CLA-RIDGS GRPP Summer Fellowship

The College of Liberal Arts the Center for RIDGS Studies are pleased to announce that the RIDGS (Race, Indigeneity, Disability, Gender, and Sexuality Studies) GRPP Summer Fellowships have been continued into 2023. The CLA RIDGS Summer Fellowship is a $6000 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, disability, 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 7, 2023. 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. Selected applicants will be informed by April 22.


Recipients of the CLA RIDGS Summer Fellowships are not eligible for other internal fellowships during summer 2023 (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. Previous recipients of the CLA RIDGS GRPP Summer Fellowship may not apply for another.

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 8, 2023.