The Duberman-Zal Fellowship

Deadline: November 15

Amount: $2,500

An endowed fellowship named for CLAGS founder and first executive director, Martin Duberman, and partner, Eli Zal, this fellowship is awarded to a graduate student, an independent scholar, or an adjunct from any country doing scholarly research on the lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender/queer (LGBTQ) experience.

University affiliation is not necessary. The award is adjudicated by the CLAGS fellowships committee.

The winner of the fellowship may be asked to participate in CLAGS’s programming the following academic year to present their research project.

Submissions Guidelines:

Applications must include the following:

  1. A cover letter with your contact information (address, phone number, and e-mail), the title of your project, the names of your recommenders, and the fellowship you are applying for.
  2. A research proposal of 7-10 pages, double-spaced, including references.
  3. A brief statement of how the funds will be used.
  4. A curriculum vita.
  5. Two letters of recommendation.

Please send all submissions electronically via e-mail to

Letters of recommendation should be sent by email directly from recommenders to

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