and Difference at Emory University in Georgia

Deadline February 07, 2017
Date Posted December 6, 2016
Type Fellowship
Salary Competitive
Employment Type Full-time

The James Weldon Johnson Institute for the Study of Race and Difference (JWJI) of Emory University invites applications for its Visiting Fellows Program. Supported by a generous grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Johnson Institute offers five fellowships per year.

  • Visiting Fellowships for Post-Doctoral and Advanced Scholars: Three (3) fellowships for both junior and senior scholars and their career equivalents. Candidates must hold a Ph.D. by the start of the fellowship period in August 2017. Fellows will each teach one course in the spring semester. 
  • Visiting Fellowships for Pre-Doctoral Scholars: Two (2) fellowships for doctoral dissertation completion. Dissertation Fellows are not required to teach courses.

We welcome applications from scholars in the humanities. We are interested in research 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 for the academic year 2017-2018.  

Applications must be submitted via the Emory University Careers Site by the application deadline.

For more information on the fellowship award, how to apply, and the JWJI, please visit our website at


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