Gaius Charles Bolin Dissertation Fellowship


In 1985 Williams College established the Gaius Charles Bolin Fellowships to promote diversity on college faculties by encouraging able minority students to complete the doctoral degree and to pursue careers in college teaching. The Bolin Fellowships are one-year residencies at Williams. At least two graduate students from underrepresented groups are appointed each year. Fellows devote the bulk of their residency to the completion of dissertation work and teach one course as a faculty member in one of the College's academic departments or programs.


Bolin Fellowships will be awarded to graduate students from underrepresented groups who are working toward the Ph.D. in the humanities or in the natural, social, or behavioral sciences. Applicants must be U.S. citizens and must have completed all doctoral work except the dissertation by the end of the current academic year.

Award Amount

$31,000 in stipend, plus $4,000 for research expenses. The College will also provide health and dental benefits, relocation and housing assistance, academic support including office space and computer and library privileges.