Scholar in Residence Fellowship

*In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, this program has been put on pause. Once things adjust, we will update this webpage. Thank you for your patience.

Next Deadline: TBD

The CLAGS Residency Fellowship Program assists scholars and professionals whose research on the LGBTQ experience can benefit from access to CLAGS’s resources and its location in midtown Manhattan at the Graduate Center, City University of New York.

The Scholars-in-Residence Program is designed to (1) encourage research and writing on the history, literature and culture of the of the LGBTQ community or other dynamic projects relating to the LGBTQ experience, broadly conceived; (2) to promote and facilitate interaction among the participants including fellows funded by other sources; (3) to facilitate the dissemination of the researcher’s findings through lectures via CLAGS’s ongoing Events Series.

The CLAGS Scholar-in-Residence will be allowed to spend up to six months in residence.  Beyond a CLAGS affiliation, fellows will receive office space, access to libraries and electronic databases, as well as opportunities to meet and work with leading LGBTQ scholars in New York City. No monetary stipend is available to fellows.

The Fellowship Program is open to all disciplines with projects that are related to LGBTQ studies. Creative writing (works of poetry and fiction) and projects that result in a performance are not eligible. Applicants finishing dissertation topics are welcome to apply.

Application Requirements:

  • Cover Letter including name, contact information (mailing address, email, phone), the title of your proposed study, the names of your recommenders, and the fellowship you are applying for.
  • A 1500 word description of the proposed study
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Two letters of reference

Please read the detailed submisson guidelines for the Scholar-In-Residence Program before submitting your application.

Applications should be sent as a single PDF to the CLAGS Fellowship Committee at Recommendation letters must be sent directly from recommendors to

Deadline & Notification

CLAGS Scholar in Residence Fellowships are offered annually with up to two awarded each calendar year. Applications should be submitted no later than July 1st for a September start date and November 1st for a January start date.