CSREA Visiting Faculty Fellowship

Rhode Island, United States
Salary Not specified
Feb 01, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Part Time

Position Description:

The Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America (CSREA) at Brown University supports and generates rigorous and accessible research, performance, art and scholarship on a broad range of issues pertaining to race and ethnicity in America. At CSREA we aim to:

  1. Build community among scholars and students working on race + ethnicity
  2. Develop new and enhance existing research networks
  3. Foster generative public conversations on pivotal issues
  4. Enhance public knowledge about racial and ethnic discrimination
  5. Contribute to national and community efforts to create a more just society

CSREA invites tenure-track faculty (lecturer-track, tenured, and tenure-track faculty) who have been approved by their home institutions to be on a funded scholarly leave and whose scholarship focuses on race, ethnicity, and/or indigeneity in the United States, to apply to be a Visiting Faculty Fellow for the Fall 2021 academic semester. 

This program is a virtual Fall semester fellowship. The terms of the program may be subject to change.

Fellows will have access to Brown University resources and are invited to contribute to the academic community. There will be opportunities to present work-in-progress in a campus-wide public lecture or performance. Projects should focus at least in part on issues of race, ethnicity, and/or indigeneity in the United States, or U.S.-related transnational contexts. Fellows are expected to cover their own expenses (including health benefits) for the duration of their appointment. 

Fellowship Details:

  • Awardees receive a $4,500 stipend for a semester-long fellowship and have access to up to $1,000 each in research funds
  • Attendance and participation at CSREA Research Seminar (5-7 sessions per semester) is required

Please review submission rules and requirements below. 

Applicants must:

  • Be a member of the regular faculty (lecturer-track, tenured, and tenure-track faculty) at their home institution
  • Previous CSREA Visiting Faculty Fellows are not eligible
Application Instructions: 

Applicants must complete this application form through Interfolio (http://apply.interfolio.com/82567) and submit supplementary documents to be fully considered. 

Accepted proposals will be based on proposal quality, viability, and potential contribution to the study of race and ethnicity in the United States and related areas.

Awardees will be asked to provide a brief summary of their activities within one month of the end of their appointment.

Supporting Documents (documents should be uploaded via Interfolio - see link above):

  • A cover letter discussing what the applicant hopes to achieve during the fellowship period and why being affiliated with CSREA and Brown would be especially helpful in accomplishing the goals
  • A current Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • A sample of scholarly or creative work (maximum 35 pages)
  • A one-page research project abstract
  • A more detailed research proposal (1,200–2,000 words, excluding the bibliography):
    • The proposal should outline the research that the applicant will pursue during the term of the fellowship
  • One letter of recommendation from a senior colleague from within or outside home institution
  • One approval/support letter from Department Chair endorsing the application 


Applications for Fall 2021 academic term is due on Wednesday, March 31, 2021.

Awardees notified in May 2021. The first convening of the selected cohort of Fellows will be in September 2021.

Questions? Please contact CSREA Program Coordinator, Saraya McPherson at Saraya_McPherson@brown.edu.

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