Eastman/Marshall Dissertation Fellowships

The Eastman/Marshall fellowships promote student and faculty diversity by supporting completion of the doctorate by underrepresented minority scholars and other graduate scholars who demonstrate commitment and ability to advance educational diversity.

Promoting Student & Faculty Diversity

Dartmouth College invites applications for the Charles A. Eastman/Thurgood Marshall Dissertation Fellowships from U.S. citizens who plan careers in college or university teaching.

The goal of the Eastman/Marshall fellowship program is to promote student and faculty diversity at Dartmouth, and throughout higher education, by supporting completion of the doctorate by underrepresented minority scholars (including African-American and Native American scholars) and other graduate scholars with a demonstrated commitment and ability to advance educational diversity.

About the Program

The fellowships support graduate scholars for a 12-month residency at Dartmouth that generally runs from September through August. They offer an opportunity for scholars who plan a career in higher education and have completed all other PhD requirements to finish their dissertations with access to the outstanding libraries, computing facilities and faculty of Dartmouth College. Fellows may be pursuing the PhD degree in any discipline or area taught in the Dartmouth undergraduate Arts and Sciences curriculum. Each fellow will be affiliated with a department or program at the College.

Two fellowships will be awarded. Each fellowship provides a stipend of $36,000, office space, library privileges, and a $2,500 research assistance fund. Fellows will be expected to complete the dissertation during the tenure of the fellowship and may have the opportunity to participate in teaching, either as a primary instructor or as part of a team. While visiting Dartmouth, fellows will enroll in thesis research as a graduate special (non-degree) student and will receive a full tuition scholarship towards the tuition billed to their student account.

Selection Process

Applicants will be selected on the basis of academic achievement and promise; membership in a racial or ethnic group that is currently underrepresented among faculty in the applicant's academic field or demonstrated commitment to increasing opportunities for underrepresented minorities and increasing cross-racial understanding; and potential for serving as an advocate and mentor for minority undergraduate and graduate students.

Consideration will be made for scholars who seek to share their research as presenters and lecturers in the Dartmouth community. Each fellow will be expected to participate in selected departmental activities with undergraduate students (for example, presenting guest lectures in classes, serving in programs for minority students interested in academic careers, and interacting with undergraduate majors in host departments).

The application deadline is February 18. Please submit your application along with supporting materials in PDF form to:  Ruth Dube.  We will request an official transcript if granted an interview.

More about Charles A. Eastman and Thurgood Marshall.