RJI Fellows Program & Application Information

The Research Justice at the Intersections (RJI) Fellows Program offers 8–12 competitively selected scholars the opportunity to engage in a critical reading and writing group during one academic year. RJI fellows meet approximately biweekly during two academic semesters to share and comment on works in progress. Fellows also present their work during the provost’s lunchtime seminar series.


The RJI Fellows Program is open to scholars who:

  • conduct research that examines the intersections of race, class, gender, sexuality, religion, and/or nation and are interested in exploring ideas related to a research justice framework in their work
  • hold a PhD or equivalent terminal degree, from any discipline
  • come from any country (though please note that Mills College is not able to provide legal advice or assistance regarding visas.)
  • are in residence in the Bay Area from September through December and January through April


In addition to participation in the biweekly reading and writing seminars, RJI Fellows receive:

  • Mills College library card (access to over 60 e-databases, 40,000 journal titles and 140,000 ebooks)
  • Designated office space, Mills College email address (upon request) and internet access
  • Scholars will have an opportunity to present their work during brown bag lunches
  • Opportunity to recruit Mills College student research assistant(s)
  • Access to Mills Faculty-Staff Computer Lab, Faculty-Staff Lounge, Library Group Study areas
  • Fees waived for use of Mills recreational facilities; Access to Mills fine arts events
  • Option of purchasing meal card

Please note:

  • RJI Fellows are neither compensated nor receive housing accommodation.
  • There will be a $200 fee for accepted fellows; this fee is waived for Mills employees.
  • Fellows from the global south may apply for a fee waiver on the application. This will not affect your application status.

Application deadline: April 30, 2020

For more information:

Mills College
Sheila Lloyd, RJI Director
Office of the Provost 
5000 MacArthur Blvd, MB #39
Oakland, CA 94613