Charles Eastman Pre-Doctoral Fellowship

The Charles Eastman Pre-Doctoral Fellowship aims to promote student and faculty diversity at Dartmouth and throughout higher ed by supporting completion of the doctorate by selected Native American scholars. Fellows undertake a year-long residency at Dartmouth while completing their disserations and participating in selected activities with undergraduate students.

About the Program

Dartmouth College invites applications for the César Chávez/Charles A. Eastman/Thurgood Marshall Dissertation Fellowships from US citizens who plan careers in college or university teaching. The goal of the Chávez/Eastman/Marshall fellowship program is to promote student and faculty diversity at Dartmouth, and throughout higher education, by supporting completion of the doctorate by underrepresented minority scholars (including African-American, Latina/o, and Native American scholars) and other graduate scholars with a demonstrated commitment and ability to advance educational diversity.

Fellowship Details

The Fellowships support graduate scholars for a year-long residency at Dartmouth that generally runs from September through August. They offer an opportunity for scholars who plan a career in higher education and have completed all other Ph.D. requirements to finish their dissertations with access to the outstanding libraries, computing facilities and faculty of Dartmouth College. In addition, Fellows will participate in classroom activities with scholars who are dedicated to undergraduate teaching. Fellows may be pursuing the Ph.D. degree in any discipline or area taught in the Dartmouth undergraduate Arts and Sciences curriculum. Each Fellow will be affiliated with a department or program at the College.

Three Fellowships will be awarded. Each Fellowship provides a stipend of $25,000, office space, library privileges, and a $2,500 research assistance fund. Fellows will be expected to complete the dissertation during the tenure of the Fellowship and may have the opportunity to participate in teaching, either as a primary instructor or as part of a team.

Selection Process

Applicants will be selected on the basis of:

  • academic achievement and promise;
  • membership in a racial or ethnic group that is currently underrepresented among faculty in the applicant's academic field;
  • demonstrated commitment to increasing opportunities for underrepresented minorities and increasing cross-racial understanding;
  • and potential for serving as an advocate and mentor for minority undergraduate and graduate students.

Consideration will be made for scholars who seek to share their research as presenters and lecturers in the Dartmouth community. Each fellow will be expected to participate in selected activities with undergraduate students (for example, presenting guest lectures in classes, serving in programs for minority students interested in academic careers, and interacting with undergraduate majors in host departments).

Recipients of the Chávez/Eastman/Marshall Dissertation Fellowships will be appointed by the Dean of Graduate Studies, upon the recommendation of a faculty selection committee in consultation with appropriate departments.

How to Apply

To apply, please follow the guidelines on the Chavez Fellowship application page.


Office of Graduate Studies
Dartmouth College
37 Dewey Field Rd., Suite 6062, RM. 437
Hanover, NH 03755-1419.

Telephone: (603) 646-2106.

Application Deadline: February 1
Award Announcement: April 1

Dartmouth College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action organization. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.