Gender Policy Report Summer Fellowship


The Gender Policy Report offers diverse perspectives on how public policy matters for gender equality, gender equity, and constructions of gender itself. Through an active blog and social media presence, we seek to improve public discourse and inform policy debates on issues with national relevance. Our mission is to take the best insights from scholarship and research and make them accessible to the public in a way that is timely for addressing serious policy challenges. We are committed to an intersectional focus on the ways gender interacts with other dimensions of inequality, such as race, indigeneity, class, sexuality, and disability.

A major benefit of this fellowship is the opportunity for students to consider ways to communicate research findings to broader audiences and shape policy discussions, in collaboration with a faculty mentor. For the fellowship, students must apply to work with a Gender Policy Report faculty curator on a project to translate and transmit analysis on key areas of gender policy, including:

  • Built and Natural Environment
  • Criminal Legal System
  • Education
  • Health
  • Human Rights, Development, and Security
  • Immigration and Refugees
  • Labor, Family, and Economic Security
  • Leadership, Representation, and Civil Rights
  • Violence
  • Gender, Race, and Place in Minnesota


CLA students from any discipline are eligible to apply. Recipients of the RIDGS-Gender Policy Report Summer Fellowships are not eligible for other internal fellowships during summer 2023 (e.g. CLA DOVE Summer Fellowships, Graduate School Dissertation Fellowships, department fellowships). As a condition of the award, recipients may not register for courses during the summer term and may only hold up to a 25% appointment during the summer.

Application and Deadline

Applicants should specify the types of projects they intend to work on, describe how working with faculty curators will enhance their own research, and note how their research interests intersect with the aims of the Gender Policy Report. The completed application will include the fellowship application form, a three-page research proposal, a two-page CV, and an unofficial transcript. More information about upcoming opportunities and deadlines is available here.

Selection Process

A faculty committee will review applications and determine awards based on eligibility and merit of the submitted proposals. We will also take into account your current funding availability.

Reporting Requirements

In addition to submitting content for the Gender Policy Report website, each recipient must submit a one- to two-page report summarizing their accomplishments during the fellowship period. Fellows will receive a form outlining exactly what information is required.