How to Apply to the CLIP Fellows Program

The CLIP Call for Proposals is now closed -- Proposals were due Friday, November 18, 2016.
Information about the next CLIP Call for Proposals will be posted in Autumn 2017.

2017 - 2018 CLIP Fellows Program:
Critical Approaches to Race and Equity


The 2017-2018 CLIP Fellows Program will provide support for a one‐year teaching and research cluster proposed by two instructors whose work complements and resonates with each other in compelling ways. This year, CHID is asking for proposals with a focus on critical approaches to race and equity.

Applications should be authored by two scholars, both of whom should be either PhD Candidates or recent PhDs. The proposal should include a list of 5 thematically related undergraduate courses (one per quarter for each instructor; one of these should be a co-taught course, preferably taught in winter quarter). Proposed courses may be new or courses that have been previously taught in CHID. 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 faculty, courses, or programs across campus 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.

Terms of the Award

Each member of the proposed two-person teaching cluster will receive three quarters of teaching (three courses across the 2017-2018 academic year) funded at 50% and up to an additional $2,000 in research funds. Salaries for graduate students will be determined by the appropriate Graduate Student Service Appointment rate (as determined by the UW/UAW contract). Part-time faculty will be paid at a rate determined by CHID. Up to $500 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.


Graduate student applicants should be advanced to doctoral candidacy in their academic program by the time of appointment (September 16, 2017) and have at least one year of teaching experience. Part-time faculty should either be current graduate students in non-UW programs, have their PhDs completed by September 16, 2017, or have commensurate professional experience.

Application Materials Due Friday, November 18, 2016 by Midnight: 

Proposal Narrative (limit 3 pages) including:

  1. A brief statement detailing the cluster’s theme. 
  2. A list of the five proposed courses, including a brief description of each course and how they would be distributed over the year. One of these courses should be co-taught (preferably in winter 2018).
  3. Brief (maximum 250 words) biographies of each applicant.
  4. A brief overview of supporting activities/events.
  5. A short list of possible linked courses or connections to faculty in CHID and across campus.
For More Information

Although the proposal deadline has passed, please contact Suzanne St Peter (, CHID Administrator, with any questions or requests for information.