CLAGS Fellowships

This past year, CLAGS offered five fellowships: The Martin
Duberman Fellowship, The Robert Giard Fellowship and the
Joan Heller–Diane Bernard Fellowship in Lesbian and Gay
Studies, the CLAGS Fellowship Award and the Paul Monette-
Roger Horwitz Dissertation Prize. We were impressed by the
number of applications and strength of all our candidates!
For The Robert Giard Fellowship, for instance, we received
applications from artists, filmmakers and scholars from
as far as Cairo, Egypt and Beirut, Lebanon. Our fellowship
winners are profiled in this newsletter and on our website.
Please check out our winners to read more about their
scholarship and artistic endeavors!
The Martin Duberman Fellowship is an endowed fellowship
named for CLAGS founder and first executive director,
Martin Duberman, this fellowship is awarded to a senior
scholar (tenured university professor or advanced
independent scholar) from any country doing scholarly
research on the lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender/queer
(LGBTQ) experience.
The Robert Giard Fellowship is an annual award named for
Robert Giard, a portrait, landscape, and figure photographer
whose work often focused on LGBTQ lives and issues, this
award is presented to an emerging, early or mid-career
artist from any country working in photography, photobased
media, video, or moving image, including short-form
film or video of no more than 30 minutes in length. This
award will support a directed project, one that is new or
continuing, that addresses issues of sexuality, gender, or
LGBTQ identity.
The Joan Heller–Diane Bernard Fellowship supports
research by a junior scholar (graduate student, untenured
university professor or independent researcher) and a
senior scholar (tenured university professor or advanced
independent scholar) into the impact of lesbians and/or
gay men on U.S. society and culture. Scholars conducting
research on lesbians are especially encouraged to apply. It
is open to researchers both inside and outside the academy
and is adjudicated by the Joan Heller–Diane Bernard
Fellowship committee in conjunction with CLAGS. The
winner may be asked to participate in CLAGS’s colloquium
series the following academic year to present her/his
research project.
Fall 2012, we will be offering these fellowships again, so
please visit for instructions on how
to apply.