Scholars In Residence Program

Scholars In Residence Program
Call for Applications, Academic Year 2014-2015


(Deadline: March 15, 2014)

The Beatrice Bain Research Group (BBRG) is the University of California at Berkeley's critical feminist research center, established in 1986 to support and coordinate feminist scholarship across disciplines. The BBRG is particularly interested in enabling research on gender in its intersections with sexuality, race, ethnicity, class, nation, religion, postcoloniality, globalization and transnational feminisms.  

THE BBRG SCHOLARS IN RESIDENCE PROGRAM

Among its programs and activities, the BBRG has a Scholars-in-Residence Program. Under the auspices of this Program, each year the BBRG hosts a new group of approximately ten competitively selected scholars from the U.S. and abroad for a period of one academic year. (For periods of two weeks to one semester, please see the BBRG's Affiliated Scholars Program).

The BBRG Scholars-in-Residence Program is open to scholars who meet UC Berkeley's visiting scholar definition, from any country, whose work is centrally on gender and women. Applicants must have received their Ph.D. (or its equivalent) at least one year prior to the projected start of their residency at BBRG.  For fields in which a Ph.D. is not required for senior-level scholarship, please include a short explanation in your application cover letter describing your qualifications to conduct doctoral level research.

The BBRG provides its Scholars-in-Residence with the following: visiting scholar status at University of California, Berkeley; access to University of California, Berkeley libraries and library privileges; a library orientation session customized for the purposes of the Scholar-in-Residence's research; the possibility of University of California, Berkeley student research assistants; shared office space; shared computer and internet access; a BBRG Scholars Writing/Reading Group which meets bi-monthly; and a forum for BBRG Scholars-in-Residence to present their scholarly or creative work to the Berkeley campus community and the public.  

Scholars are expected to be in residence from September 1, 2014 to May 16, 2015, but are also welcome to remain in residence throughout the summer of 2015 if they wish. From September 1, 2014 to May 16, 2015, scholars are expected to attend the bi-monthly BBRG Scholars Writing/Reading Group meetings and other BBRG events. The BBRG is non-stipendiary, and thus Scholars-in-Residence provide their own financial support during the residency. There are fees associated with being a BBRG Scholar-in-Residence.

BBRG Scholars-in-Residence Program Application

The materials listed below must be received by March 15, 2014. Please submit all materials in English. Unfortunately, late or incomplete applications can not be considered.
Send all materials by email attachment to bbrg@berkeley.edu
If email is not convenient, the materials may be sent via postal mail to the following address:

Professor Trinh T. Minh-ha, Vice Chair for Research
Applications/ BBRG Scholars In Residence Program
Beatrice Bain Research Group
610 Barrows Hall
University of California
Berkeley, CA 94720-2050
USA
 

1. Application Form (PDF) (complete the top half on the form itself, and answer the remaining questions on a separate piece of paper)

2. Curriculum Vitae

3. Abstract of Research or Creative Project (proposed for the BBRG appointment period). The maximum length should be 200 words or less. If your application is accepted, this abstract will be posted on the BBRG website.
 
4. Description of Research or Creative Project (proposed for the BBRG appointment period). The maximum length should be 1,500 words. The entire document should be double-spaced, in 12 point typeface, with one inch margins.

5. Supporting materials. Scholars in the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences should submit photocopies of a written work (such as an article, book chapter, or draft thereof) not to exceed 30 pages. Artists should submit photos of artwork; film-makers, copies of films; musicians, a CD copy of their creative work; and creative writers, a text (fiction, non-fiction, play or part thereof) not to exceed 30 pages. Journalists should submit articles not to exceed 30 pages. Please provide a self addressed, stamped envelope or container, or an envelope or container and your Fed Ex account number, if you wish to have your materials returned to you.


6. Two letters of recommendation from faculty or professionals in your field.

7. Before applying, please review the visiting scholar program fees.

8. BBRG Fee Waiver Request (optional).