AMI Graduate Women & Gender Studies Fellowship Application

AMI Graduate Women and Gender Studies Fellows are expected to contribute to the goals and profile of the Institute in the following ways:

  • Make one substantive contribution to the research profile of the Institute, preferably engaging with the broader community. Contributions could include (co-)organizing and participating in a panel, a round table discussion, or a public lecture. AMI Graduate Women and Gender Studies Fellows are encouraged to work in partnership with MSVU faculty, the AMI Chair, the AMI Steering Committee, and/or the MSVU Research Office, where appropriate, on events or activities they wish to put together.
  • Make one substantive contribution to the life of the Institute by actively contributing to a key initiative (e.g., International Day of the Girl, December 6 Day of Remembrance, or the Girls Conference)
  • Support the Institute by attending occasional events and meetings of the AMI Steering Committee, and by sharing event notices and/or social media content
  • Provide permission to be listed on the Institute’s website with a short bio and photo.

How to apply:

Submit an application that includes the following:

  • A current CV
  • A copy of your transcripts
  • A 500-word statement indicating:
    • How your academic and research goals align with the above-listed themes and the AMI’s mission;
    • Contributions you hope to make to the goals and profile of the AMI during your 8-month appointment.

Assessment Criteria:

  • Academic merit (30%)
  • Alignment with the AMI mission and identified research areas/themes (35%)
  • Planned contributions to the goals and profile of the AMI, including impact and feasibility (35%)
    Submit your application electronically to the AMI Chair ( with the subject line “AMI-GWGS Fellow Application.”

The AMI expects to appoint two Fellows for the 8-month term beginning October 1, 2022. APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED FOR 2022.


Congratulations to Elayna Foran, AMI’s first inaugural fellow!

Elayna Foran (they/she) obtained a bachelor’s degree in Women & Gender Studies from Mount Saint Vincent University in 2021 and is in their second year of a Graduate Women & Gender Studies program at MSVU. Their thesis work centers around the experiences of LGBTQ+ individuals with discrimination in mental health treatment, with other research interests in feminist poetry and philosophy. They can also be found at MSVU in the Research Office as the Communications Intern, where they coordinate social media output as well as research-based events on campus. With the AMI, they are aiming to engage a wider social community with women, gender, and social justice issues through on-campus events and promotions. In their free time, they enjoy crochet, painting, and listening to K-Pop surrounded by their plants.