Five College Fellowships

Five College Fellowships

Job Type: Fellowship

Application Deadline: January 5, 2015

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. Applications are welcome from students in any field of the Humanities, Fine Arts or Social Sciences. 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.) Application is to the Program, not a specific hosting campus.

This is a residential 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 term of fellowship is from August 31, 2015 through May 31, 2016. 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.

While the award places primary emphasis on completion of the dissertation, most fellows teach a single semester-long course at their hosting institution.

Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke and Smith colleges and the University of Massachusetts Amherst are members of the Five College consortium, which supports extensive academic and administrative collaborations across the five campuses. The five institutions are located in western Massachusetts, each within 12 miles of the others.

Further information, including links to the online application and an FAQ that may guide you in the application process, is available at:

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Posted: October 08, 2014