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For Pre-Doctoral And Post-Doctoral Scholars

The Visiting Fellows Program is the core program of the Johnson Institute. The program supports new PhDs, faculty members, and independent scholars with a distinguished record of research on questions that examine the origins, evolution, impact, and legacy of race, difference, and the modern quest for civil and human rights.

The Johnson Institute is committed to recruiting only the best and most promising scholars in the field. The expectation is that Visiting Fellows will complete a major work that will assume the form of a monograph or other equally substantial forms of scholarship. Beyond the Johnson Institute, Visiting Fellows are institutionally affiliated with the Emory College of Arts and Sciences.

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.

These fellowships are supported by a generous grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Fellows Program Application Information

Dissertation Fellowship for Pre-Doctoral Scholars

The Visiting Fellows Program provides two completion fellowships for Ph.D. candidates in their final year of graduate school
DEADLINE: February 25, 2021

All fellows will be required to make a presentation of their work (presentation varies by rank). All Visiting Fellows will be in residence at Emory’s Johnson Institute for the academic year 2021-2022. 

Eligibility, Award and Application Instructions

Post-Doctoral Scholars Fellowship

The Visiting Fellows Program provides two post-doctoral fellowships for scholars who have completed their Ph.D.’s in the last two years
DEADLINE: February 25, 2021

All fellows will be required to make a presentation of their work (presentation varies by rank). Post-doctoral fellows will also teach one course in the spring semester.

All Visiting Fellows will be in residence at Emory’s Johnson Institute for the academic year 2021-2022. Post-doctoral candidates must have earned their Ph. D. in 2019 or later.

Eligibility, Award and Application Instructions