C.L.R. James Research Fellowship

11th Jan 2018

Application Deadline–January 15, 2018

The African American Intellectual History Society (AAIHS) is pleased to announce the 2018 C.L.R. James Research Fellowship to support research towards the completion of a dissertation or publication of a book. Named after Afro-Trinidadian theorist C.L.R. James, the research fellowships are intended to promote research in black intellectual history by graduate students, independent scholars, and faculty members at any rank. Three fellowships of $2000 will be awarded this year to help cover the costs of domestic or international travel necessary to conduct research. One of these awards will be reserved for a scholar who is currently working or studying at an HBCU. The award will be announced formally at the AAIHS Conference. Membership in AAIHS is required.

All application materials should be received by January 15, 2018. Please send the following documents in a single PDF document: short c.v. (no more than 3 pages), 3-5 page project proposal, budget, and arrange to have one letter of recommendation sent to the chair of the prize committee: Dr. Christopher Cameron:

Applicants will be notified in March 2018. Funds must be used by December 30, 2018. Recipients will be required to submit a detailed report to the conference chair. Graduate student applicants must have passed their qualifying exams.

2017-2018 Prize Committee

Dr. Christopher CameronUniversity of North Carolina at Charlotte (chair)

Dr. Devyn BensonDavidson College 

Dr. Ashley D. FarmerBoston University 

*Please do not email submissions to the entire committee–send all submissions and inquires directly to the chair of the prize committee: Dr. Christopher Cameron:

Previous Recipients
  • Crystal EddinsMichigan State University
  • Garrett FelberUniversity of Michigan
  • Brian LefresneUniversity of Guelph
  • Merve FejzulaUniversity of Cambridge