Frequently Asked Questions

Genevieve McMillan-Reba Stewart Fellowship

Supported by a generous gift from Ms. Genevieve McMillan, this fellowship is intended to bring an established scholar to pursue work in the art of the African diaspora.

Hutchins Fellowship

Established by Glenn Hutchins, this funded fellowship is designed to bring a distinguished figure in the field of African and African American Studies to the W. E. B. Du Bois Research Institute at the Hutchins Center.

J. M. D. Manyika Fellowship

Established by James M. Manyika, this fellowship brings promising scholars and artists with exceptional creativity from Zimbabwe or its diaspora who address any of the subjects of African literature, art and science, or issues related to Africans in the global diaspora. The fellowship may also be awarded to scholars and artists from other countries in Southern Africa.

Mandela Fellowship

With funds from The Andrew A. Mellon Foundation, the W. E. B. Du Bois Institute and the University of Cape Town established the Mandela Fellowship Program. This program aims to serve as a means for scholars in South Africa to be released from the pressing demands of higher education in that country, allowing them the needed time and space for research and engagement with a larger community of scholars. In order to qualify as a Visiting Mandela Fellow, scholars must be presently based at the University of Cape Town.

Mark Claster Mamolen Fellowship

Established in honor of friend and National Advisory Board Member, the late Mark Mamolen, this fellowship brings scholars in the field of Afro-Latin American Studies to the Du Bois Research Institute.

Richard D. Cohen Fellowship

Established by Richard D. Cohen, this fellowship is designed to bring a distinguished scholar of African and African American art history to the W. E. B. Du Bois Research Institute at the Hutchins Center.

Sheila Biddle Ford Foundation Fellowship

This fellowship is intended to bring emerging as well as established scholars of African and African American Studies to the W. E. B. Du Bois Research Institute at the Hutchins Center.

College Board Fellowship

Established by the College Board, this fellowship is designed to bring to the Du Bois Institute scholars who address the subject of black youth, education, opportunity, and achievement gaps.