Exterior at night

The Center at night

Side Entrance

The entrance of the CSGS

Heather Love audience

The audience listens as Lauren Berlant introduces Heather Love in 2014

Class discussion

Students participate in a classroom discussion at the Center

Héctor Carrillo

Héctor Carrillo talks with students after his book talk in 2018

Joan Scott

Joan Scott speaking at the Center in 2017

panel

Students listen to panelists present in 2017

Community room

The Community Room at 5733 S University

center door

Center entrance

5733 exterior

The exterior of 5733 S University

Bhanu Kapil

Poet Bhanu Kapil at the Center in 2016

Fellowship Opportunities

University of Chicago PhD students from all disciplines who are working in the areas of gender and/or sexuality studies are encouraged to apply for a Residential or Dissertation Completion fellowship.

You can apply for multiple fellowships through the application but you will only be eligible to receive one.

Applications are due on Sunday, February 16, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. Recommendation letters are due on Sunday, February 23, 2020. Details and eligibility requirements are below.

Dissertation Fellowships

Deadline: Sunday, February 16, 2020 at 11:59pm

The Center offers two fellowships for PhD students focusing on gender and/or sexuality within any discipline.

Eligibility: Applicants must have been admitted to candidacy by April 1st, 2020 and should be at an advanced stage of writing their dissertation. Applicants must be willing to be “in residence” at CSGS for the main three academic quarters, defined as participating in lectures and workshops on a bi-weekly basis and utilizing the provided office space at the Center for a minimum of 2 days a week. Some travel for research for brief periods is allowed, but this must be discussed with the CSGS Faculty Director in advance.

Please note: Other University of Chicago funding may restrict eligibility. Because the intent behind these fellowships is to allow the awardee to devote her/his full attention and effort to the dissertation, the terms of this award do not allow one to engage in any remunerative activity or to hold any other award during the period. Under some circumstances, an exception may be made for teaching one course, but this will be subject to some restrictions.

The following required materials will be requested with your application:

  • Two-page curriculum vitae
  • Two-page statement of purpose/cover letter describing your work in relation to your general intellectual preparation, commitments, etc.
  • One- to five-page prospectus (description of your dissertation)
  • One chapter of your dissertation
  • Timeline for completion of dissertation
  • The email addresses of two faculty recommenders – one must be your dissertation chair

Award: The successful candidates will receive a stipend of $23,000 for the academic year 2020-21. Tuition, student fees, and health insurance will be covered by the award. The recipients of this fellowship will also be given a shared office at the Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality from September 3, 2020, through August 24, 2021. Recipients of the fellowship are expected to participate in and present at the Gender and Sexuality Studies Workshop and to attend CSGS events as well as participate in the intellectual life of the center as a whole.

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Joint Dissertation Completion Fellowship (CSGS/CSRPC)

Deadline: Sunday, February 16, 2020 at 11:59pm

The Center offers one joint fellowship with the Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture for a PhD student working in the intersection of the topics of race and ethnicity and gender and/or sexuality within any discipline.

Eligibility: Applicants must have been admitted to candidacy by April 1st, 2020 and should be at an advanced stage of writing their dissertation. Applicants must be willing to be “in residence” at CSGS or CSRPC for the main three academic quarters, defined as participating in lectures and workshops on a bi-weekly basis and utilizing the provided office space at the Center for a minimum of 2 days a week. Some travel for research for brief periods is allowed, but this must be discussed with the CSGS Faculty Director in advance.

Please note: Other University of Chicago funding may restrict eligibility. Because the intent behind these fellowships is to allow the awardee to devote her/his full attention and effort to the dissertation, the terms of this award do not allow one to engage in any remunerative activity or to hold any other award during the period. Under some circumstances, an exception may be made for teaching one course, but this will be subject to some restrictions.  If the degree is not completed within six months of the end of the CSRPC/CSGS fellowship tenure, you will be ineligible for further University financial aid from any source, including tuition grants typically awarded in connection with teaching appointments.

The following required materials will be requested with your application:

  • Two-page curriculum vitae
  • Two-page statement of purpose/cover letter describing your work in relation to your general intellectual preparation, commitments, etc.
  • One- to five-page prospectus (description of your dissertation)
  • One chapter of your dissertation
  • Timeline for completion of dissertation
  • The email addresses of two faculty recommenders – one must be your dissertation chair

Award: The successful candidates will receive a stipend of $27,000 for the academic year 2020-21. Tuition, student fees, and health insurance will be covered by the award. The recipients of this fellowship will also be given a shared office at the Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality or Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture from September 3, 2020, through August 24, 2021. Recipients of the fellowship are expected to participate in and present at both Center’s workshops and to attend events as well as participate in the intellectual life of the centers as a whole.

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Residential Fellowships

Deadline:Sunday, February 16, 2020 at 11:59pm

In 2020-21, the Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality will offer up to four Residential Fellowships in gender and/or sexuality studies.

Eligibility: University of Chicago PhD students from all disciplines working in the areas of gender and/or sexuality are encouraged to apply.

Award: This fellowship provides a research fund of $1,000 along with shared office space at the Center. Recipients of the fellowship are expected to participate in and present at the Gender and Sexuality Studies Workshop and to attend CSGS events as well as participate in the intellectual life of the center as a whole.

The following required materials will be requested with your application:

  • Two-page curriculum vitae
  • Two-page statement of purpose/cover letter describing your work in relation to your general intellectual preparation, commitments, etc.
  • One- to five-page prospectus (description of your dissertation)
  • The email address of one faculty recommender

Please contact Bonnie Kanter, Student Affairs Administrator, at bonniek@uchicago.edu with any questions.

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