Holstein Dissertation Fellowship

The Holstein Dissertation Fellowship is a competitive, annual, non-stipendiary program that brings together a small cohort of doctoral candidates working in the areas of queer and/or trans studies in religion for networking, writing support, and mentoring at UC Riverside in Southern California. Fellows travel as a group to UCR on three separate weekends during the academic year; the fellowship pays all expenses for transportation, accommodations, and meals during each trip. Typical cohorts are between four and six Fellows, depending on available funding. Applications are typically due in May for the coming academic year. The bios of past and current Fellows and Mentors can be found by clicking on the links to the right; for questions about the program please contact Professor Melissa M. Wilcox at