While research is at the core of ongoing faculty activities and intellectual life, time to devote solely to research can be transformative in generating unique scholarly interventions. That time is what CRE2 Faculty Fellowships provide. Fellowships also foster connections, catalyze new conversations in the study of race and ethnicity, and create lasting collaborative scholarly and professional partnerships.

Fellows will be released from their ordinary teaching, service, and administrative obligations. Fellows will have individual offices and access to meeting and programming space. This cohort of Fellows will participate in and lead collaborative workshops and seminars and will be integral to the CRE2 intellectual community. Each Fellow will have an opportunity to lead a workshop on their own research and scholarship; this workshop will be open to CRE2 Faculty Affiliates and the Fellow’s own invited guests.

CRE2 invites proposals for one-semester Faculty Fellowships during Spring semester of the 2021-2022 academic year. Up to five fellowships will be awarded. Every two years CRE2 designs themes to guide our work. While applicants are free to consider these strategic interests of the Center as they develop projects, we encourage fellowship proposals that feature other topics that are essential to a greater understanding of race and/or ethnicity.

Fellow Obligations

Fellows must be in residence not only at Washington University, but also at CRE2 during the Fellowship period. Additional obligations are set out on the Fellowship Application Form.


Only CRE2 Faculty Affiliates are eligible to apply for Faculty Fellowships. Applicants must be Affiliates at the time of their application. Affiliates are welcome and encouraged to apply for Faculty Fellowships and all other CRE2 funding opportunities. However, Affiliates who have not received CRE2 funding (with the exception of Small Grants) will be given priority.

Proposal Submission & Notification

Proposal submissions for Fellowships during the Spring 2022 semester are due December 1, 2020. The entire application, including the cover sheet, must be submitted via email to cre2@wustl.edu with the subject heading 2020 CRE2 Fellowship Submission.

Awards will be announced February 16, 2021.

Review and Selection

The following criteria will be used in evaluating the proposals by an appointed Faculty Fellow Selection Committee:

  • The overall quality and significance of the proposed research
  • The usefulness of the Fellowship at this stage in the applicant’s project
  • The potential of the proposed work to advance the applicant’s overall research program
  • The potential of the proposed work to advance the broader study of race and/or ethnicity