Yale LGBT Studies Research Fellowship

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies at Yale University is proud to announce the inaugural Yale LGBT Studies Research Fellowship.  The Fellowship, which will be offered annually, is designed to provide access to Yale resources in LGBT Studies for scholars who live outside the greater New Haven area. 

Scholars from across the country and around the world are invited to apply for the 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. The recipient is expected to be in residence for a minimum of twenty days during the period of their award and is encouraged to participate in the activities of Yale University, including programs organized by Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & Transgender Studies, Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies, and the Yale Research Initiative on the History of Sexualities.

A brief research proposal must include specific details about the relationship of the resources at Yale University to the project and its significance within the larger field of scholarly concern. Most of the holdings of the University Libraries are described in Orbis, the online catalogue of Yale University Library. Other research resources include the YRIHS Research Resources Guide, the Manuscripts and Archives Sexuality Subject Guide, the University Library Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Research Guide, and the Beinecke LGBTQI Research Guide*.

In order to apply, you must provide the following:

  • Application form
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Brief research proposal (1,200 word maximum)
  • Detailed list of specific research materials to be consulted at Yale during your fellowship
  • One confidential letter of recommendation, specifically addressing the merits of the proposed fellowship project (dossier letters will not effectively support your application). Recommendation letters are due April 30, 2014.

The application deadline for the 2014-2015 Fellowship was April 30, 2014. Applications for the 2014-2015 Fellowship are no longer being accepted at this time.  If you have any questions, please contact Linda Hase.

* If you are interested in working with materials in the collection of the Beinecke Library, please be aware that due to an upcoming renovation and temporary move scheduled for 2015, some collections may not be available during the fellowship period. To check on the status of specific materials, write to the curator: timothy.young@yale.edu. For all researchers: The Beinecke Library will not be accessible in May 2015.