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How to Apply to the CLIP Fellows Program

*The CLIP proposal period has closed.*
*The 2020-2021 Call for Proposals will be posted in Autumn 2019.*

2019 - 2020 CLIP Fellows Program: Indigeneity, Diasporas, and Empires


This year, CHID seeks proposals with a focus on Indigeneity, Diasporas, and Empires. We especially welcome courses utilizing approaches from science studies to the environment, from queer studies to critical ethnic studies, from intellectual history to social movements, and from area studies to material cultures.

The CLIP Fellows Program supports two PhD Candidate or recent PhD instructors, whose work complements and resonates with each other in compelling ways, for a one-year research and teaching cluster. Co-authored by both applicants, the proposal should include a list of five thematically related undergraduate courses, either new or previously taught in CHID: four individually instructed courses (two courses per instructor) across two quarters, with one co-taught course offered in winter or spring. The proposal should also include a plan for the year that incorporates these courses into a larger framework of quarterly teaching- and research-oriented events, such as public talks, student presentations, pedagogy workshops, etc. It should also identify other UW faculty, courses, or programs that could potentially link to the cluster theme. 

Preference will be given to proposals that encourage collaboration across disciplines and across levels (undergraduate, graduate, and faculty); that are oriented toward team teaching and undergraduate mentorship; that utilize innovative pedagogical models; and that have the potential to bring together unique cross sections of scholars and other interlocutors from UW and the larger community. Possible links to experiential learning activities like internships or study abroad programs are also encouraged.

Award Terms

Each CLIP Fellow will be funded at 50% FTE for the academic year to teach one course per quarter and will receive up to $2,000 in research funds. Graduate students will be paid at the Predoctoral Instructor level, as determined by the UAW/UW Academic Student Employee contract. Part-time faculty will be paid at a rate determined by CHID. Up to $1,000 of additional funding will be provided to support one related event, such as a workshop or a public lecture. Events must be open to the larger CHID community, including undergraduates.


Eligible applicants include:

  1. Current UW graduate students who will have advanced to doctoral candidacy by September 16, 2019, and who have at least one year of teaching experience.
  2.  Recent graduates of UW PhD programs.

Application Process 

Proposals should be a maximum of 3 pages and include the following sections:

  1. A brief statement detailing the cluster’s theme.
  2. Titles and brief descriptions of the five proposed courses, who will teach each course, and how the courses will be distributed over the year (one of the courses should be co-taught in Winter or Spring 2020).
  3. Brief (250 word) biographies of each applicant.
  4. A brief overview of supporting activities.
  5. A short list of possible linked courses or connections to faculty in CHID and across campus.