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Selection Process, Timeline and Residency Guidelines

The 2020-2021 application is now closed.

Applications are now closed for the 2020-2021 cycle, but check back next fall to apply to be next year's resident.

Initial Screening Materials

  • Cover letter (1 Page) 
  • Current résumé or CV 
  • Sponsoring entity or Letter of support 
  • Application form with proposed research, art, activist, and other proposed projects to engage Northwestern University 
  • Names and contact info of three professional references 

Fellowship Review and Selection Process

  • Applications are accepted online from February 1st-March 15th, 2020      
  • Applications are blind. They will be reviewed by a selection committee comprised of Northwestern faculty and staff in April. 
  • 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. 
  • Fellowship awardees and other applicants will be notified in May of each year

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 
  • Is subject to all Northwestern University policies and Northwestern Visitor Guidelines  in accordance with the Office of Research

Residency Commitments

  • 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) 
  • Three (3) engagements/events on Chicago campus 
  • One (1) campus engagement on Evanston campus  
  • Attendance at 4 Women’s Center events: Fall/October-Meet the Resident reception and Open House; Winter/March-Symposium; Spring/June-Garden Party 
  • Optional: One community-based engagement or online engagement