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The TIAA-CREF Ruth Simms Hamilton Research Fellowship

The TIAA-CREF Ruth Simms Hamilton Research Fellowship was established to honor the memory and outstanding work of the late Dr. Ruth Simms Hamilton, the former Michigan State University professor and TIAA Trustee. Professor Hamilton served as a Trustee from 1989 to 2003 and during her 35-year career at Michigan State University, she was a highly regarded sociology professor and a faculty member of the African Studies Center, the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies and the Center for Advanced Study of International Development. She was an early pioneer of research concerning the African Diaspora, the dispersion and settlement of African people once they left Africa.

Fellowships are awarded to one or more graduate students enrolled in a social science program at an accredited U.S. college or university and studying the African Diaspora. The fellowships are awarded based on evaluation of submissions by an objective panel of judges. The submission period runs from October 1, 2010 through January 3, 2011 and candidates must register during this time by using the online application form.