[URBANTH-L]FUNDING: Erskine A Peters Dissertation Year Fellowship

Angela Jancius jancius at ohio.edu
Tue Sep 4 00:24:29 EDT 2007

The Erskine A. Peters Dissertation Year Fellowship at Notre Dame
Postmark Deadline: November 30, 2007
Website: http://africana.nd.edu/erskine/

The Erskine A. Peters Dissertation Year Fellowship at the University of 
Notre Dame, established in 1999, honors the life and academic achievements 
of one of the University's most distinguished and beloved professors, Dr. 
Erskine A. Peters (1948-1998). Dr. Peters taught English at the University 
and also became legendary for his commitment to scholarship, community 
service, and graduate education in the College of Arts and Letters.

In keeping with the values that Dr. Peters held dear, two overall goals 
exist: (1) to enable two outstanding African American doctoral candidates 
(at the ABD level) to devote their full energies to the completion of the 
dissertation; and (2) to provide an opportunity for African American 
scholars at the beginning of their academic careers to experience life at a 
major Catholic research university.

The fellowship is tenable for a full academic year beginning in August and 
concluding in May. It carries with it a $25,000 stipend and $2000 research 
budget. Fellows have access to all university facilities and are provided 
office space, use of a personal computer, an official academic home in the 
department of the Fellow's specialization, and access to a faculty mentor in 
the fellow's discipline. Fellows also participate in professional 
development workshops focused on employment strategies and career 

Fellows are expected to be in residence at the University and to devote most 
of their time to the completion of the dissertation. In addition, fellows 
participate in a public forum discussing a variety of aspects related to 
African American and African Diasporan life, culture, and traditions. Many 
fellows make guest lecture appearances in courses related to their 
disciplines and participate in short-term mutual learning event for faculty 
and students (e.g., brown bag series, roundtable discussion, etc.).

The Peters Fellowship program, administered by both the Office of the 
Provost and the Department of Africana Studies at the University, invites 
applications from African-American doctoral candidates in the arts, 
humanities, social sciences, and theological disciplines who have completed 
all degree requirements with the exception of the dissertation.

Interested candidates should follow the link below to the online 
application, then submit the form electronically as well as download it as a 
cover page for your printed application packet. The application packet must 
include a formal letter describing your research interests and goals, a 
curriculum vitae, a one page dissertation abstract, a chapter length writing 
sample, and three letters of reference.

The University of Notre Dame is an equal opportunity employer with a strong 
commitment to nurturing a culturally diverse faculty and student body. 
Interested candidates for the academic year 2008-2009 should view the 
Erskine A. Peters Fellowship information at http://africana.nd.edu/erskine/ 
and follow the online application instructions. Additional information about 
the fellowship program may be obtained by contacting the Department of 
Africana Studies. Postmark Deadline: November 30, 2007.

Questions may be directed to:
Tiwanna DeMoss, Program Coordinator
Application materials may be directed to:
Dr. Richard Pierce and Members of the Selection Committee

 Department of Africana Studies
327 O'Shaughnessy Hall
University of Notre Dame
Phone: (574)631-5628
Fax: (574)631-3587

Email: astudies at nd.edu
Visit the website at http://africana.nd.edu/erskine/ 

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