Fellowship Application

2016-17 Dissertation Fellowship Application



The Department of Black Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara invites applications for two dissertation fellowship scholars for the academic year 2016-17. Applicants must be advanced to candidacy at an accredited university. This fellowship is also open to international applicants. The department is interested in scholars whose research focuses on intersections of race, class, gender or sexuality in African/Caribbean/African-American or Diasporic Studies.

The duration of the award is nine months beginning fall quarter of the 2016-17 academic year. The fellowship grant is $27,000.  Scholars are required to be in residence during the entire fellowship period. There is an expectation that the dissertation will be completed during the term of residency. Dissertation scholars will teach one undergraduate course and present one public lecture.

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Only complete applications will be evaluated. Complete applications consist of: the UCSB Black Studies Dissertation Fellowship application, a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a detailed description of the dissertation project, a writing sample (approximately 20 pages, preferably a dissertation chapter), and three letters of reference.

Application to UCSB Black Studies Dissertation Fellowship:   Adobe PDF            MS Word  

  • The application is available as both a PDF and Word document. To access the PDF application you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader. Click here to download a free version of Adobe Reader.
  • If you are unable to download either version of the application, please e-mail businessofficer@blackstudies.ucsb.edu


All materials, including letters of reference must be received no later than March 15, 2016No fax or e-mail submissions will be accepted.


The Department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.