Visiting Fellowship for Pre-Doctoral Scholars

Program Structure

Supported by a generous grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Visiting Fellows Program for pre-doctoral scholars seeks to support research projects across the spectrum of the humanities disciplines 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 the doctoral dissertation by the end of the fellowship tenure. Beyond the Johnson Institute, Visiting Fellows are institutionally affiliated with the Emory College of Arts and Sciences.

Visiting Fellows must be in residence at Emory’s Johnson Institute for the entire academic year. 

Faculty Hosts

During the period of the residency, Visiting Fellows are paired with faculty hosts from sponsoring departments in the College. Faculty hosts constitute an important source of support and information for Visiting Fellows beyond the Johnson Institute. Faculty hosts are senior Emory faculty members who work collaboratively with the Director of the Johnson Institute in order to make the residencies of the Visiting Fellows productive and meaningful. Faculty hosts are the liaison between the Johnson Institute and colleagues in sponsoring departments who share the research interests of Visiting Fellows.


  • $25,000 stipend
  • $3,000 additional allotment for research and conference travel expenses
  • Period of Residency: one academic year (September 1 – May 31)