How to Apply

National Call for Applications

The 2017-2018 competition is now closed.

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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 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.  

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 kali.amen@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
  • Period of Residency: one academic year

Application Deadline

  • February 7, 2017

Application Instructions

Applications must be submitted via the Emory University Careers Site by the application deadline. The job requisition number for the Visiting Fellowship is 56786BR.

To complete the application, you will need to create a candidate profile and submit: a Letter of Interest, Curriculum Vitae, Research Proposal (1,000 words), and Sample Course Description (250 words). Documentation should be uploaded as attachments when prompted within the online hiring system. Request three confidential letters of recommendations to be sent on your behalf directly to the JWJI Visiting Fellowship Selection Committee at applications.jwji@emory.edu. Only electronic references will be reviewed.

Direct Application Link: https://sjobs.brassring.com/TGnewUI/Search/home/HomeWithPreLoad?PageType=JobDetails&partnerid=25066&siteid=5449&areq=56786br 

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 2017-2018. 

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

  • February 7, 2017
Application Checklist
  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Research Proposal
  • Three recommendation letters

Questions?

Contact kali.amen@emory.edu

Application Instructions

Applications must be submitted via the Emory University Careers Site by the application deadline. The job requisition number for the fellowship (Visiting Fellow II - Dissertation Completion Fellowship) is 66350BR

To complete the application, you will need to create a candidate profile and submit: a Letter of Interest, Curriculum Vitae, and Research Proposal (1,000 words). Documentation should be uploaded as attachments when prompted within the online hiring system. Request three confidential letters of recommendations to be sent on your behalf directly to the JWJI Visiting Fellowship Selection Committee at applications.jwji@emory.edu. One letter must be from the dissertation chair and attest to the candidate’s likelihood of degree completion in calendar year 2018. Only electronic references will be reviewed.

Direct Application Link: https://sjobs.brassring.com/TGnewUI/Search/home/HomeWithPreLoad?PageType=JobDetails&partnerid=25066&siteid=5449&areq=66350br