Apply for the 2021 – 2023 Pre- and Post-Doctoral Woodson Residential Fellowships!


Since its inception in 1981, the Woodson Institute’s Residential Fellowship Program has attracted outstanding scholars in the humanities and social sciences who work on a wide array of topics in African-American and African Studies, as well as related fields.

The Woodson provides two-year residential fellowships–at the pre-doctoral and post-doctoral levels–designed to facilitate the writing of dissertations or book manuscripts. Successful applicants will join the community of fellows at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia to exchange works-in-progress both with each other and the broader University.

The fellowship program has a high rate of success at placing its fellows in tenure-track positions and/or post-doctoral fellowships at colleges and universities across the nation, including:

  • American Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • Brown University
  • University of Delaware
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • University of Michigan
  • University of North Carolina, Chapel-Hill
  • Penn State University
  • Rutgers University
  • U.C. Santa Barbara
  • University of Texas at Austin
  • University of Virginia
  • University of Washington, Seattle
  • Vanderbilt University
  • Vassar College
  • Wesleyan University

Application Deadline:

December 1, 2020 at 11:59 PM (EST)

For contact information and the application link, please click here: 


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I teach Shakespeare and the blue humanities at St. John's in New York City.

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