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Undergraduate Opportunities

The Lynne Layton Fellowships

The Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies Program invites applications for the Lynne Layton Fellowships for Spring 2021.  This award offers support for students who are engaged in the study of women, gender, and sexuality through research or internships.

Each Layton Fellow is supported by a stipend of $1,500 (paid in two installments). Fellows expected to complete a minimum of 6 hours of work per week, to meet with a faculty mentor, and to present about their work in a GSWS forum.  

For Spring 2021, applications are solicited for 3 opportunities:

1)  Remote internships. We have not been able to check out which organizations are open to remote internships, so we ask applicants to verify with the organization that a remote internships is possible.  GSWS faculty members and especially Dr. Frayda Cohen, DUGS and undergraduate advisor, may have ideas about organizations to approach.

2)  Participation in the Pitt LGBTQ Archival Education Project, a collaborative project of Dr. Julie Beaulieu (GSWS), Robin Kear (GSWS/ULS), and David Grinnell (ULS) to develop a discovery tool for Pittsburgh-area LGBTQ+ archives.  This fall, intern researchers will work with Dr. Beaulieu to continue work begun this summer developing designed for undergraduate classrooms and a library guide, to digitize materials and curate them for classroom use, to research digital platforms and tools for the project, and to make contact with local archives.  Students are encouragedto engage in aspects of the project that support their independent research interests related to their major/minor.

3)  Independent research projects that can be pursued remotely this spring. 

Preference will be given to applicants who have not previously held a Layton Fellowship.

Applications should include this cover sheet plus the following materials, combined if possible into a single PDF:

  1. A resume or cv that includes information about your work experience, honors, and awards and includes contact information for 2 Pitt faculty members who are willing to serve as references
  2. A description (up to 1 page, single-spaced; shorter is fine) of the research project or internship you hope to undertake, including information about any relevant experience and skills that you bring.  Studnets wishing to participate in the LGBTQ Archival Education Project should explain their interest in the project and any relevant experience or areas of research interest.
  3. A current unofficial Pitt transcript.

DEADLINE:  Applications for Spring 2021 are due via email to gsws@pitt.edu by 5 pm on Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2020.  

For questions about the application process, contact Dr. Nancy Glazener (glazener@pitt.edu).

For questions about the LGBTQ Archival Education Project, contact Dr. Julie Beaulieu (jrb107@pitt.edu).  The faculty mentor for this project could be Dr. Beaulieu or another faculty member willing to work collaboratively with Dr. Beaulieu. 

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