Visiting Faculty Fellows Program

Please note: We have not yet started accepting applications for fellows in academic year 2020-2021. Please check back in January or February 2020. 

CSREA invites tenure-track faculty (lecturer-track, tenured, and tenure-track 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 to apply to be a Visiting Faculty Fellow for one (1) semester. 


Fellows will be fully incorporated into the Brown University academic community and will be provided a CSREA office, use of Center meeting spaces, and access to select staff support services. All Fellows are expected to spend one semester in residence at the Center and to participate in the bi-weekly Research Seminar.  Fellows will also have the opportunity to present work-in-progress in a campus-wide public lecture. Projects may focus on issues of race, ethnicity, and/or indigeneity in the United States, or U.S.-related transnational contexts. Visiting Faculty Fellows are expected to provide their own funding and health coverage (i.e., salary and benefits) for the period of time they are in residence at the Center.  


Applicants must:

  1. Be eligible for a funded one-semester partial or full-salary sabbatical or scholarly leave.
  2. Be a member of the regular faculty (lecturer-track, tenured, and tenure-track faculty) at their home institution.
  3. Have not received a CSREA Visiting Faculty Fellowship to support or extend a sabbatical or leave in the past three (3) years.
  4. Have the support of their Department Chair for the fellowship proposal. Department Chairs should be aware that the Center does not supply funds for teaching replacement. 
Application Instructions

Applicants must complete the application form through Interfolio and submit supplementary documents to be fully considered. 

Applications will be reviewed by the CSREA Faculty Advisory Board (FAB) and the Office of the Dean of the Faculty (DOF).  Other relevant faculty within or external to Brown may be consulted at the discretion of the FAB and DOF. Accepted proposals will be based on proposal quality, viability, and potential contribution to the study of race and ethnicity in the United States and related areas. 

Grantees will be asked to provide a brief summary of their activities within one month of the end of their residency. 

Supporting Documents:

  • A cover letter discussing what the applicant hopes to achieve during the fellowship period and why being in residence at CSREA and Brown 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.
  • 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. Describe the proposed research topic, theme, or subject of your project. Please indicate the importance of its relationship to race/ethnicity and outline projected outcomes. Identify any relevant key texts and/or secondary scholarship as they pertain to issues of race and ethnicity, as well as any pertinent methodological frameworks and approaches for your research.  
  • One letter of recommendation from a senior colleague from within or outside your home institution.
  • Formal approval of the application/letter of support from the applicant's Department Chair. 

Applications for the AY 2019-20 term open on February 18, 2019 and close on March 31, 2019. Award notifications will be sent out late Spring 2019 semester. The first convening of the selected cohort of Fellows will be in early September 2019. 


Please contact CSREA Associate Director, Stéphanie Larrieux at [email protected]