The Cisneros Postdoctoral Fellowship

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GW invites applications from individuals who plan careers in college or university teaching to participate in the Cisneros Postdoctoral Fellowship Program. The program seeks to promote student and faculty diversity at GW, and throughout higher education, by supporting scholars with a demonstrated commitment to advancing educational diversity as it pertains to the Hispanic/Latino experience.

The fellowships support scholars for a 12-month residency at GW, which generally spans a September through August timeframe. Fellowships offer an opportunity for scholars who plan a career in higher education and have completed all Ph.D. requirements to work on preparing their dissertation for publication with access to GW’s outstanding libraries, computing facilities and faculty. Fellows are expected to hold a doctoral degree in any area of the Humanities. Each fellow is affiliated with a department or program at GW’s Columbian College of Arts and Sciences and is assigned a department mentor.

Fellows are awarded a stipend of $50,000, office space, library privileges, and access to a $1,500 research assistance fund. During their residency, they will be expected to teach one course each semester in their areas of specialty. As fellows of the Cisneros Hispanic Leadership Institute, they are expected to serve as mentors to the Cisneros Scholars and Camino al Futuro summer program participants, as well as participate in selected departmental and Cisneros Institute activities with undergraduate students. Applicants are selected on the basis of academic achievement and promise in fields broadly related to the understanding of the Hispanic/Latino experience.