Call for Proposals: Feminist Research Institute (FRI) Graduate Summer Research Fellowship 2015-16


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Please circulate this call for proposals to eligible graduate students. Call attached as PDF; details also available at:

The Feminist Research Institute at UC Davis invites proposals from graduate students across UC Davis whose work engages in inter-, multi-, or trans-disciplinary inquiry addressing gender and sexuality from an intersectional perspective, or draws from feminist theoretical and methodological frameworks to inform the design and execution of research, to apply for $2500 research fellowships for summer 2016.

We seek submissions from graduate students in any field whose work engages with the FRI mission to become:

"a collaborative, trans-disciplinary hub for exploring how gender, sexuality, race, and other social structures inform the design, execution, and interpretation of research. FRI will generate transformative, paradigm-shifting linkages across disciplines by bringing feminist ethics and methodologies to bear on the basic sciences, social sciences, humanities, health sciences, engineering, law, economics, and agriculture and environmental science."

Application Details and Instructions:

Each award provides $2500 to support research-related travel and expenses; writing and project development support (including living expenses); travel to workshops or summer institutes in the summer of 2016. Applicants may be continuing graduate students in any doctoral program; while students do not have to be ABD, the proposals should reflect a clearly defined research interest and justify the support in terms of future doctoral research.

We encourage all applicants to become graduate affiliates with FRI—contributing to and participating in the development of programming to support graduate student affiliate research interests. Awarded graduate students are expected to become FRI affiliates and share a research poster of their summer work at a fall 2016 reception hosted by FRI.

Application Materials:

  1. Project proposal narrative (600 words)
  • The proposal narrative should include how the project addresses gender, sexuality, race, along with other social structures; or, employs multi/transdisciplinary feminist approaches and methodologies in research; or draws from feminist ethics and theories to frame inquiry. Describe research, project work, or travel to be carried out in summer 2016 and how it relates to overall doctoral research.
  • If attending a summer institute or workshop, provide verification of attendance and explain how the institute/workshop aligns with this call for proposals.
  1. CV (max 2 pages)
  • Please include name, email, degree program, and main advisor contact information.
  1. Budget
  • Provide budget details and narrative of how funds will be used to carry out research work or travel in summer 2016.


Submit completed application materials via email to FRI, with the subject line “Graduate Summer Fellowship.” FRI affiliate faculty will review the applications, and recipients notified by the end of spring quarter. Funding will be dispersed June 2016. Email FRI with any questions. Note: students completing their degree requirements in Spring 2016 are ineligible for this award.

Best regards,

Amina Mama
Planning Director, Feminist Research Institute
Professor, Gender, Sexuality & Women’s Studies
One Shields Ave, University of California,
Davis, CA 95616


CFP, FRI Graduate Summer Research.pdf