Gender Studies Program's Third Annual Bridge Fellows Program

The Gender Studies Program is pleased to announce its third annual Bridge Fellows program. The Bridge Fellows Program is designed to support graduate research on gender issues in any department or college for the spring semester.

The support for Bridge Fellows is $1,000 per recipient, and that support can be used to cover travel, transcription costs, registration fees for conferences or webinars, archival access, acquisition of images, proofreading services and other covered and justifiable research expenses. The support may not be used for salary.

Applications for the Bridge Fellows Program

The research competition is open to any graduate student registered for classes at the U of A in spring 2024 who works 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 foodways
  • gender and religion
  • gender and the family
  • gender and sexuality
  • gender and affect
  • gender and labor
  • gender and Anthropocene
  • gender 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 spring 2024 in any graduate degree program in Fulbright College.
  2. Bridge fellows must spend the support by March 1, 2024. Fellows may only spend the funds on the items in their budget proposal. Any unspent funds will not be dispersed. 
  3. Bridge fellows are required to present their work-in-progress at the Gender Studies Spring 2022 Roundtable on April 19, 2024, from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fellows will need to submit a short write-up of how they spent the support to professor Lisa Corrigan by April 19, 2024.
  4. Publications and presentations using the Bridge fellows funds must acknowledge this support.


The application will consist of one PDF file that includes:

  • A one-page CV;
  • A 250-word biography stating the candidate's eligibility, relevant academic training, progress towards degree and how this project fits into the candidate's future plans, and the name of a U of A faculty sponsor/adviser/mentor;
  • A 250-word abstract of the project being proposed; and
  • A budget with a very short narrative justifying how the support will be spent (expenses that are not in the budget will not be covered).

Application Submission Guidelines

All applications are due by midnight Oct. 15 via email to

Please submit one file as a .pdf titled: YOUR LAST NAMEBridgeFellow2023 (ex: CorriganBridgeFellow2024).

Direct any questions to professor Lisa Corrigan at


Lisa M. Corrigan, professor
Gender Studies Program


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