How to Apply

National Call for Applications

The 2019-2020 competition is open. The application deadline is January 28, 2019 at 11:59pm ET.

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The James Weldon Johnson Institute 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 2019. 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 2019-2020.  

Post-Doctoral and Advanced Scholars

Eligibility

  • Ph.D.
  • U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status as of the application deadline.
  • We do not support the completion of doctoral dissertations nor projects in creative writing. Scholars at the level of assistant professors may apply for one grant renewal. When applying for the renewal, scholars will compete for a fellowship among the new pool of applicants.

Application Checklist

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

Questions?

Contact jwji@emory.edu

Award

  • $75,000 for full Professor and equivalent with benefits
  • $60,000 for Associate Professor and equivalent with benefits
  • $45,000 for Assistant Professor and equivalent with benefits
  • $3,000 additional allotment for research and conference travel expenses
  • Period of Residency: one academic year

Application Deadline

  • January 28, 2019

Application Instructions

Applications must be uploaded via Interfolo at: http://apply.interfolio.com/56647

To complete the application, you will need to submit: a Letter of Interest, Curriculum Vitae, Research Proposal (1,000 words), Sample Course Description (250 words), and three confidential letters of recommendation.

Pre-Doctoral Scholars

Dissertation Completion Program 

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 2019-2020. 

Eligibility

  • 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.

Award

  • $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

  • January 28, 2019
Application Checklist
  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Research Proposal
  • Three recommendation letters

Questions?

Contact jwji@emory.edu

Application Instructions

Applications must be uploaded via Interfolo at: http://apply.interfolio.com/56645

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.