Yale LGBT Studies Research Fellowship

EXTENDED APPLICATION DEADLINE AND NEW GUIDELINES

Dear applicant, 

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, we face new limitations and uncertainties, and so we have extended the application deadline until July 1. Should you be awarded the fellowship, your residence in New Haven must take place in the Spring semester, between January 19 and April 30, 2021

We hope these new stipulations do not cause you any inconvenience; to the contrary, we hope they make it easier to apply. 

Of course, the dimensions of the crisis continue to unfold, so we will update these changes further if necessary. 

Wishing you and your communities health and safety, 

The Yale LGBTS Committee



The application deadline for the 2020-2021 Fellowship will be Wednesday, July 1, 2020. 

The  Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies Fellowship at Yale University is offered annually, and 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 January 19 and April 30, 2021. 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 also due July 1, 2020 – please plan accordingly.

The application deadline is July 1, 2020.