Presidential Diversity Postdoctoral Fellowship

A one- to two-year Postdoctoral Fellowships to support the development of early career scholars from diverse backgrounds (with particular attention to historically underrepresented groups in the academy) who show promise as innovative scholars in the certain integrative scholarship areas.

The successful candidate will teach one course per year as part of the appointment and will participate in activities related to the President’s Diversity Postdoctoral Fellows Program. Scholars with a Ph.D. in the humanities, social sciences, sciences or engineering will be considered. The candidate’s dissertation must be complete by the August following application.

Application due May 1st, 2018

John Carter Brown Library Fellowships

Short-Term Fellowships

Short-term John Carter Brown Library Fellowships are available for periods of two to four months and carry a stipend of $2,100 per month. These fellowships are open to citizens of the United States and foreign nationals who are engaged in pre- or post-doctoral, or independent, research. Graduate students must have passed their preliminary or general examinations at the time of application.

Long-Term Fellowships

Long-Term Fellowships are for five to ten months with a monthly stipend of $4,200. These include NEH Fellowships, for which an applicant must be a citizen of the United States of America or have lived in the U.S. for the three years preceding the application deadline. For other long-term fellowships, all nationalities are eligible. Graduate students may not hold JCB Long-Term Fellowships. PhD candidates are welcome to apply for long-term fellowships if all degree requirements, including the successful defense of their dissertation, have been met by the December 15 deadline.

Thematic Fellowships

Indigenous Studies: This two to four-month fellowship is designed for a junior or senior scholar working on the history and/or anthropology of native peoples of the Americas who could benefit from an extended stay and privileged access to the JCB’s collection in this field. Tribal historians with non-traditional academic backgrounds are also eligible to apply. The inaugural John M. Monteiro Memorial Fellow in Indigenous Studies may also help to develop symposia and/or lectures and will be able to access additional funds to bring in speakers and activities to the Library.

CLACS Fellowships

Craig M. Cogut Dissertation Fellowship in Latin American and Caribbean Studies 

The Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies offers a twelve-month dissertation fellowship for graduate students at Brown University who are in the writing stage of their dissertation. The fellowships are open to students in any department whose dissertation is directly relevant to Latin America and/or the Caribbean. The awards consist of a full year’s stipend and payment of enrollment and health fees. Applications will be evaluated by a committee comprised of core faculty of the Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies. Awardees will be expected to make a presentation about their research in the Center’s lecture series and to participate in the Center’s activities.

The Honorable Domingo Faustino Sarmiento Fellowship for Visiting Scholars to Brown University

The Honorable Domingo Faustino Sarmiento Fund for Latin American Studies annually awards a short-term fellowship for a resident from a Spanish-speaking South American country to pursue pre-doctoral dissertation, post-doctoral, or independent research at Brown University. Established through the generous support of Alfredo C. Cassiet M.D. and Maria-Elena Cassiet, the fellowship enables close collaboration with Brown scholars from a wide array of disciplines. The grant is designed to cover airfare, living expenses, and research expenditures for the visiting scholar, who is expected to be in residence in Providence, Rhode Island, for approximately one month.

Racial Inequality Post-Doctoral Fellowship

Brown University invites applications for the two-year Postdoctoral Fellowship in Racial Inequality to be jointly shared by the Watson Institute and the Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America. We seek a scholar with interests in racial inequality/structural racism in the post 1970s U.S. in areas such as: urban poverty, social and cultural theories of racism, gender, segregation, housing or welfare.