Marilyn Yarbrough Dissertation/Teaching Fellowship – Kenyon College
Deadline: October 1
This award is named in honor of the late Marilyn Yarbrough, Kenyon parent and trustee. A legal scholar and university administrator who was a former editor of the Black Law Journal and a member of the Pulitzer Prize Board, Marilyn Yarbrough often addressed gender and racial discrimination in her scholarship and teaching.
Kenyon College offers the Marilyn Yarbrough Dissertation/Teaching Fellowship for scholars in the final stages of their doctoral work who need only to finish the dissertation to complete requirements for the Ph.D. In the past, fellowships have been awarded in: African and African American Studies, American Studies, Anthropology, Art History, Biology, English, History, Math, Modern Languages and Literatures (Spanish), Music, Religious Studies and Sociology.
Kenyon will provide a stipend of $32,500, plus health benefits, housing, and a small moving allowance. The College will also provide an allowance to cover travel to conferences or for consultation with the dissertation director. Kenyon will assist the Fellow in finding college housing. The Fellow will be provided an office, a networked computer, and secretarial support services. Faculty colleagues at Kenyon recognize and embrace the opportunity to welcome and mentor new faculty members.
The Fellow is expected to write the dissertation and to teach one course each semester, usually in the Fellow’s general research area. Fellows are also expected to offer a college lecture or departmental seminar on the dissertation topic at some point during the academic year in residence. Kenyon College assumes that the Fellow will participate in the intellectual life of his/her home department, as well as in the broader cultural life of the College. Our primary expectation, however, and the main focus of this fellowship, is the completion of the dissertation.
Eligibility to apply for the Marilyn Yarbrough Dissertation/Teaching Fellowship is limited to those meeting all of the following four criteria who are citizens or nationals of the United States or otherwise ‘protected individuals’ as defined in 8 USC 1324b(a)(3)(B).
- Members of underrepresented groups (e.g., ethnic minorities; women in fields that attract mostly men, or men in fields that attract mostly women; and persons who are first-generation college attendees).
- Individuals who are enrolled in a research-based Ph.D. program in one of the following fields: African and African American Studies, American Studies, Anthropology, Art, Art History, Asian Studies, Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Classics, Dance, Drama, Economics, English, Environmental Studies, History, Humanities, International Studies, Legal Studies, Mathematics, Modern Languages and Literature, Music, Neuroscience, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Public Policy, Psychology, Religious Studies, Scientific Computing, Sociology, and Women’s and Gender Studies.
- Individuals who aspire to a teaching and research career.
- Persons who have not yet earned a doctoral degree at any time and in any field.
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(last checked 1/31/17)