Graduate Student Fellowships

Graduate Student Fellowships

Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Opportunities

2017-2018 Graduate Student Fellows

2017-18 Interdisciplinary Graduate Student 

Previous Graduate Student Fellows

2018-2019 Graduate Student Fellowships

The Pembroke Center invites graduate students to participate as Fellows in the 2018-2019 Pembroke Seminar on "What Are (Human) Rights? Imperial Origins, Curatorial Practices and Non-Imperial Ground".  Graduate student fellows will receive a stipend of $1,000 for two semesters of participation. Applications are due by 4:00 pm on Thursday, March 15, 2018.

The Pembroke Seminar is an interdisciplinary research seminar meeting weekly throughout the academic year. Graduate Fellowships provide an enhanced context for advanced doctoral students, including the opportunity for presentation of work and benefits or critique from an exciting group of Pembroke Center Faculty Fellows, Postdoctoral Fellows and distinguished Visiting Fellows. The Pembroke Research Seminar meets on Wednesdays from 10:00 am - 12:30 pm.

2018-2019 Seminar topic:
"What Are (Human) Rights? Imperial Origins,
Curatorial Practices and Non-Imperial Ground"

Seminar Director: Ariella Azoulay

There are two ways graduate students may participate in the Pembroke Seminar:

Apply for participation as a Graduate Student Fellow

Graduate students who have research interests related to the upcoming Pembroke Seminar topic may submit a proposal. Up to three students will be selected. Each Graduate Student Fellow will receive a research stipend of $1,000 for two semesters of participation. Graduate Student Fellows may also receive course credit (mandatory S/NC) by registering for GNSS2010L (Fall), and GNSS2020L (Spring). 

Request permission to take the Pembroke Research Seminar for course credit

A limited number of graduate students may participate in the Pembroke Seminar for course credit (mandatory S/NC). There is no stipend in this category and instructor permission is required. Graduate students with permission should register for GNSS2010L (Fall), GNSS2020L (Spring).

For 2018-19 Graduate Student Fellowship consideration, please submit the following materials:

  • A cover sheet indicating your name, current year, department, and (if relevant) your dissertation director
  • A three-page, double spaced description of your research project, including a brief representative bibliography
  • A brief letter of support from a faculty member who knows your work

Materials should be sent or delivered to Donna Goodnow, Pembroke Center, Box 1958, 172 Meeting Street, Room 111, or emailed to
The deadline for receipt of materials is 4:00 pm on Thursday, March 15, 2018.
Call 863-2643, or email with questions.

Please note that there is no application form. Simply submit the materials indicated above.

The Pembroke Center Graduate Fellows for 2017 - 2018

2017-18 Graduate Student Fellows

Nicholas Andersen
Religious Studies
Edwige Crucifix
Comparative Literature
Hilary Rasch
Anna Thomas

Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Fellowships

Brown University's interdisciplinary opportunities support advanced graduate students. These opportunities provide an enhanced context for advanced doctoral students, allowing them to participate actively in the activities of interdisciplinary Centers and Institutes at Brown.

The Pembroke Center for Teaching and Research on Women is able to host up to three fellows. The contact person for this program is Pembroke Center Director, Bonnie Honig, or Associate Director, Drew Walker.

The Pembroke Center invites applications for up to three 5th or 6th-year graduate fellowships. Up to two of the fellowships will entail a teaching assistantship in the Introduction to Gender and Sexuality Studies course (GNSS 0120) in the Spring semester. Students would be on fellowship in the Fall term. An additional fellowship will be a proctorship for the journal differences, which will be a half-time commitment spread over two semesters. Successful applicants are welcome to participate in the Pembroke Research Seminar and other Center activities.

2017-18 Interdisciplinary Graduate Fellow at the Pembroke Center

Lydia Kelow-Bennett
Africana Studies