The University of Texas at Austin offers a fully funded PhD in African and African Diaspora Studies. Dedicated to recruiting and admitting exceptional Ph.D. students who are committed to the study of Black life. The PhD program is an interdisciplinary scholarly approach to examining the lives of people of African descent throughout Africa and the African Diaspora. Ph.D. candidates are automatically considered for funding during the graduate admissions process; no separate fellowship application is required. A typical award includes a combination of university and department fellowships, and teaching and graduate research assistantships.