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Deadline: 16-Feb-22

Applications are now open for the CREATE Disability, Gender and Sexual Diversity and Intersex Rights Fellowships!

The CREATE Fellowship Program aims to support knowledge production, art, storytelling, and community ideas for change that encompass sexual and gender diversity, intersex rights, and intersections and connections with disability.

CREA engages in cross-movement work, collectively reimagining how to dismantle power structures and support relationship building for more intersectional feminist activism. In line with this commitment and the growing interest of activists, CREA seeks to deepen the understanding of the interplay between sexual and gender diversity, intersex rights and disability, and in particular, from a global perspective of the South. To do this, CREA will provide fellowships to deepen understanding and strengthen inter-movement collaboration around sexual and gender diversity, intersex and disability rights.

CREATE grants will support activists, artists, researchers, and community organizers who are already working at these intersections. They will bring greater attention to the work already happening at these intersections, bring out the common ground, fault lines and nuances between disability, sexual and gender diversity and intersex movements, and generate greater great understanding and interest in inter-movement solidarity. It is also an opportunity to have conversations and examine inequalities within social movements (i.e. ableism in LGBTQ spaces or homophobia in human rights movements). disabilities) and suggest tactics to dismantle them.


The fellowships will support the production of knowledge, art, and storytelling through scholarship, art, and activism. Fellowships will strengthen individual efforts to make connections and strengthen collective knowledge and action. The knowledge, art, and experiences that emerge from fellowship will form the basis for cross-movement dialogue and reshape, rethink, and reinvigorate CREA’s future work.

Scholarship Scope
  • Fellowship themes can explore a range of topics at the intersections of sexual and gender diversity, intersex rights and disability. Topics chosen should address intersectionality, support cross-movement building, and bring new perspectives and insights into under-explored issues.
  • For example, fellowships could address topics such as:
    • Access to intimacy at the intersection of sexual and gender diversity, intersex and disability;
    • Medicalization of transgender, intersex and disabled bodies;
    • Access to sexual and reproductive health care in homophobic and ableist contexts;
    • Anti-colonial perspectives on sexual and gender diversity, intersex and disability;
    • Map common advocacy priorities in the intersex, disability, and sexual and gender diversity movements and document emerging spaces of intersecting movements.
What support does CREA provide to scholarship holders?

Financial support of 8000 USD will be provided to each of the 6 fellows to develop their knowledge resource over the course of nine months. Fellows will work with resource advisors who have expertise in sexual and gender diversity, disability, and intersex rights. Workshops will be organized to foster cross-fertilization and share ideas. Peer review will be part of the process. Fellows can also apply for funds to cover accessibility accommodations as well as accessibility costs for their final work (for example, having a film or publication transcribed into Easy-to-Read format). Final scholarship results should recognize CREA’s contribution. The result of the scholarship will be jointly owned by the scholarship holder and CREA. ICA will facilitate peer review and, where appropriate, ethical review of the project. CREA will support wide dissemination through its networks and platforms. The scholarship results will use open source solutions to be widely available and accessible to the public.

Eligibility criteria

Activists, scholars, artists, storytellers and community organizers working with an intersectional approach on disability, sexual and gender diversity and intersex rights can apply. They encourage applicants who have lived experience at these intersections and those who are involved in social change in the disability rights, sexual and gender diversity, feminist and/or intersex movements. They especially encourage people from the South to apply. They also invite members of structurally excluded groups in the North, such as Indigenous peoples, people who experience racial, ethnic or religious discrimination, immigrant communities, among others, to apply.

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