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Middle Tennessee State University - Walter Library Underrepresented Minority Dissertation Fellowship

Deadline: submission recommended by early March

The purpose of MTSU's fellowship program is to enhance diversity in research, teaching, and service at MTSU through the recruitment of underrepresented minority graduate students from across the country who are completing dissertation research. Fellow will be expected to devote significant time to the completion of the dissertation during this one-year fellowship.


  • Applicants  for the Library Fellowship must possess the ALA accredited masters and be  dissertation stage doctoral degree candidates studying in a field taught at  MTSU.
  • Preference for applicants to the University Fellowship Program will be given to persons in disciplines in which minorities are traditionally  underrepresented, with experience in diverse educational programs and  environments, and a willingness to participate in MTSU’s diversity initiatives.
  • Proof of U.S. citizenship or eligibility for U.S. employment will be required prior to employment.
  • Excellence in teaching, research/creative activity and service, as pertinent to the Library, is expected.
  • MTSU seeks candidates committed to using integrative technologies.

Award Amont:

  • The salary is $30,000.
  • The Fellow will receive benefits including health insurance.
  • The Fellow will receive support for research, professional travel, and other related expenses.

William Black, Professor
James E. Walker Library
Middle Tennessee State University
Tel: 615-898-2772


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