Fellowships and Awards

andré carrington Graduate Student Paper Award

Amount: $250

Next Deadline: June 1, 2016, 11:59 pm

Each year, CLAGS sponsors a  student paper competition open to all graduate students enrolled in the CUNY system.  A cash prize is awarded to the best paper written in a CUNY graduate class on any topic related to gay, lesbian, bisexual, queer, or transgender experiences. Papers should be between 15 and 50 pages and of publishable quality.

Requirements:

  1. Submissions should include a copy of the paper  with the author’s name, contact information, campus affiliation, and the name of the course/instructor for which the paper was written.

Applications may be submitted directly through email or through file-transfer sites such as WeTransfer. Please send all submissions/file transfers to clagsfellowships@gmail.com. Files saved on CD are also accepted. Print copies will not be accepted.

CLAGS Fellowship Award

Amount: $2,000

Next Deadline: June 1, 2016, 11:59 pm

An award to be given annually for a graduate student, an academic, or an independent scholar for work on a dissertation, a first book manuscript, or a second book manuscript. The CLAGS Fellowship is open to intellectuals contributing to the field of LGBTQ studies. Intended to give the scholar the most help possible in furthering their work, the fellowship will be able to be used for research, travel, or writing support. Adjudicated by the CLAGS fellowships committee.

Submissions Guidelines:

Requirements:

  1. A cover letter stating your name, address, contact information, school/campus affiliation and project description.
  2. If submitting a dissertation, please submit the most complete version of your dissertation; if submitting a first or second book manuscript, please submit at least three chapters from your proposed project.
  3. If submitting a dissertation, one copy of the abstract; if submitting a book manuscript, one copy of your prospectus.

Applications may be submitted directly through email or through file-transfer sites such as WeTransfer. Please send all submissions/file transfers to clagsfellowships@gmail.com. Files saved on CD are also accepted. Print copies will not be accepted.

Paul Monette-Roger Horwitz Dissertation Prize

Amount: $1,000

Next Deadline: June 1, 2016, 11:59 pm

This award, which honors the memories of Monette, a poet and author, and his partner, Horwitz, an attorney, will be given for the best dissertation in LGTBQ Studies, broadly defined, by a PhD candidate within the City University of New York system. The dissertation should have been defended in the previous year. Adjudicated by the CLAGS fellowships committee.

Requirements:

  1. A cover letter stating your name, address, contact information (mailing address, email address, and phone number), school/campus affiliation, and project description.
  2. One full copy of the dissertation.
  3. One full copy of the abstract.

Applications may be submitted directly through email or through file-transfer sites such as WeTransfer. Please send all submissions/file transfers to clagsfellowships@gmail.com. Files saved on CD are also accepted. Print copies will not be accepted.

Student Travel Award

Amount: $250

Next Deadline: November 15, 2016, 7:00 pm

Each year, CLAGS sponsors two student travel awards open to all graduate students enrolled in the CUNY system.

A cash prize is awarded to a student presenting subject matter that addresses gay, lesbian, bisexual, queer, or transgender issues in their respective field. Presentations can be for conferences held in the U.S. or abroad.

Award: $250

Requirements:

Submissions should include a one-page abstract of the paper or presentation and a cover sheet detailing the conference dates, location and complete contact information for the applicant

Please send all applications via e-mail to clagsfellowships@gmail.com

Award winners will be required to submit proof of attendance and travel.

Sylvia Rivera Award in Transgender Studies

Amount: $1,000

Next Deadline: June 1, 2016, 11:59 pm

This award, which honors the memory of Rivera, a transgender activist, will be given for the best book or article to appear in transgender studies this past year (2015). Applications may be submitted by the author of the work or by nomination (the application requirements are the same for each; see below). Adjudicated by the CLAGS fellowships committee.

Requirements:

  1. A cover sheet detailing the article’s publication venue or book’s publisher, date of publication, and complete contact information for the applicant.
  2. Please send the entire article or, for books, the first chapter or first 20 pages in .pdf format.

Applications may be submitted directly through email or through file-transfer sites such as WeTransfer. Please send all submissions/file transfers to clagsfellowships@gmail.com. Files saved on CD are also accepted. Print copies will not be accepted.

The Duberman-Zal Fellowship

Amount: $2,500

Next Deadline: November 15, 2016, 7:00 pm

An endowed fellowship named for CLAGS founder and first executive director, Martin Duberman, and partner, Eli Zal, this fellowship is awarded to a graduate student, an independent scholar, or an adjunct from any country doing scholarly research on the lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender/queer (LGBTQ) experience.

University affiliation is not necessary. The award is adjudicated by the CLAGS fellowships committee.

The winner of the fellowship may be asked to participate in CLAGS’s programming the following academic year to present their research project.

Submissions Guidelines:

Applications must include the following:

  1. A cover letter with your contact information (address, phone number, and e-mail), the title of your project, the names of your recommenders, and the fellowship you are applying for.
  2. A research proposal of 7-10 pages, double-spaced, including references.
  3. A brief statement of how the funds will be used.
  4. A curriculum vita.
  5. Two letters of recommendation.

Please send all submissions electronically via e-mail to clagsfellowships@gmail.com.

Letters of recommendation should be sent by email directly from recommenders to clagsfellowships@gmail.com.

Notification:

CLAGS will confirm the receipt of email submissions within a few days of receiving them.

Final decisions for the awards are made in the Spring.

The Passing the Torch Award

Next Deadline: November 15, 2016, 7:00 pm

This award recognizes the achievements and promise of an emerging scholar in LGTBQ Studies. The awardee is chosen annually by the CLAGS fellowships committee from a list of nominations made by our national advisory board of distinguished scholars in the field.

The Robert Giard Fellowship

Amount: $7,500

Next Deadline: November 15, 2016, 7:00 pm

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, photo-based media, video, or moving image, including short-form film or video.  The award now alternates annually between artists working exclusively with still image (photography) and those working with moving image (video or film).  Please make sure to check which medium (still vs. moving image) is eligible for this year’s award cycle, described below*. In either case, this award will support a directed project, one that is new or continuing, that addresses issues of sexuality, gender, or LGBTQ identity.

University affiliation is not necessary. If you are not sure whether you will be eligible for the award, we recommend that you contact us well before the deadline so we can make a determination; otherwise, you may be declared ineligible after the deadline and your application will not be submitted to the committee. This award is adjudicated by the fellowships committee of CLAGSand a jury of the Robert Giard Foundation.

*The 2017 Robert Giard Fellowship in Moving Image (Video and Film)

This award is presented to an emerging, early, or mid-career artist from any country working in moving-image (video or film). This award will support a directed project, one that is new or continuing, and that addresses issues of sexuality, gender, or LGBTQ identity.

General Submission Guidelines: Click here for Detailed Giard Submission Guidelines [.pdf format]

Applicants should send:

  1. Artist’s C.V.
  2. A description of the proposed project (500 – 750 words in length)
  3. Representative examples of their work (work samples)
  4. Two letters of support
  5. General Questionnaire

All materials should be sent to clagsfellowships@gmail.com. For information about how and where to send work samples, please look at our detailed Giard Fellowship guidelines.

Please email the CLAGS office with any questions.

Please make sure to print and read our Detailed Giard Submission guidelines [.pdf format] in addition to these guidelines written here for the Robert Giard Award.

Notification:

CLAGS will confirm the receipt of email submissions within two weeks of receiving all materials.

Final decisions for the awards are made in the spring.

The winner of the fellowship will be asked to participate in CLAGS and Giard Foundation programming the following academic year to present their completed project.

Undergraduate Student Paper Award

Amount: $250

Next Deadline: June 1, 2016, 11:59 pm

Each year, CLAGS sponsors a student paper competition open to all undergraduate students enrolled in the CUNY or SUNY system. A cash prize is awarded to the best paper written in a CUNY or SUNY undergraduate class on any topic related to gay, lesbian, bisexual, queer, or transgender experiences and scholarship. Essays should be between 12 and 30 pages, well thought-out, and fully realized.

Requirements:

Submissions should include a copy of the paper with the author’s name, campus affiliation, and the name of the course/instructor for which the paper was written.

Applications may be submitted directly through email or through file-transfer sites such as WeTransfer. Please send all submissions/file transfers to clagsfellowships@gmail.com. Files saved on CD are also accepted. Print copies will not be accepted.

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