IRADAC Fellows Program
Fall 2017/Spring 2018

The IRADAC Fellowship provides institutional and intellectual support for Ph.D. candidates at the writing stage. Organized around an interdisciplinary seminar, the IRADAC Dissertation Fellowship offers sustained and supportive criticism among scholars writing on any area of the African Diaspora.  During the academic year, fellows will have the opportunity to take advantage of mentoring, professional development, and editorial feedback on their writing while participating in a weekly seminar designed to keep the participants on a regular writing schedule.

Stipend & Conditions:
Fellows will receive a $5,000 stipend.  All participants are expected to attend the weekly seminar.


The IRADAC Dissertation Fellowship is open to all students working on the the African Diaspora broadly defined.  Applicants must be within the last year of completing their dissertation.


Application Procedure
Faculty reference letter (from the Program EO or dissertation advisor) describing the research and the student’s progress should be submitted at

Applicants must submit a one-page abstract of their dissertation project along with a timeline for completion.  Applicants should also submit an approved dissertation proposal including a detailed chapter outline.  A writing sample (e.g., chapter from the dissertation) and a CV are also required.  Applicants should submit their materials to the following link:


All materials are due 4pm, Friday, May 5th, 2017.
Recipients will be notified by May 12th, 2017.  A mandatory informal and organizational meeting for all recipients will be held at 12:00 pm on May 18th, 2017 in room 8306.


For additional information please contact:

Zee Dempster, Assistant Director
IRADAC – Institute for Research on the African Diaspora
in the Americas and the Caribbean
The Graduate Center
City University of New York
Room 7114
365 Fifth Avenue
New York, New York 10016

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