Date: 14 September 2005
To: All UF Graduate Students
From: UF Graduate School
RE: TIAA-CREF RUTH SIMMS HAMILTON RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP
The TIAA-CREF Ruth Simms Hamilton Research Fellowship is for students
enrolled in an accredited college or university in the United States who are
engaged in graduate research related to the study of the African Diaspora.
It is intended to provide research support. It is awarded for one year.
Recipients may reapply for the fellowship each year the program is offered.
You may apply for this fellowship if you are...
(1) A current graduate student in a program at an accredited college or
university in the United States.
(2) Maintaining a grade point average of 3.5 or higher (out of 4.0).
(3) Engaged in research relating to the African Diaspora.
(4) The author of an original, cutting-edge research paper on an aspect of
the African Diaspora.
You can apply for this fellowship online through Saturday, 15 October 2005,
by visiting this website:
You will also need to submit, by mail, three copies of the following:
(1) Your recent, original paper concerning an aspect of the African
Diaspora. Submissions should be double-spaced and between 20 to 30 pages
long, including notes.
(2) A letter of intent explaining your reasons for studying the African
Diaspora and stating how you would use this fellowship to further your
(3) Your undergraduate transcript.
(4) Your most recent curriculum vitae.
(5) Three separate recommendation letters (no more than three pages each)
from faculty or academic deans at your institution.
This fellowship is named in honor of the late Dr. Ruth Simms Hamilton,
Michigan State University (MSU) professor and 1989-2003 TIAA Trustee.
During her 35-year career at MSU, 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 the Advanced Study
of International Development.
For more information, please contact:
Mr. Cameron Johnson
TIAA-CREF Ruth Simmons Hamilton Research Fellowship Processing
c/o SPA Inc.
Nashville TN 37202-3737
Telephone: 615 320 3149 extension 119
E-mail: [log in to unmask]
All the best to you as your studies and research progress through this
cc: All UF Graduate Coordinators and Staff