Sylvia Rivera

The following CLAGS fellowships and awards are now being offered! Please check details below for more information, or head to our website to get the full descriptions.

CLAGS Fellowship Award

An award to be given annually for a graduate student, an academic, or an independent scholar for work on a dissertation, first, or second book related. The CLAGS Fellowship is open to intellectuals who have demonstrated a significant contribution to the field of gay and lesbian studies. Intended to give the scholar the most help possible in furthering her or his work, the fellowship will be able to be used for research, travel, or writing support. Adjudicated by the fellowships committee of the Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies.

Award: $2,000

Application due: June 15th, 2013.

Requirements:*

A cover letter stating your name, address, contact information, school/campus affiliation and project description.

One full copy of the dissertation or at least three chapters from your first or second book.

Six full copies of the abstract to your dissertation or book manuscript.

*Paper applications preferred for the CLAGS Fellowship Award.


Sylvia Rivera Award in Transgender Studies

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 year (from May 2012 to June 2013). 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.

Award: $1,000

Application due: June 15th, 2013.

Requirements:

- A cover sheet detailing the article's publication venue or book's publisher, date of publication, and complete contact information for the applicant.

- If in print, please send six full copies of the article or, for books, six full copies of the first chapter or first 20 pages. If via email, please send the entire article, or first chapter, or first 20 pages in.pdf format.


Paul Monette-Roger Horwitz Dissertation Prize

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 fellowships committee of the Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies.

Award: $1,000

Application due: June 15th, 2013.

Requirements:

A cover letter stating your name, address, contact information, school/campus affiliation and project description.

One full copy of the dissertation.

Six full copies of the abstract.


Graduate Student Paper Award

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.

Award: $250

Application due: June 15, 2013.

Requirements:

Submissions should include a copy of the paper with the author's name, contact information, campus affiliation, and the name of the course/instructor for which the paper was written.


Undergraduate Student Paper Award

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. Essays should be between 12 and 30 pages, well thought-out, and fully realized.

Award: $250

Application due: June 15th, 2013.

Requirements:

Submissions should include a copy of the paper with the author's name, campus affiliation, and the name of the course/instructor for which the paper was written.


Student Travel Award

Each year, CLAGS sponsors two student travel awards open to all graduate students enrolled in the CUNY system.

A cash prize is awarded to a student presenting subject matter that addresses gay, lesbian, bisexual, queer, or transgender issues in their respective field. Presentations can be for conferences held in the U.S. or abroad.

Award: $250

Application due: September 15, 2013.

Requirements:

Submissions should include a one-page abstract of the paper or presentation and a cover sheet detailing the conference dates, location and complete contact information for the applicant.


PLEASE NOTE: With the exception of the Paul Monette-Roger Horwitz Dissertation Prize and the CLAGS Fellowship Award, digital applications are preferred to paper for all other fellowships and awards, and should be sent to clagsfellowships@gmail.com. Any paper applications can be mailed or dropped off directly to the CLAGS office:

The Center for Lesbian & Gay Studies
CUNY Graduate Center,
365 5th Avenue, Room 7115,
New York, NY 10016

*ALL Fellowships and Awards inquiries should be addressed to: clagsfellowships@gmail.com