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Below is a list of current and relevant fellowships and internships related to gender or sexuality. Want to pursue one of these opportunities, or another not on this list? Contact GenCen's Assistant Director, Rebecca Irvine or our Advisor, Patrick Arnold, for assistance!

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Innovate ME: Gender Equality Officer

Deadline: December 10, 2019
Employer: Youth Challenge International
Location: Djibouti 


Intern: Human Rights, Multiculturalism, and Migration

Deadline: December 11, 2019
Employer: Centre for Human Rights, Multiculturalism, and Migration
Location: Jember, Indonesia 


Intern: Gender Equality Team

Deadline: December 25, 2019
Employer: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Location: Istanbul, Turkey

Duration: 4-6 months

Gender Specialist Intern (roster)

Deadline: December 31, 2019
Employer: UNDP
Location: Beijing, China
Duration: 3-6 months

 Social Sciences on Gender and Disability

Deadline: December 31, 2019
Employer: UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP)
Location: Bangkok, Thailand


Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Brighton, England

Deadline: December 11, 2019
Description: The Institute of Development Studies (IDS) is a global research and learning organisation for equitable and sustainable change, based in Brighton.

The Governance Team at IDS has secured a new ESRC funded project, Sustaining Power: Women’s struggles against backlash in contemporary South Asia (SuPWR). The project aims to understand the strategies and mechanisms through which women’s movements are able to retain power and sustain gains against backlash and counter attacks.


Postdoctoral Research Fellow, USC Mellon Humanities and the University of the Future

Deadline: December 13, 2019
Location: University of Southern Calfiornia
Description: The USC Mellon Humanities and the University of the Future Program seeks applications for a two-year Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in any area of the humanities from scholars with interests in academic administration. The annual salary will be $75,000, plus benefits and a yearly $2000 research/travel allowance.

2020-2021 Bonquois Postdoctoral Fellow in Women's History

Deadline: December 30, 2019
Location: Tulane University
Description: The Newcomb Institute of Tulane University is seeking a postdoctoral fellow in women’s history for the 2020-2021 academic year (July 1, 2020-June 30, 2021). We invite applicants whose research is intersectional and engages with women and politics, women and second-wave feminist organizations, women and social movements, women’s higher education, women’s health, or Southern women’s organizing within national organizations. A research focus on 20th century women’s history in the Gulf South is preferred though not required.

REinforcing Women In REsearch (REWIRE) Program 2020

Deadline: December 31, 2019
Location: University of Virginia
Description: The overall goal of the 36-month REinforcing Women In REsearch (REWIRE) COFUND Programme Fellowship is to establish a support scheme for excellent postdoctoral female researchers to foster their scientific development, to nurture their expertise and to make a profound impact on their future careers.

IMMANA Fellowships for emerging leaders in agriculture, nutrition, and health research

Deadline: December 31, 2019
Award: Research stipend; travel allowance; honorarium for mentors

Career development Fellowships on Innovative Methods and Metrics for Agriculture and Nutrition Actions (IMMANA Fellowships) aim to create a cadre of emerging leaders in agriculture, nutrition, and health research.

This workstream of the IMMANA programme is led by the Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University. It consists of four annual rounds of 6 Fellowships each year. The application is now open for the fifth round of funding. In each round, IMMANA will awarded six 12-month post-doctoral Fellowships to emerging leaders who are applying and/or validating new methodological approaches with mentors in ongoing research programmes in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). 


Post-doctorial Research Fellow 

Deadline: December 31, 2019
Funder: Leveraging Evidence for Access and Development

Located in Delhi, India. EPoD India at IFMR, in collaboration with Yale University's Economic Growth Centre and MacMillan Center, work together to use economic frameworks and analytical tools to answer pressing policy questions and spur real-world change. Current areas of research include gender and economic engagement (labor markets, technology, and financial inclusion); environmental policy, and governance.

 DoS: English Language Fellows

Deadline: December 31, 2019
Award: varies 

English Language Fellows are highly qualified U.S. TESOL professionals who assist U.S. Embassies in delivering and maintaining quality English language programs. Through 10-month assignments, Fellows share their expertise and interests, develop new skills by teaching in different contexts, and gain unique international experience. They also support U.S. Department of State diplomatic efforts to foster mutual understanding between the people of the United States and other countries. Involvement in these projects has helped alumni obtain higher-level jobs in the TESOL field.

The English Language Fellow Program is highly competitive, and the teachers selected to participate represent the best of the U.S. TESOL community. We are actively recruiting experienced educators and scholars with a graduate degree in TESOL or a related field and a demonstrated commitment to the field of English language teaching. 

American Institute of Indian Studies LANGUAGE STUDY IN INDIA

Deadline: December 31, 2019
Award: varies 

The program for 2020-2021 will begin in September 2020. Instruction will be offered at the AIIS Language Centers and the program will be administered in India by AIIS staff. This is an intensive language program that provides four hours of classroom instruction five days a week. Classes are small and individual tutorials are provided. There will be regular assignments outside of class and there is special emphasis on connecting with the local speech community and on selfmanagement of learning.

Participants must take part in all program events, such as attending films, plays, and other cultural activities. They are also encouraged to stay with local host families. This is not a research program; participants are expected to devote all their energies to activities that will increase their competence in all areas of language skills--speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Participants will have ample opportunity to study their research-related materials in the target language during personal tutorials.

Post-Doctoral Research Associate

Deadline: January 3, 2020
Location: Princeton University, Shelby Cullom Davis Center for Historical Studies
Description: We invite recent Ph.D.'s to apply for a postdoctoral position focused on the more specific topic of “Resistance and Revolutionary Change.” The successful candidate will work on some aspect of how resistance to forms of domination based on perceived differences in race, ethnicity, nationality, gender, sexuality, religion or political belief drove revolutionary change in past societies. We invite candidates working on any time period or geographical area, and especially encourage applicants whose work ranges beyond the twentieth and twenty-first century United States.

2020-2021 Fellowships for U.S. Scholars Conducting Field-Based Research on Palestine

Deadline: January 6, 2020
The Palestinian American Research Center (PARC) announces its 21st annual U.S. research fellowship competition for research that will contribute to Palestinian Studies. Applicants must be doctoral students or scholars who have earned their PhD and must be U.S. citizens.


Chateaubriand Fellowship Program

Deadline: January 7, 2020
Award: Varies

Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics & Biology-Health
The Chateaubriand Fellowship in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics & Biology-Health (STEM) for doctoral students aims to initiate or reinforce collaborations, partnerships or joint projects between French and American research teams. This fellowship is offered by the Office for Science & Technology (OST) of the Embassy of France in partnership with American universities and French research organizations such as Inserm and Inria. It is a partner of the National Science Foundation’s GROW program.

Humanities and Social Sciences
The Chateaubriand Fellowship in Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS) targets outstanding Ph.D. students from American universities who seek to engage in research in France, in any discipline of the Humanities and Social Sciences. This fellowship is offered by the Cultural Services of the Embassy of France. HSS Chateaubriand fellows are selected through a merit-based competition, using a binational collaborative process involving expert evaluators from both countries.


ARCE: American Research Center in Egypt-Research Fellowship and Research Associate Positions

Deadline: January 12, 2020
Award: Monthly stipend $2200-$3520

 This fellowship is open to U.S. citizen pre-doctoral candidates (ABD), postdoctoral scholars, faculty and senior scholars at museums, universities and institutions worldwide for a minimum stay of three months and a maximum stay of 12 months. Fields of Study include: Anthropology, Archaeology, Architecture, Art, Art History, Comparative Literature, Coptic Studies, Economics, Egyptology, Ethnomusicology, Gender Studies, History, Humanistic Social Sciences, Islamic Studies, Literature, Music, Political Science, and Religious Studies.

Eligibility for funding from the Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) Bureau of the State Dept:

  • Applicant must be a U.S. citizen;
  • Applicants may be ABD doctoral candidates, postdoctoral, faculty or independent scholars;
  • Funding available for 3-12 continuous months in Egypt.

2020-2021 NEH/FPIRI Fellowships for Scholars Conducting Field-Based Humanities Research in Palestine

Deadline: January 13, 2020
$4,200 per month
The Palestinian American Research Center (PARC) announces its 8th National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Fellowship Programs at Independent Research Institutions (FPIRI) competition for research in the humanities or research that embraces a humanistic approach and methods. Applicants must be scholars who have earned their PhD or completed their professional training. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or have lived in the United States for the last three years.


ARCE: Coptic Icons Postdoctoral Fellowships

Deadline: January 15, 2020

This two-year fellowship is open to U.S. citizen postdoctoral scholars. The successful applicant will work in the ARCE Project Archives in Cairo with materials from a USAID-funded project (1998-2004) that documented and conserved Coptic icons from the Byzantine to Ottoman periods. The successful candidate will assess the Coptic Icons database and project documentation, and crosscheck and reference the meta-data contained in the database against some 3,000 images.

Expected outputs for the first year include the submission of an article to a peer-reviewed journal, an article for ARCE’s membership magazine, Scribe, and a report for Following the assessment phase of the Coptic Icons database, the fellow will develop a publication proposal based on the database. Expected output for the second fellowship year is a draft manuscript. The primary subject of research investigation should be a critical examination of some aspect of the history, thought, or culture of Coptic Christianity as related to the Coptic Icons database.

Scholars who focus on Coptic or Byzantine iconography from disciplines such as art history, history, philosophy and theology/religious studies or other related humanities disciplines are encouraged to apply. Doctoral candidates who have successfully defended their dissertation by March 1, 2020, with a PhD in hand by September 15, 2020, are eligible to apply. 

 ARCE: Pre-dissertation Travel Grant

Deadline: January 15, 2020
Award: $2,400, airfare 

This fellowship is open to U.S. citizen pre-doctoral candidates who have completed all coursework prior to arriving in Egypt. The grantee may have completed their comprehensive exams and/or been granted approval for the dissertation proposal. It is not necessary to have advanced to ABD status. The grantee will conduct exploratory research to identify sources, build professional networks and visit heritage sites, research libraries and archives in Egypt. The U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs funds the fellowship through a grant to the Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC). The minimum stay is one month, with a maximum stay of two months. 

Fields of Study: Anthropology, Archaeology, Architecture, Art, Art History, Comparative Literature, Coptic Studies, Economics, Egyptology, Ethnomusicology, Gender Studies, History, Humanistic Social Sciences, Islamic Studies, Literature, Music, Political Science, and Religious Studies.

 Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute

Deadline: January 15, 2020
Award: $29,700

CHCI’s Graduate Fellowship Program is designed for exceptional emerging Latino leaders who want to immerse themselves in a specific public policy area. This paid, nine-month fellowship will provide you with valuable work experience, access to powerful Latino network, and a chance to showcase your public policy knowledge on Capitol Hill.

The Graduate Fellowship Program provides a deeper dive into public policy. You will immerse yourself by spending four days each week (Monday-Thursday) learning all facets of public policy, working with colleagues on significant projects. You will spend invaluable time understanding how effective policy is created and implemented, building on what you learned in your graduate studies.

On Fridays, you will join the Fellowship cohort for a full day of leadership development centered on CHCI’s four Pillars of Leadership—Civic Engagement, Social Responsibility, Self Empowerment, and Promoting Community and Hispanic Culture. Weekly programming will refine your leadership skills, affirm your career goals and focus area, and allow you the opportunity to spend time discussing policy issues of national concern. You will gain experience proposing effective policy solutions by critically examining all sides and implications of these issues. The service component of the program will help you understand how important it is to remain socially involved and “pay it forward” for the next generation of Latino leaders. 

CAORC/NEH: Senior Research Fellowship 

Deadline: January 23, 2020
Award: $5,000 per month stipend
Description: The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Senior Research Fellowship supports advanced research in the humanities. Fellowship awards are for four to six consecutive months (i.e. you can hold the fellowship for four, five, or six consecutive months). Selected fellows are awarded $5,000 per month of the award.

Important information about the fellowship competition:

  • Fields of study include, but are not limited to, history, philosophy, religious studies, literature, literary criticism, and visual and performing arts. In addition, research that embraces a humanistic approach and methods will be considered.
  • Applicants must propose four consecutive months of research in an American overseas research center in one of the following countries: Algeria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Cambodia, Cyprus, Georgia, Indonesia, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Myanmar (Burma), Nepal, Senegal, Sri Lanka or Tunisia
  • Fellows may travel and carry out research for four to six consecutive months between the period of May 2020 to November 2021.

Selected fellows must work on their research full-time during their period of funding

Diversity Predoctoral Fellow- Pennsylvania University Abington

Deadline: January 29, 2020

This award is designed to provide support and mentorship for a promising scholar who is committed to diversity, with the goal of preparing the scholar for a tenure-track appointment at Penn State or elsewhere. The fellowship will be for the academic year 2020-2021, with the opportunity for renewal for an additional year. 

Boren Awards- Fellows

Deadline: January 29, 2020
Award: vary: 12-24 wks (up to $12,000); 25-36 wks (up to $20,000); 37-52 wks (up to $24,000)

The Boren Awards fund the intensive study of language and culture abroad by U.S. undergraduate or graduate students. All eligible applicants have the option to either apply for a Regional Flagship Language Initiative or select/design their own study program. All Boren Awards-funded programs must include language study as a core element for the duration of the grant. Applicants are encouraged to select or design programs that will provide an immersive environment both in the classroom and through extracurricular activities in order to demonstrate their commitment to language study. Contact the MSU Office of Education Abroad for more information.

Boren Fellows must have a serious language component in their overseas study proposals. This is the only required element, so proposals to enroll in a traditional language program will be sufficient. Graduate students are encouraged to simultaneously pursue research relevant to their degrees, additional academic coursework, and/or internships. If these activities are conducted in the target language, they may be considered part of the language component of the proposal. Graduate students may also supplement their overseas study with private tutoring.



Deadline: February 1, 2020
Award: $32,000 as stipend and travel expenses; $18,000 for room and board
Description:  The American Center of Oriental Research (ACOR) offers maximum single award of ten months for a scholar who has a Ph.D. or has completed his or her professional training.Fields of research include, but not limited to: modern and classical languages, linguistics, literature, history, jurisprudence, philosophy, archaeology, heritage studies, comparative religion, ethics, and the history, criticism, and theory of the arts. Social and political scientists are encouraged to apply. 


Ernst Mach Grant

Deadline: February 1, 2020
Award: Varies

The Ernst Mach Grant program is named after the famous Austrian physicist and philosopher Ernst Mach (1838-1916). The grant program is financed by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science, and Research (BMBWF). Students and young researchers from foreign universities are invited to apply for this grant to come to Austria for a research or a study stay.

The grant covers the following areas of study or research:

  • Natural Sciences
  • Technical Sciences
  • Human Medicine, Health Sciences
  • Agricultural Sciences
  • Social Sciences
  • Humanities
  • Arts

 National Endowment for the Humanities- Public Scholars

Deadline: February 5, 2020
Description: The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Division of Research Programs is accepting applications for the Public Scholars program. The purpose of this program is to support the creation of well-researched nonfiction books in the humanities written for the broad public by offering grants to individual authors for research, writing, travel, and other activities leading to publication. The program is intended both to encourage non-academic writers to deepen their engagement with the humanities by strengthening the research underlying their books, and to encourage academic writers in the humanities to communicate the significance of their research to the broadest possible range of readers.

 Boren Award- Scholars

Deadline: February 5, 2020
Award: 8-11 wks (up to $8,000); 12-24 wks (up to $10,000); 25-52 wks (up to $20,000)

The Boren Awards fund the intensive study of language and culture abroad by U.S. undergraduate or graduate students. All eligible applicants have the option to either apply for a Regional Flagship Language Initiative or select/design their own study program. All Boren Awards-funded programs must include language study as a core element for the duration of the grant. Applicants are encouraged to select or design programs that will provide an immersive environment both in the classroom and through extracurricular activities in order to demonstrate their commitment to language study. Contact the MSU Office of Education Abroad for more information.

 Boren Scholars should seek study abroad programs that have a serious language component. Although such programs may include some coursework, unpaid internships, or volunteer opportunities conducted in English, the strongest applicants will make every effort to immerse themselves in language study. Language study should comprise the majority of overseas coursework. Beyond the classroom, language immersion may take place in university housing with local students, in homestays with local families, or through research or volunteering conducted in the local language.

 The Institut Français d’Amérique Fund Research Fellowships

Deadline: February 15, 2020

The Society for French Historical Studies offers two research fellowships for maintenance during research in France for a period of at least one month.  Candidates should be working on Ph.D. dissertations, or they should have received the Ph.D. no longer than three years before the application deadline.  These awards are not for travel to or from France.  The proposed fields for research can include all areas of French historical and cultural studies.  These research fellowships are supported by "The Institut Français d’Amérique Fund" of the SFHS.

The two awards will be named in alternating years the Gilbert Chinard Fellowship or the Harmon Chadbourn Rorison Fellowship, for the first award, and the Edouard Morot-Sir Fellowship or the Catherine Maley Fellowship, for the second award.  The Chinard/Rorison Fellowship will support research in all areas of French historical and cultural studies.  The Morot-Sir/Maley Fellowship will give preference to young scholars working in a broadly defined field of cultural history, art history, or literary studies.

Deadline: March 1, 2020
Award: monthly stipend $2,230; $1100 airfare; office facilities

The International Institute for Asian Studies (IIAS), in the Netherlands, invites outstanding scholars to apply for a fellowship at IIAS. The position of affiliated fellow is intended for outstanding researchers from around the world, to work on an important aspect of Asian studies research in the social sciences and humanities. Interdisciplinary interests are also encouraged. We also welcome researchers who would like to work on a collaborative grant proposal or develop their PhD thesis into a book publication.

Research focus: IIAS is an institute that actively promotes innovative research and seeks the interconnection between academic disciplines. In doing so, we are particularly looking for researchers focusing on the three IIAS clusters 'Asian Cities', 'Asian Heritages' and 'Global Asia'. However some positions will be reserved for outstanding projects in any area outside of those listed. Applications that link to more than one field are also welcome.

International Research Scientist Development Award (IRSDA) (K01) Independent Clinical Trial Not Allowed

Deadline: March 6, 2020 
Award: up to $75,000 (salary), up $30,000 in research support 

The purpose of the International Research Scientist Development Award (IRSDA) is to provide support and protected time (three to five years) to advanced postdoctoral U.S. research scientists and recently-appointed U.S. junior faculty (applicants must be at least two years beyond conferral of doctoral degree) for an intensive, mentored research career development experience in a low- or middle-income country (LMIC), as defined by the World Bank (, including "low-income," "lower-middle-income," and "upper-middle-income" countries) leading to an independently-funded research career focused on global health.

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites applications from postdoctoral research scientists and junior faculty from any health-related discipline who propose career development activities and a research project that is relevant to the health priorities of the LMIC under the mentorship of LMIC and U.S. mentors.   

Research Grant for Foreign Scholars in Chinese Studies    

Deadline: March 31, 2020
Award: Travel expenses, research expenses depending on proposal

The Sinology Research Center wholeheartedly welcomes global Sinology researchers to come to Taiwan for special research, combining the collection resources of the National Library and the Sinology Research Center, as well as various electronic databases inside and outside the library, plus important academic institutions such as the Academia Sinica and Taiwan University. The resources should meet the information needs of researchers.

The main resources of the Sinology resources provided by the Center are as follows: Mainland Sinology Books and Periodicals: including about 90,000 books in mainland China including literature, history, philosophy, social sciences, art, and archaeology. And about 1,600 journals and periodicals. Jingzhao Overseas Books: Any version that has been lost or incomplete in China, or a rare rare book in China, is currently included in the collection.

This program is aimed at supporting the work of foreign professors, associate professors, assistant professors (including post-doctoral researchers) and doctoral candidates in departments related to Chinese studies at foreign universities, as well as researchers at related foreign academic institutes. Research tenure is one month to one year. 

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Description: The Clayman Institute offers a two-year postdoctoral fellowship. Recent Ph.D.'s in the humanities and social sciences whose research focuses on gender with an intersectional perspective are eligible. We encourage scholars with a strong interest in interdisciplinary methods to apply.

Women’s Philanthropy Institute Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship

The goals of the WPI Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship are to increase research and understanding of gender and philanthropy, contribute to building the field of study of gender and philanthropy, and support and encourage emerging scholars in their study of gender and philanthropy. WPI fellowship impact The WPI Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship embodies the interdisciplinary strengths of the field of philanthropic studies. Funding for additional research and dissertation writing is difficult to obtain; for emerging scholars this fellowship fills a much needed gap. The fellowship has enabled award recipients to reach new audiences and to expand awareness of the importance of gender in philanthropy. Dissertation fellowship candidates The fellowship is for emerging scholars who focus in the area of womens philanthropy or gender differences in philanthropic behavior. The fellowship is intended to support research and dissertation writing for those who are close to completing their dissertations. Applicants are candidates for the Ph.D. degree at an accredited graduate school in the United States who have completed coursework and defended the dissertation proposal successfully. Following the dissertation defense, the fellowship awardee will present findings to the faculty and staff of the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy via video conference.

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