Fellowships & Prizes

NEW! LGBTQ Faculty and Graduate Student Workshops

LGBT Studies is pleased to offer a small amount of funding towards faculty or graduate-student led workshops. Our goal is to build intellectual community on this campus by fostering interaction and collaboration amongst faculty or graduate students working on LGBTQ topics. Examples of workshops that could be funded include but are not limited to:

* Reading/discussion groups
* Papers in progress workshops
* Screenings or event attendance + post-event discussion

James Robert Brudner ‘83 Memorial Prize

This annual award goes to an accomplished scholar or activist who has made significant contributions to LGBT life. The Brudner prizewinner gives two lectures, one at Yale and one in New York City. The prize comes with an award of $5,000.

Sarah Pettit Doctoral Workshop

This workshop fellowship is an intensive dissertation writing workshop for a group of doctoral fellows coming from universities outside of Yale. Sarah Pettit Fellows will receive transportation, room, and board at Yale University; a research stipend; and the opportunity to have faculty in LGBT Studies at Yale closely engage with their work. Fellows may also petition to spend extra time in the Yale human sexuality archives after the workshop period. The fellowship is named in memory of the accomplished journalist and Yale alumna Sarah Pettit.

Solomon Research Fellowships in LGBT Studies

A generous gift from Andrew Solomon ‘85 has enabled us to organize an annual competition for summer fellowships to support undergraduate research projects in sexuality studies, especially lesbian, gay, bisexual, and/or transgender studies. Stipend support of $4,000 to $5,000 is granted for 8-10 weeks of fulltime summer research. Freshmen, sophomores, and juniors are eligible to apply.

Fund for Lesbian and Gay Studies (FLAGS) Research Awards

FLAGS provides grants of up to $5,000 to Yale faculty and graduate students for research and course development. There are two cycles of grant competitions and awards every year, in the fall and spring semesters.

Bruce L. Cohen Fund Research Awards

A special fund established through the generosity of Bruce L. Cohen ‘83 enables LGBTS to provide grants for undergraduates scholarly programming and research.

GALA Senior Essay Prize

In association with GALA (the Yale Gay and Lesbian Alumni/ae Association), LGBT Studies awards an annual prize of up to $500 for the best senior essay or project in LGBT Studies.

Yale LGBT Studies Research Fellowship

This fellowship supports scholars from any field pursuing research in lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and/or queer studies at Yale University, utilizing the vast faculty resources, manuscript archives, and library collections available at Yale. Graduate students conducting dissertation research, independent scholars, and all faculty are invited to apply.  Scholars residing within 100 miles of New Haven are ineligible. The fellowship provides an award of $4,000, which is intended to pay for travel to and from New Haven and act as a living allowance.  Granted for one month, the fellowship must be taken up between September 1, 2014 and April 30, 2015.