The Department of Afroamerican and African Studies (DAAS) at the University of Michigan invites applications for the Du Bois-Mandela-Rodney Postdoctoral Fellowship Program from scholars working on Africa or the African diaspora. Scholars from or who study the Gullah speaking Sea islands, Cape Verde islands, the Anglophone Caribbean, the Canary Islands, and Madagascar and/or other less studied areas are especially encouraged to apply; consideration will be given to all disciplines.

This is a residential fellowship for the 2020-2021 academic year. Successful candidates can expect to maintain affiliations with DAAS as well as departments and research institutes that relate to their projects. Fellows will be expected to conduct a DAAS work-in-progress seminar on their research during one of the semesters in residence in the form of a five or six-week “mini-course” as well as to be a presenter in at least one colloquium during the academic year. The mini-course should be designed to expose a small group of upper-level undergraduates and graduate students to new, specialized, and advanced research topics in Afroamerican and African Studies. The application deadline is November 1st; letters of recommendation may be submitted until November 8th. Application material should be uploaded via the link provided:

For questions, please email DAAS at: daas-info[at]