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CLA RIGS GRPP

CLA-RIGS GRPP Summer 2019 Fellowship


The College of Liberal Arts, the RIGS Initiative, and the Departments of African and African American Studies, American Indian Studies, American Studies, Chicano and Latino Studies, Gender, Women and 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 2019. The CLA RIGS Summer Fellowship is a $4000 award that will be paid over five pay periods during the summer. 


Focus:  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 RIGS 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 and African American Studies, American Indian Studies, American Studies, Asian American Studies, Chicano and Latino Studies, and Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies.


Application and Deadline:  A completed application and proposal must be submitted to rigs@umn.edu by 9am on May 9, 2019.  The completed application will include the GRPP application form, a 3-page research proposal, a 2-page CV, and an unofficial transcript.  Download Application 


Selection Process: A committee of faculty from RIGS 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. 


Eligibility:  Recipients of the CLA RIGS Summer Fellowships are not eligible for other internal fellowships during summer 2019 (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 RIGS 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 rigs@umn.edu by September 1, 2019.