Five College Fellowships offer year-long residencies for doctoral students completing dissertations. The program supports scholars from under-represented groups, and/or scholars with unique interests and histories, whose engagement in the Academy will enrich scholarship and teaching. Normally, four fellowships are awarded each year.
Each Fellow is hosted within an appropriate department or program at Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College or Smith College. (At Smith, recipients hold a Mendenhall Fellowship.) Fellows are provided research and teaching mentors and connected through the consortial office to resources and scholars across the five campuses, which include UMass Amherst. The office also supports meetings of the Fellows throughout the year.
The fellowship includes a stipend of $30,000, a research grant, health benefits, office space, housing or housing assistance, and library privileges at all five campuses belonging to the consortium.
While the award places primary emphasis on completion of the dissertation, most fellows teach at their hosting institution, but never more than a single one-semester course.
Date of Fellowship: August 31, 2010 to May 31, 2011 (non-renewable)
Review of Applications Begins: December 1, 2009
Awards will be announced by March, 2010
Application Materials are available here.