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.
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 by April 15, 2016. Your recommendation writer will receive an email with instructions for submitting the letter once your application is submitted. You may wish to notify your recommender earlier in order to meet the deadline.
Application deadline for the 2016-2017 Fellowship is April 15, 2016. If you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.