BBQ+ Research and Media Fellowships

Review of applications begins on July 15th, 2019. Applications submitted before that date are guaranteed full review.

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Applications for the 2019-2020 BBQ+ Research and Media Fellowships are now open!

The Center for Black, Brown and Queer Studies (BBQ+) is delighted to begin accepting applications to its 2019-2020 fellowships, in partnership with the Science, Religion, and Culture program.

BBQ+ Fellows participate in a lively, collaborative and supportive community of scholars, artists, makers, activists and others, and engage in many of the Center’s various activities. Fellows work on different projects: writing projects (such as articles, book proposals, dissertation or book chapters, senior or master theses, term papers, etc), pedagogical projects (such as syllabi, teaching materials, etc), and art and media projects, among others.


FELLOWSHIP REQUIREMENTS

  1. Participating in BBQ+ Colloquium: The colloquium meets on the first week of the month. Invited guests share advanced versions of their work and discuss it with junior and senior fellows. All fellows are expected to regularly attend and participate in the colloquium.
  2. Participating in at least one of the following reading spaces each semester:
    • BBQ+ Study Circle: The study circle meets twice a month, in the second and fourth week of the month. Fellows take turns in selecting themes and curating readings for each meeting. The study circle is the space for collective intellectual exchange across fields and disciplines.
    • BBQ+ Theory Clinics: The theory clinics meet twice a month on the same week, but not on the same day as the Study Circle. Led by a Senior Fellow or visiting scholar, the theory clinics are seminar-style meetings built around a pre-curated series of readings to introduce fellows to particular topics and social theories.
  3. Participating in at least one of the following workshop spaces each semester:
    • BBQ+ Work Circles: The work circles meet on the third week of the month. Built around particular themes and topics, work circles are spaces where fellows circulate and discuss different versions of the projects that they are working on. Fellows are expected to actively participate and generously engage with each other’s work. Fellows are encouraged to propose work circles.
    • BBQ+ Writing Clinics: The writing clinics meet on the third week of the month. Led by a Senior Fellow or visiting scholars, the writing clinics are close-mentorship opportunities to workshop thesis, dissertation chapters, articles, book proposals, among others.
  4. Participating in BBQ+ Teach-ins: Teach-ins are condensed one-day meetings held once a semester. These are intended to be primers that help fellows cover specific areas or questions that touch on their work, or address important current events or issues. Fellows are invited to request or suggest topics for teach-ins and to participate in leading portions of teach-ins that touch on their areas of expertise. Topics and dates are announced at the beginning of every semester.
  5. Participating in BBQ+ Blogs: Fellows are expected to contribute to BBQ+ Media by publish 2 blog posts on some aspects of their work during their fellowship year.

FELLOWSHIP ELIGIBILITY AND APPLICATION

Research and pedagogy Fellowships:

Research fellows work on various research or pedagogical projects, including articles, chapters, theses, syllabi, etc. The Center is accepting applications for the following fellows:

  • Undergraduate Fellows: For undergraduates enrolled in any 4 year college or university.
  • Early Career Fellows: For BA/BS holders, Masters students, and MA/MSc holders.
  • Doctoral Fellows: For Doctoral students enrolled in PhD or equivalent programs.
  • Postdoctoral Fellows: For researchers who will have received their PhDs by the time at which they begin the fellowships, and no more than 5 years before the beginning of the fellowship.

To apply, submit the following materials here:

  1. Cover letter explaining your research interests and how they relate to the Center’s research agendas. Applicants are encouraged to mention whether they plan on joining a given study circle or a theory clinic in their first semester, how they see these activities helping their work, and how they see their contribution to the Center.
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Writing sample of no less than 8 pages of continuous prose. Writing samples should not exceed 12000 words at the absolute maximum.
  4. A statement on research or teaching: 1-2 pages explaining what they are working on or interested in, and their plans for the fellowship year.
  5. Review of applications begins on July 15th, 2019. Applications submitted before that date are guaranteed full review.

Media Fellowships:

Media fellowships are open to artists and makers at all stages of their careers. To apply, please submit the following materials here:

  1. Cover letter explaining your interests and how they relate to the Center’s agenda. Applicants are encouraged to mention whether they plan on joining a given study circle or a theory clinic in their first semester, how they see these activities helping their work, and how they see their contribution to the Center.
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Portfolio or samples of previous work.
  4. A statement on current and future work: 1-2 pages explaining what they are working on or interested in, and their plans for the fellowship year.

Review of applications begins on July 15th, 2019. Applications submitted before that date are guaranteed full review.


RENEWAL OF FELLOWSHIPS & FORMER SRC FELLOWS:

Former BBQ+ fellows seeking to renew their fellowship and former SRC fellows seeking to join the BBQ+ new fellowship cohort should submit a letter to the director outlining their desire to renew their fellowship and the project that they will be working on in the following year. Applicants are encouraged to mention the study circles or clinics that they plan to join.


IMPORTANT NOTES

  • The Center does not provide financial support for fellows but will support their grant applications, as appropriate.
  • The fellowship does not automatically offer course credit for students.
  • Fellowships are non-residential. Participation requirements are the same for resident and non-resident fellows. Non-resident fellows are expected to join all meetings through our online platforms.
  • Fellows are expected to acknowledge the Center’s support in publications and materials relevant to their fellowship.