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How to Apply to the CLIP Fellows Program

**2022-2023 CLIP Theme and Proposal Deadline to be announced November 2021**

CHID CLIP Call for 2021-2022 Proposals

Due December 14, 2020

2021-2022 Comparative History of Ideas Department (CHID) Collaborative Learning and Interdisciplinary Pedagogy (CLIP) Fellows Program

Black + Indigenous: Intellectual Traditions, Decolonial Praxis, Abolitionist Futures

CHID recognizes the vital role that graduate student instructors and part-time faculty play in the creation and maintenance of the vibrant learning community in CHID and at the University of Washington. The CHID CLIP Fellows Program is designed to support their participation in innovative, collaborative teaching and research that incorporates faculty, graduate students, and undergraduate students in a diverse learning community organized around a central theme. In addition to fostering collaboration across disciplines, the CLIP Fellows Program provides structural and monetary support for research and teaching as well as professional development. This year, CHID seeks proposals with a focus on the intersection of Black and Indigenous intellectual, cultural and political work. While some scholars have foregrounded the incommensurability of Black and Native struggles, this call invites courses that highlight those Black and Indigenous intellectual genealogies, imaginaries, and cultural works the engage their connections, intersections, and coeval histories. We welcome applicants from the humanities, humanistic social sciences, natural sciences, and the arts.


The CLIP Fellows Program supports two PhD Candidates 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. Preference will be given to first-time applicants, though previous fellowship recipients are welcome to re-apply.

Award Terms

Each CLIP Fellow will be funded at 50% FTE for the academic year to teach one course per quarter and will receive $2000 in research funds. Graduate students will be paid at the Predoctoral Instructor level (tuition will also be covered), as determined by the UAW/UW Academic Student Employee contract. Part-time faculty will be paid at a rate determined by CHID.


Eligible applicants include: 1) current UW graduate students who will have advanced to doctoral candidacy by September 16, 2021, and who have at least one year of teaching experience and 2) individuals with recently earned doctorates.

How to Apply

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 2022).
  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.

Email proposals as a single PDF to Torie Reed ( by midnight, December 14, 2020. Please contact Torie if you have any questions.

CHID gratefully acknowledges the Graduate School and the Center for American Indian and Indigenous Studies (CAIIS) for their generous support.