Applications For The Center for Black, Brown, and Queer Studies (BBQ+) Academic Fellowship Now Open

    Applications For The Center for Black, Brown, and Queer Studies (BBQ+) Academic Fellowship Now Open
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    Website The Center for Black, Brown, and Queer Studies Fellowship

    The Center for Black, Brown, and Queer Studies (BBQ+) is an independent Center dedicated to interdisciplinary research, pedagogy, and mentorship in critical race, Indigenous, postcolonial, and queer studies. The fellowship brings together a diverse group of scholars from undergraduates to postgraduates working across these fields in a collaborative and supportive environment.

    The fellowship is open to:

    1. College students (including students in community colleges) and recent graduates (3 years post-degree)
    2. Masters students and recent MA holders (3 years post-degree)
    3. PhD students
    4. Recent Postdoctoral scholars (up to 8 years post-degree)

    *The fellowship is open to undocumented and international applicants.

    *In all cases, parental leaves, family leaves, sick leaves, and any similar circumstances will not be counted within years-post-degree. For circumstances or other related considerations that are not documented, applicants are encouraged to write to


    The fellowship offers:

    1. Research Stipend: Fellows are offered a $3000 research stipend. They can also apply to reimburse other research or professionalization expenses. If you have another source of funding and can waive the research stipend, please indicate so in your application.
    2. Mentorship and Professionalization: Each cohort of fellows works closely with a mentor to develop their research project and prepare for a professional career. Fellows also have access to the broader network of the Center and the Senior Fellows.
    3. Community: The Center aims to foster a tightly-knit and supportive intergenerational and interdisciplinary community of scholars around shared academic interests.

    Application Materials

    To apply:

    1. Please fill out this application form.
    2. Please upload the following materials (all materials are to be uploaded to the application form):
      • Cover letter (1 page) explaining how the fellowship year will impact your work
      • Research proposal (1-2 page) explaining your research interests and the project that you anticipate to be working on during the fellowship year. Please explain what stage the project is at. If the project is part of a larger work (e.g. dissertation or book chapter), please describe the full project and explain which chapter(s) or part(s) you intend to work on during the fellowship.
      • Curriculum Vitae
      • A writing sample: Writing of continuous prose of at least 8 pages

    Applications submitted by May 1, 2022 will receive full consideration.

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