The Gender Studies Program’s second annual Bridge Fellows program

The Gender Studies Program at U of A is pleased to announce its second year bridge friends Program. The Bridge Fellows program is designed to support graduate research on gender issues in any faculty or college for the spring semester. The grant for Bridge Fellows is $1,000 per recipient, and this grant may be used to cover travel expenses, transcription costs, conference or webinar registration fees, archive access, acquisition of images, proofreading, and other funded and justifiable research expenses. The support may not be used for salaries.

Applications for the Bridge Fellows program

The research competition is open to all PhD students enrolled in spring 2023 courses at U of A working on gender issues including but not limited to:

  • gender and race
  • Gender and Colonialism
  • Gender and the Global South
  • Gender and Political Resistance
  • gender and violence
  • gender and politics
  • gender and disability
  • gender and diet
  • gender and religion
  • gender and family
  • gender and sexuality
  • gender and affect
  • gender and work
  • Gender and Anthropocene
  • sex and propaganda
  • gender and authoritarianism
  • gender and aesthetics
  • gender and popular culture
  • Gender and Epistemology
  • gender and health


  1. All Bridge Fellows must be enrolled in any graduate program at Fulbright College by Spring 2023.
  2. Bridge Fellows must issue the grant by April 7, 2023. Fellows may only spend the funds on the items in their budget proposal. Funds not spent will not be distributed.
  3. Bridge Fellows are required to present their ongoing work at the Gender Studies Spring 2022 Roundtable on April 7, 2023 from 12pm to 5pm
  4. Bride Fellows must provide Professor Lisa Corrigan with a brief account of how the grant was spent by April 11, 2023.
  5. Publications and presentations using Bridge Fellows funds should acknowledge this support.


The application consists of one PDF file containing the following:

  • a one-page resume
  • a 250-word biography detailing the candidate’s suitability, relevant academic training, progress toward completion, and the fit of this project into the candidate’s future plans, and the name of a U of A faculty sponsor/adviser/mentor
  • a 250-word summary of the proposed project
  • a budget with a very brief justification of how the support will be spent (expenses not included in the budget will not be covered)

Guidelines for Submission of Applications

All applications are due by midnight November 15th by email to

Please send a .pdf file titled: YOUR LAST NAMEBridgeFellow2023 (eg: CorriganBridgeFellow2023).

Direct questions to Professor Lisa Corrigan at [email protected].

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