Curriculum Inquiry Writing Fellowship and Writers' Retreat

Call for Nominations 2019
June 17-22, Toronto

Nominations Due February 1st 2019

The Editors of Curriculum Inquiry are pleased to invite nominations for the 2019 Curriculum Inquiry Writing Fellowship (CIWF) and Writer’s Retreat, to be held at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, June 17 to the 22. Up to eight Fellows will be selected to participate in a four-day writer’s retreat and workshop, culminating in a panel presentation at OISE and potential publication in a special issue of Curriculum Inquiry in 2020.

The CIWF seeks to support emerging scholars, including advanced doctoral students, recent graduates, and junior faculty (within three years of completing doctoral degree), who are contributing to new directions in curriculum studies. We are particularly interested in work that emphasizes critical, anti-oppressive, decolonizing, Indigenous, queer, disability, and other approaches that seek to “Brown” or otherwise interrupt hegemonic and normative approaches to curriculum studies. Nominations for emerging Indigenous scholars and scholars of color, as well as disability scholars are particularly encouraged. Please note that authors that have previously published in CI are not eligible.

The fellows will work with a group of established faculty mentors and members of the CI Editorial Team toward the development of an article length manuscript to be considered for publication in a Special Issue of the journal. Each selected fellow will be expected to submit an early draft of 3000 to 5000 words at least four weeks prior to the retreat. All travel expenses will be covered.

Nominations should be submitted online no later than February 1st, 2018, and must include:

1. Nomination letter from thesis supervisor, department chair, or mentor who can comment on writing skills, background, and/or scholarship potential;

2. Curriculum Vitae;

3. A fellowship application to be completed online by nominee;

4. A 250-300 word abstract and a one-page outline of the proposed article to be developed (i.e. a new and original work to be developed during the retreat);

5. A 3000-4000 word unpublished writing sample.

To submit a nomination, CLICK HERE. For questions, please contact Curriculum Inquiry at

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