Each academic year, the Institute for Research on Women, Gender, and Sexuality sponsors two graduate fellowships. Graduate fellows will be expected to participate actively in IRWGS activities and to do a maximum of 60 hours of work per semester: they will coordinate the IRWGS Graduate Colloquium, and assist the IRWGS Director and Associate Director, and the Directors of Graduate Studies and Undergraduate Studies with occasional research and administrative tasks related to the program. Priority given to students currently holding or with exam scheduled for IRWGS Graduate Certificate in Feminist Scholarship.
2016 - 2017 Graduate Fellowships
Graduate fellows will be expected to participate actively in IRWGS activities and to complete a maximum of 60 hours of work per semester. Fellows will coordinate the IRWGS Graduate Colloquium (described below), organize the Graduate Student Open House, and assist the IRWGS Director and Associate Director, and the Directors of Graduate Studies and Undergraduate Studies with occasional research, administrative, and social media.
Selection will be based on academic distinction in feminist and departmental scholarly work, and a proven commitment to IRWGS and its activities. IRWGS Graduate Fellowships generally go to Ph.D. students who have completed or are planning to complete the IRWGS graduate certificate. Please note that IRWGS graduate fellows may not hold other fellowships or grants (including the Whiting and the Kluge from Columbia). Applicants must indicate in their application any plans to apply for other fellowships and grants and must inform the Institute if they accept other grants that may conflict with the IRWGS Graduate Fellowship requirements. These are GSAS rules.
The IRWGS Graduate Colloquium
The Colloquium consists of two ongoing programs: “Theory Monday” and “Graduate Colloquium.” IRWGS Graduate Fellows coordinate these programs and, in consultation with the Director of Graduate Studies, have significant input into determining the content of both programs. In past years, meetings have focused on graduate student work-in-progress and recent published scholarship in the field, faculty-led discussion of particular texts or a body of work, current research by faculty members, and/or workshops on professional issues such as preparing work for conferences and for publication, drafting dissertation prospectuses, and applying for academic jobs.
Graduate Fellows will be expected to secure space for all events (usually the IRWGS seminar room), maintain a regularly updated email list, notify participants of upcoming events, copy and distribute any pre-circulated readings, purchase light refreshments for each meeting, maintain a Colloquium budget, and write IRWGS blog posts for all programs.