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Institute for the Study of Global Racial Justice

Scholarship in the Humanities

Rising Scholars: Support Opportunities for Early and Mid-Career Scholars

ISGRJ Early Career Faculty Fellows Program

Chancellors, deans, and the ISGRJ executive director, in consultation with department chairs, nominate promising scholars working in the areas of social justice and racial inequality for a one-year fellowship at the institute. Fellows receive partial support toward a course release, $2,500 in research funds, and access to institute-funded events throughout Rutgers and benefit from mentoring and professional development. Of special interest are scholars whose work engages with humanistic methods and is related to such areas as social justice, public health, public policy, the carceral state, and K–12 education.

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ISGRJ Postdoctoral Fellows Program

These humanities-centered fellowships support recent doctoral recipients whose research demonstrates a deep investment in the areas of inquiry related to anti-racism and social inequality.

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Scarlet and Black Postdoctoral Fellowships

These fellowships support scholars engaged in the examination of the global dimensions of anti-Black racism and its impact on the Americas (1580 to the present).

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ISGRJ Named Term Chairs

Named term chairs support the most promising assistant and associate professors working in the areas of social justice and racial inequality. Nominated by deans and department chairs and funded for five years by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, these faculty receive a summer salary, travel and research funding, and access to institute-funded events.

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