Thursday, September 8, 2011

Diversity Fellowships at Cornell University

Cornell University Doctoral/Postdoctoral Diversity Fellowships
The College of Arts and Sciences of Cornell University is pleased to announce the establishment of doctoral/postdoctoral diversity fellowships in the humanities and humanistic social sciences.
The fellowships are funded by a generous grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
The Cornell diversity fellowships are designed to support the early development of scholars who show promise of distinguished research careers. Eligible applicants might be from underrepresented groups, have faced economic hardship, be first-generation college graduates, or work on topics related to these areas. This list is not meant to be exhaustive. Each application should include a brief statement of the grounds of eligibility in the cover letter.
The fellowships come in two forms. Applicants who expect to complete their Ph.D.'s in 2012-13 are eligible for three-year fellowships consisting of a doctoral completion year followed by two postdoctoral years. Those who expect to complete their degrees in 2011-12 may apply for two-year postdoctoral fellowships. There is no teaching associated with the doctoral completion fellowship year. Postdoctoral fellows teach one course per year.
All fellows will also attend a weekly research seminar, in which they will be joined by an annually changing group of Cornell faculty who have similar scholarly interests.
A fellowship will be awarded only if the home department believes the applicant would make a very strong candidate for a tenure-track position that the department expects to have open in the next two-to-three years.
Cornell is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Educator.

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