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Gaius Charles Bolin Fellowships for Minority Graduate Students

Williams College


In 1985 Williams College established the Gaius Charles Bolin Fellowships to underline the importance of encouraging able minority students to pursue careers in college teaching. The Bolin Fellowships enable two minority graduate students to devote the bulk of their time during the academic year to the completion of dissertation work.

Named in honor of its first black graduate, who was admitted to Williams in 1885, the Bolin Fellowships will be awarded to minority students who are working toward the Ph.D. in the humanities or in the natural, social or behavioral sciences.

During the year of residence at Williams, the Bolin Fellows will be assigned faculty advisers in the appropriate departments, and will be expected to teach one one-semester course.


Applicants must be U.S. citizens, and must have completed all doctoral work except the dissertation by the end of the current academic year.


The stipend for the 2000-2001 is $26,000. The College will also provide housing assistance, academic support including office space and computer and library privileges, and an allowance of up to $2,500 for research-related expenses.

Deadline January 01, 2000 - Candidates should submit two full sets in hard copy form (electronic applications will not be accepted) of each of the materials, postmarked no later than this date.


The following information must be submitted in two full sets in hard copy form:
* A full curriculum vitae
* A graduate school transcript and three confidential letters of recommendation
* A copy of the dissertation prospectus, preferably limited to 10-15 pp.
* A description of teaching interests

Candidates will be notified of the Selection Committee's decision by early March, 2000.

For more information:

Please contact the agency directly and ask to speak with
David L. Smith
Dean of the Faculty Hopkins Hall
Williams College
Williamstown, Massachusetts 01267

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