Gaius Charles Bolin Dissertation Fellowships
The psychology department welcomes applications for the Gaius Charles Bolin Fellowships at Williams College. Gaius Charles Bolin was the first Black graduate of Williams. These fellowships, which honor Gaius Bolin’s legacy, are two-year residencies at Williams that aim to promote diversity on college faculties by encouraging graduate students from underrepresented groups to complete a terminal graduate degree and pursue careers in college teaching. Two scholars or artists are appointed each year. Fellows devote the bulk of the first year to the completion of dissertation work—building their professional portfolios—while also teaching one course as a faculty member in one of the College’s academic departments or programs. The second year of residency (ideally with PhD in hand) is spent on academic career development while again teaching just one course.
The Bolin Fellowships are awarded to applicants from groups underrepresented in academia and/or in a particular field of scholarship, who show exceptional promise as scholars, who have an interest in and capacity for teaching students from groups that have been underrepresented in higher education, and who are pursuing a career in higher education in the United States.