The Ph.D. Program in History

at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York


March 6 – IRADAC Fellows Program

The IRADAC Fellowship provides institutional and intellectual support for seven Ph.D. candidates at the dissertation writing stage. Organized around an interdisciplinary seminar, the IRADAC Fellowship offers sustained support among scholars working 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 dissertation projects 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 in person.  This seminar, which will also be attended by IRADAC’s three post-doctoral fellows and convened by Herman L. Bennett, will take place on Fridays from 11 am -1 pm.  Before applying, please be sure that you can honor the commitment to attend the weekly seminar on Fridays from 11 am – 1 pm. 


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

 Application Procedure

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., a chapter from the dissertation) and a CV are also required.  A reference letter from the Program EO or dissertation advisor should be submitted at

 Applicants should submit their materials to the following link:

All materials are due at 4pm, Friday, March 6, 2020.

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, Room 7114