Selection Process, Timeline and Residency Guidelines
The 2023-2024 Application Opens March 15th and closes on May 15th of 2022.
We are accepting applications for the 2022-2023 academic year from March 15, 2022 to May 15, 2022.
Initial Screening Materials
Current résumé or CV
Application form with proposed program to engage Northwestern University and project the resident will be undertaking.
OPTIONAL: Samples of artistic work (can be uploaded within application)
Fellowship Review and Selection Process
Applications are accepted online from March 15 to May 15 of 2022.
Applications will be reviewed by a selection committee comprised of Northwestern faculty and staff in May and June.
Final candidates are submitted to Northwestern’s Office of Research for final approval. If the finalist is international, the International Office will also review their application.
Residency awardees and other applicants will be notified in July.
We will use the fall quarter to get to know our new resident and plan for the work ahead. Actual engagement with our communities takes place during winter and/or spring quarters and culminates in an exhibition/presentation during our Garden Party in early June.
Feminist in Residence Onboarding Requirements
Residents will complete visiting Scholar Health Insurance Application/Waiver, required before the visitor’s start date
Attend orientation and planning session with Women’s Center staff
1 full academic year (note: Northwestern University operates on a quarter system. The academic year begins in the 3rd week of September and ends during the 3rd week in June. Those who work on semester systems can propose alternate start-end dates). Residents onboard with our staff internally in the fall quarter, lead a campus engagement in the winter or spring, and present the work they took on throughout the residency at our June Garden Party.
There are only two mandatory in-person commitments (thought residents are welcome to any events or meetings they wish to attend):
One winter or spring program of your own design aimed at engaging our communities at Northwestern.
The Garden Party / Feminist in Residence Exhibition during our Garden Party during the first or second week of June.
Attendance at Women's Staff Staff Meetings once quarterly. Virtual attendance is fine.
Optional: One community-based engagement or online engagement, guest appearances in on campus groups or in related courses, attendance at additional women's center events.