Scholar-in-Residence Fellowship

Please note: This fellowship is now accepting applications. Please pay close attention to our deadlines, particularly if you are an international applicant. Thank you. 

The CLAGS Scholar-in-Residence Fellowship assists scholars and professionals whose research on the LGBTQ experience can benefit from access to CLAGS’s resources and its location in midtown Manhattan at the CUNY Graduate Center.

The fellowship is designed to (1) encourage research and writing on the history, literature and culture of the of the LGBTQ community or other dynamic projects relating to the LGBTQ experience, broadly conceived; (2) to promote and facilitate interaction among the participants including fellows funded by other sources; (3) to facilitate the dissemination of the researcher’s findings through lectures via CLAGS’s ongoing Events Series.

Scholars-in-Residence will be allowed to spend up to six months in residence.  Beyond a CLAGS affiliation, fellows will receive office space, access to libraries and electronic databases, as well as opportunities to meet and work with leading LGBTQ scholars in New York City. No monetary stipend is available to fellows.

The fellowship is open to all disciplines with projects that are related to LGBTQ studies. Creative writing (works of poetry and fiction) and projects that result in a performance are not eligible. Applicants finishing dissertation topics are welcome to apply.

Application Requirements

  • Cover Letter including name, contact information (mailing address, email, phone), the title of your proposed study, the names of your recommenders, and the fellowship you are applying for.
  • A 1500-word description of the proposed study
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Two letters of reference

Please read the detailed submission guidelines for the Scholar-In-Residence Fellowship before submitting your application.

Deadline & Notification

CLAGS Scholar-in-Residence Fellowships are offered annually, with up to two awarded each calendar year. Applications should be submitted no later than June 1st for a September start date and October 1st for a January start date.

CLAGS Scholars-in-Residence

Christina Chica (2023-2024)

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Christina is a child of migrants from Mexico and El Salvador. She is an interdisciplinary sociologist and scholar-theorist of placemaking who uses multiple methods to study placemaking among LGBT+, migrant, and racially marginalized populations across time and space. Their dissertation-to-book project, Queer Metropolis: LGBT+ Placemaking in Mexico City, investigates the relationship between urban change and LGBT+ placemaking in Mexico City with particular emphasis on how LGBT+ people and organizations have adapted to COVID-19.