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 Dr. Ruth Simms Hamilton, the former Michigan State University professor and TIAA trustee. Professor Hamilton was a TIAA 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 study of the dispersion and settlement of African peoples once they left the African continent.

Fellowships are awarded to graduate students enrolled in a social science program at an accredited U.S. college or university and studying the African Diaspora

Deadline: January 3, 2011

If interested, please contact Jodi Lehman (