CLA-RIDGS GRPP Summer Fellowship

The College of Liberal Arts, the RIDGS Initiative, and the Departments of African & African American Studies, American Indian Studies, American Studies, Chicano & Latino Studies, Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies, and the Program in Asian American Studies are pleased to announce that there will be two “RIGS” (Race, Indigeneity, Gender, and Sexuality Studies) GRPP Summer Fellowships in 2021. The CLA RIGS Summer Fellowship is a $4000 award that will be paid over five pay periods during the summer.


This program seeks to foster an interdisciplinary and cross-cultural community of faculty and graduate students committed to studying and teaching various subjects at the intersections of critical race, ethnic, indigenous, gender, and sexuality studies. The RIDGS Fellowships, like the CLA Graduate Research Partnering Program (GRPP), are intended to support the research of graduate students in CLA who seek to work with faculty mentors in African & African American Studies, American Indian Studies, American Studies, Asian American Studies, Chicano & Latino Studies, and Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies.

Application and Deadline: A completed application and proposal must be submitted to by 9:00 am on April 5, 2021. The completed application will include the GRPP application form, a single-spaced 2-3-page research proposal, a 2-page CV, and an unofficial transcript. Download Application 

Selection Process

A committee of faculty from RIDGS departments and programs will review applications and determine awards based on eligibility and merit of the submitted proposals. We will also take into account your current funding availability and whether or not you have held GRPPs in the past. 


Recipients of the CLA RIDGS Summer Fellowships are not eligible for other internal fellowships during summer 2021 (e.g. CLA DOVE Summer Fellowships, Graduate School Dissertation Fellowships, department fellowships). As a condition of the award, recipients may not register for courses during the summer term and may only hold up to a 25% appointment during the summer.

Reporting Requirements: Each CLA RIDGS Fellowship recipient must submit a 1-2 page progress report that includes the current status of the project and plans for conference presentations, public talks, publications, or exhibits that may result from the partnership. This report should be submitted to by September 4, 2021.