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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Sarah Pettit Doctoral Fellowship at Yale

Yale University invites applications for the 2013-2014 Sarah Pettit Doctoral Fellowship. This fellowship provides 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 at its focus. The winner receives $20,000 and is required to reside in New Haven, CT and participate in LGBT Studies programs during the tenure of the fellowship. Application deadline: January 15th, 2013.

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.
Please submit 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. Two letters of recommendation are also required, including at least one letter from a member of your dissertation committee. Apply online at http://lgbts.yale.edu/pettit
Sponsored by Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies at Yale