Jan. 3 deadline for Le Guin Feminist Science Fiction Fellowship

January 3, 2020
5:00 pm
Ursula Le Guin, 2013 / photo by Jack Liu.

Applications are now being taken for the 2020 Le Guin Feminist Science Fiction Fellowship to support special collections research in the UO Libraries. The fellowship is sponsored by UO Libraries’ Special Collections and University Archives at the University of Oregon.

The intention of the Le Guin Feminist Science Fiction Fellowship is to encourage research within collections in the area of feminist science fiction. The UO Libraries Special Collections and University Archives (SCUA) houses the papers of authors Ursula K. Le Guin, Joanna Russ, James Tiptree, Jr., Kate Wilhelm, Suzette Haden Elgin, Sally Miller Gearhart, Kate Elliot, Molly Gloss, Laurie Marks, and Jessica Salmonson, along with Damon Knight. SCUA is also in the process of acquiring the papers of other key feminist science fiction authors.

The award supports travel for the purpose of research on, and work with, the papers of feminist science fiction authors housed in SCUA. These short-term research fellowships are open to undergraduates, master’s and doctoral students, postdoctoral scholars, college and university faculty at every rank, and independent scholars working in feminist science fiction. In 2020, $2,000 will be awarded to conduct research within these collections. The fellowship selection committee will include representatives from the UO Libraries Special Collections and University Archives (SCUA) and selected UO faculty.

Applicants must submit by 5 p.m. Friday, January 3, 2020. For details about the submission process, please go to the UO Libraries website. Applications (as PDF attachments) and questions should be emailed to Linda Long at llong@uoregon.edu.

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