G+JI Fellowship

Growing Interdisciplinary Research and Impact on Gender+ Justice 

Call for Applications

The Gender+ Justice Initiative is pleased to announce new Fellowship opportunities for the 2021-2022 academic year.

G+JI is now accepting applications from our Georgetown University faculty (TL, NTL, and Adjuncts), graduate, and undergraduate students across the 3 campuses. The fellowships are designed to support interdisciplinary work related to intersectional issues of gender, racial, and economic justice. We encourage applications focused on anti-racism and intersectional feminism. 

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The G+JI Fellowship:

1) support existing and future research/projects on gender+*/sexuality and feminist scholarship;

2) grow an intellectual community of scholars across disciplines and career stages whose research intersects with gender+ issues;

3) advance and bring more visibility to gender+ justice.


Faculty (TL, NTL, and Adjuncts), undergraduate and graduate students across Law, Medical and Main Campuses are welcome to apply, including, but not limited to, those in the social sciences, STEM disciplines, medicine, law, humanities, arts, education, business administration, public policy and foreign service. We strongly encourage applications from women of color and LGBTQ+ people, and those who are members of other marginalized communities.

Non-US citizens are eligible to apply.

Stipend and Expectations:

The G+JI Fellowship provides research support through a stipend of $1500, a workshop on publication and an intellectual community. Fellows design their own research projects and submit a short report on findings or progress report (if part of a larger project). The Fellowship also supports innovative pedagogical approaches with the aim to advance intersectional gender justice. The Fellows also have the opportunity to gather as a community throughout the year.

Application Submission: 

Electronic application submission deadline: Oct. 10th, 2021 

The application consists of the following items: 

  • G+JI Fellowship Application Form
  • Research Statement that lays out the proposed project and also demonstrates an intersectional approach (Max. 500 words or 2 pages long, 12 pt. font, double spaced) 
  • CV or Resume

  • What is the typical time commitment? 

There will be 3 one-hour mandatory events throughout the year (introductory gathering, end of the year gathering and workshop on publication). We may plan additional informal meetings/check-ins for those interested and encourage fellows to connect/meet with folks from their cohort throughout the year.

  • Is the research self-managed or supervised?

The research project is not supervised. Fellows conduct their research independently over the course of one academic year. A short report is expected in the Summer of 2022. 

  • Are fellows assigned advisors?

We do not automatically assign advisors to fellows, but we are able identify advisors upon request.

  • What is the minimum/maximum word count for the final report?

The final report should be between 500-800 words (12 font, double spaced). 

  • Can the work be produced in conjunction with or as part or an extension of other academic projects? 

Yes, your research project can be part of a larger project (thesis, dissertation, book) and can also be an extension of past projects such as final papers, thesis etc.

Send questions to: genderjustice@georgetown.edu

Explore why our past fellows applied to the program and what they were most excited about:

“I am excited about meeting other researchers, and getting advice about how to publish my findings.”

“I applied to the Fellowship to support my doctoral work and as an additional forum for connection and interdisciplinary collaboration around a shared goal of justice.”

“I felt it would be an honor to pursue further study under this fellowship at Georgetown, and institution committed to creative and long lasting solutions.”

“I am most excited about the synergy and connection that I anticipate the G+JI Fellowship will foster. I am grateful for the leadership the G+JI team has demonstrated at this wonderful but still deeply patriarchal university. As a Catholic institution, we have a foundation in liberation and justice, and yet a challenge in carrying centuries of marginalizing the voices of women. I’ve attended several G+JI programs and find the community uplifting, and the content consistently provocative and important.”

“My scholarship operates at the intersection of gender, race, law, and technology, and the prospect of growing in that work alongside creative, interdisciplinary colleagues at Georgetown thrills me! Gaining interdisciplinary perspectives on my own work from colleagues and celebrating the innovative work that others are doing across campus.”

“I am thrilled to focus on my project, with the support of a community of people engaging with similar study. While working alone offers focus, being part of team gives shape and creativity to an idea. One little zinnia is sweet, but when it stands in a garden of many flowers, its beauty is multiplied!”

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Meet the 2020-2021 Cohort.

Fellows are compromised of Georgetown Faculty, Undergraduate and Graduate across campuses and disciplines.

The 2020-2021 cohort counts 18 Fellows. 6 Faculty Fellows, 12 Graduate Student Fellows and 2 Undergraduate Student Fellows.

Meet all the Fellows

About the Gender+ Justice Initiative

The Gender+ Justice Initiative (G+JI) aims to build on the long-standing, path-breaking research being done on intersectional gender justice across Georgetown’s departments and campuses; to catalyze scholarship and advocacy in these areas; and to make Georgetown a dynamic hub of knowledge production, community engagement, and policy development on intersectional issues of gender, racial, and economic justice. 

The G+JI invites faculty and students from across the University to engage in interdisciplinary conversations and to collaborate on issues of gender, antiracism, sexuality, feminism, intersectionality, inequity and inequality. 

* Why the “+”? We refer to “Gender+ Justice” to signal that our concerns have gender at the core but extend to race, class, sexuality, disability and other forms of oppression.