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The Center for LGBTQ Studies (CLAGS) has extended application deadlines for the following awards. Please distribute this announcement to your students and department. 

 

CLAGS serves as a national center for the promotion of scholarship that fosters social change. CLAGS makes its home at The Graduate Center, CUNY.

 

For more information, please visit our Fellowships and Award page.

 

All questions and inquiries should be directed to: clagsfellowships@gmail.com 

 

Submission deadlines for each award have been extended to December 18, 2020 (we encourage you to share this with all, if applicable)

 

Fellowship/Awards:

 

Amount: $250

Deadline: December 18, 2020

 

Each year, CLAGS sponsors a student paper competition open to all undergraduate students enrolled in the CUNY or SUNY system. A cash prize is awarded to the best paper written in a CUNY or SUNY undergraduate class on any topic related to gay, lesbian, bisexual, queer, or transgender experiences and scholarship. Essays should be between 12 and 30 pages, well thought-out, and fully revised.

Amount: $250

Deadline: December 18, 2020

 

Each year, CLAGS sponsors a  student paper competition open to all graduate students enrolled in the CUNY system. A cash prize is awarded to the best paper written in a CUNY graduate class on any topic related to gay, lesbian, bisexual, queer, or transgender experiences. Papers should be between 15 and 50 pages and of publishable quality.

Amount: $1,000

Deadline: December 18, 2020

 

This award, which honors the memories of Monette, a poet and author, and his partner, Horwitz, an attorney, will be given for the best dissertation in LGTBQ Studies, broadly defined, by a PhD candidate within the City University of New York system. The dissertation should have been defended in the previous year. Adjudicated by the CLAGS fellowships committee.

Amount: $2,000

Deadline: December 18, 2020

 

*Dissertations and book manuscripts from June 2019 onward will be accepted.

An award to be given annually for a graduate student, an academic, or an independent scholar for work on a dissertation, a first book manuscript, or a second book manuscript. The CLAGS Fellowship is open to intellectuals contributing to the field of LGBTQ studies. Intended to give the scholar the most help possible in furthering their work, the fellowship will be able to be used for research, travel, or writing support. Adjudicated by the CLAGS fellowships committee.

 

Amount: $2,500

Deadline: December 15, 2020

 

An endowed fellowship named for CLAGS founder and first executive director, Martin Duberman, and partner, Eli Zal, this fellowship is awarded to a graduate student, an independent scholar, or an adjunct from any country doing scholarly research on the lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender/queer (LGBTQ) experience.

 

University affiliation is not necessary. The award is adjudicated by the CLAGS fellowships committee. The winner of the fellowship may be asked to participate in CLAGS’s programming the following academic year to present their research project.

 

Amount: $1,000

Next Deadline: December 18, 2020​

This award, which honors the memory of Rivera, a transgender activist, will be given for the best book or article to appear in transgender studies this past year (2019-2020). Applications may be submitted by the author of the work or by nomination (the application requirements are the same for each; see below). Adjudicated by the CLAGS fellowships committee.