Housed in the Africana Research Center (ARC), this initiative is intended to foster a world-class community of early-career scholars. Scholars selected as Fellows have opportunities to showcase their research and scholarship as well as to engage with noted scholars in their respective fields. Both contribute to the academic and cultural environments at PSU.
The program runs from August through June each year. Each Fellow is matched with a senior faculty mentor who provides guidance and support throughout the Fellowship year. Fellows are expected to be in residence and to be active in PSU’s community of scholars; however, they are not assigned teaching or administrative responsibilities during their residencies. Fellows participate in a series of professional development seminars as well as writing-for-publication sessions. The Fellowship provides a salary of $47,000, plus health insurance and funds for research and moving expenses. Office space and a computer are also provided.
Applicants must conduct research that centers on or is related to Africa and the African Diaspora. Ideally, applicants will have been awarded the doctorate within the past five years or will earn the doctorate before the start of the Fellowship year. Applications are accepted from all disciplines; however, as the ARC is housed in the College of the Liberal Arts (CLA), preference is afforded to applicants with research that aligns with the CLA departments.
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Funder: Pennsylvania State University
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