Graduate Fellowship Opportunities
Graduate Residential and Dissertation Fellowships
The application deadline has passed for 2021-2022. Please check back in Winter 2022.
University of Chicago PhD students from all disciplines who are working in the areas of race and/or ethnic studies are encouraged to apply for the CSRPC fellowships.
The Center offers three fellowships. Two fellowships are for students working in the areas of race/ethnicity, and one joint fellowship with the Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality for someone working in the intersection of the topics of race and ethnicity and gender and/or sexuality. Please contact Jacqueline Gaines, Student Affairs Administrator, at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
2021-2022 Dissertation Completion Fellowships (CSRPC and joint CSRPC/CSGS)
Description: The goal of the fellowship is to enable an outstanding doctoral student interested in the study of race and ethnicity to devote their full energies to the completion of the dissertation. One CSRPC will be awarded to someone working on the topic of race and ethnicity. One joint fellowship with the Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality will be awarded to someone working in the intersection of the topics of race/ethnicity and gender and/or sexuality.
Award: The fellowship carries a stipend of $27,000 for the academic year, a $1,000 travel and research budget, and will cover advanced residence tuition, fees, and basic university student health insurance, if needed. The successful applicant will also be provided with shared office space at the Center from September 3, 2021, through August 24, 2022.
Expectations: The fellow will be expected to be in residence during the award year, to regularly attend and present their work at the Reproduction of Race and Racial Ideologies Workshop meetings, and to actively participate in the intellectual life of the center as a whole.
Eligibility: University of Chicago doctoral students who have completed all requirements for the Ph.D. but the dissertation, including formal admission to candidacy, and expect to complete all field work by September 1, 2021, are eligible to apply. Any dissertation that has as its central focus issues related to race or racialized groups will be considered. Special consideration will be given to projects that attend to the intersection of race or ethnicity with other identities such as gender, class, sexuality, and nationality.
Please note: Other University of Chicago funding may restrict eligibility. Because the intent behind these fellowships is to allow the awardee to devote her/his full attention and effort to the dissertation, the terms of this award do not allow one to engage in any remunerative activity or to hold any other award during the period. Under some circumstances, an exception may be made for teaching one course, but this will be subject to some restrictions. If the degree is not completed within six months of the end of the CSRPC/CSGS fellowship tenure, you will be ineligible for further University financial aid from any source, including tuition grants typically awarded in connection with teaching appointments.
2021-2022 Residential Fellowship
Description: The residential fellowship provides research funding and office space to a current doctoral student interested in the study of race and ethnicity.
Award: This fellowship provides a research fund of $1,000 and shared office space at the Center from September 3, 2021, through August 24, 2022.
Expectations: Recipients of the fellowship are expected to be in residence during the award year, to actively participate in the Reproduction of Race and Racial Ideologies Workshop and to participate in the intellectual life of the center as a whole.
Eligibility: University of Chicago PhD candidates from all disciplines working in the areas of race/ethnicity are encouraged to apply.