Visiting Faculty Fellows

Application deadline: Thursday, March 31st, 2022, for fall 2022.

CSREA invites tenured and other long term faculty who have been approved by their home institutions to be on a funded scholarly leave and whose scholarship focuses on race, ethnicity, and/or indigeneity in the United States and work that connects the U.S. to related transnational contexts, to apply to be a Visiting Faculty Fellow for the fall 2022 academic term. Fellows will contribute to the intellectual life of CSREA through engaged participation in scholarly and social activities at the Center. 

This program is an in-person fall semester fellowship. The terms of the program may be subject to change.


Fellows will have access to Brown University resources and are invited to contribute to the academic community. There will be opportunities to present work-in-progress in a public lecture or performance. Projects should focus at least in part on issues of race, ethnicity, and/or indigeneity in the U.S. and work that connects the U.S. to related transnational contexts. Fellows are expected to cover their own expenses (including health benefits) for the duration of their appointment.  

Fellowship Details:

  • Awardees will receive a $4,500 stipend for a semester-long fellowship and have access to up to $1,000 each in research funds
  • Attendance and participation at the in-person CSREA Research Fellows Seminar (number of sessions to be determined) is required
  • Fellows are expected to participate in social community-building activities sponsored by the Center (e.g. Wind Down Wednesdays, lectures, events, etc.)


Applicants must:

  • Be a member of the regular faculty at their home institution
  • Be on a funded scholarly leave/sabbatical at their home institution
  • Previous CSREA Visiting Faculty Fellows are not eligible


Applicants must complete this application form and submit all requested supplementary documents via  Interfolio to be fully considered. Submissions via email will not be accepted. Applicants must submit the following: 

  • A cover letter discussing what the applicant hopes to achieve during the fellowship period and why being affiliated with CSREA and Brown University would be especially helpful in accomplishing the goals
  • A current curriculum vitae (CV)
  • A sample of scholarly or creative work (maximum 35 pages)
  • A one-page research project abstract (500-800 words)
  • A more detailed research proposal (1,200-2,000 words, excluding the bibliography):
  • The proposal should outline the research that the applicant will pursue during the term of the fellowship
  • One letter of recommendation from a senior colleague from within or outside the applicants home institution
  • One approval/support letter from Department Chair endorsing the application 


Applications for the fall 2022 academic term are due on Thursday, March 31st, 2022 by 5:00 p.m. EST. Awardees will be notified in May 2022. The first convening of the selected cohort of fellows will be in September 2022.

Questions? Please contact CSREA Program Coordinator, Maggie Murphy.