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Mellon Arts Practitioner Fellowship at CCSRE


Mellon Arts Practitioner Fellowship at


Stanford University

The Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity at Stanford University invites artists, media makers, and journalists whose work focuses on race, ethnicity or indigeneity to apply to be a Mellon Arts Practitioner Fellow from February 15 through June 15, 2021.

The Center for Comparative Studies in Race & Ethnicity (CCSRE) is Stanford’s interdisciplinary hub for teaching and research on race and ethnicity. Across its courses, programs, and events, CCSRE supports students, faculty and practitioners dedicated to studying race and ethnicity. CCSRE students and scholars approach questions of difference, inequality, and inclusion from dynamic interdisciplinary, comparative, cross-sector, and multiracial/multiethnic perspectives from art, medicine, law, history, technology, economics, literature, ecology and more. The Arts Practitioner Fellowship Program is part of the Centering Race Consortium, a multi-university collaboration funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Fellows will have opportunities to engage with both the Stanford community and other artists and collaborators in the Consortium.

While the fellowship will be virtual due to COVID-19, we strive to incorporate Fellows into the Stanford academic community. To accomplish this, we suggest that Fellows identify one or more potential Stanford units beyond CCSRE with which they hope to affiliate. These units might be departments, institutes, museums, libraries, or other campus organizations. Fellows will be asked to meet regularly as a cohort via Zoom and may also have the opportunity to present in classes and other campus-wide lectures or performances. Projects should focus at least in part on issues of race, ethnicity, and indigeneity.

Fellowship Details

Awardees receive:

  • A $10,000 stipend for a 4-month fellowship from February 15 to June 15, 2021

  • A project/materials budget of $2000

  • A community of fellow artists, scholars, and practitioners

We expect to award approximately four fellowships for Spring 2021. Please review submission rules and requirements below.

Deadline: January 10, 2021

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Stanford University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Stanford values diversity among its students, staff, and faculty and strongly welcomes applications from women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans, and underrepresented minorities.

Application Requirements

  1. Cover letter

  2. Project Proposal

  3. CV or resume

  4. Portfolio sample


For inquiries, please contact Perlita Dicochea at