Young Black Studies Scholars Thrive at the University of Virginia

The Carter G. Woodson Institute for African-American and African Studies at the University of Virginia has named six new fellows, bringing the total to eight fellows currently at the institute. The fellows are a diverse group of young black studies scholars in the humanities and social sciences who are studying or conducting research for their doctoral thesis or are conducting postdoctoral work. The two-year fellowships offer the individuals an academic environment and all the resources of the University of Virginia to complete their research.

Predoctoral fellows are given an annual stipend of $20,000 and full health insurance coverage. Postdoctoral fellows receive a stipend of $45,000 a year plus benefits. Postdoctoral fellows are required to teach one course per year. Most of the postdoctoral scholars are using the two-year period to expand their dissertation into a book for publication.