The Sarah Pettit Doctoral Fellowship seeks applicants for their biennial fellowship that provides a year of support to a graduate student who is writing a dissertation in LGBT Studies, with lesbian studies particularly encouraged. The winner receives $20,000. The fellowship runs September 2010-June-2011.
Sarah Pettit Fellowship at Yale
The Sarah Pettit Doctoral Fellowship is a biennial fellowship providing s a year of support to a graduate student, from an institution other than Yale, who is writing a dissertation in LGBT Studies, with lesbian studies particularly encouraged. The winner receives $20,000. The next fellowship runs from September 1, 2010-June 31, 2011. Residence in New Haven and participation in LGBTS is required during the tenure of the fellowship.
To apply, please send a short cover letter describing your engagement with LGBT Studies, a CV, a 1,000-word project description (with one-page bibliography), and a 100-word abstract of your project. Three letters of recommendation should be sent separately, including at least one letter from a member of your dissertation committee. The deadline for applications is January 15, 2010. Send all materials by USPS to: Sarah Pettit Fellowship, Yale LGBT Studies, PO Box 208334, New Haven, CT 06520-8334, or via private overnight delivery service to: Sarah Pettit Fellowship, Yale LGBT Studies, Harkness Hall room 312, 100 Wall St., New Haven, CT 06511.
The Sarah Pettit Fund was established in 2003 as a permanent endowment to honor and perpetuate the memory of lesbian activist Sarah Pettit, who earned her BA from Yale in 1988. Pettit died in 2003 in the midst of a high profile career as a writer, editor, and LGBTQ advocate. She was for many years the editor-in-chief and vice president of OUT Magazine, which she co-founded in 1992. In 1999, she was appointed the senior editor of Newsweek's Arts and Entertainment section. She served on the advisory board of the New York Lesbian and Gay Anti-Violence Project.
More information can be found on the Yale LGBT Studies Web site: http://www.yale.edu/lgbts/pettit.html