Graduate Student Call: Judith Yaross Lee Publication Grant in American Humor Studies

deadline for submissions: 
September 23, 2022
full name / name of organization: 
American Humor Studies Association

American Humor Studies Association

Judith Yaross Lee Publication Grant in American Humor Studies


Sponsored and funded by the American Humor Studies Association, the goal of the Judith Yaross Lee Publication Grant is to provide graduate students and emerging scholars with professional guidance and support in publishing an article on comedy and humor studies. Graduate students and those who earned their Ph.D.s in 2022 are welcome to apply. 

Projects in the early stages of development will be considered—from initial conceptualization to those in the drafting phase—and should be on any aspect of American humor/comedy—broadly defined. 

The AHSA recognizes that scholars working in comedy and humor studies often work with advisors who are not trained in this specialty. The objective of the mentorship program is to provide tailored, expert feedback on potential scholarship and to support and build the humor/comedy studies field. Those selected to participate will be matched with a mentor in their area who will meet with the mentee regularly to both help plot a trajectory for publication and to provide feedback on scholarship. Mentees are encouraged to submit their finished article to the AHSA’s journal Studies in American Humor but are also welcome to submit to the journal of their choosing.

Eligible: Graduate Students who are members of the AHSA; may join if accepted; scholars who received their Ph.D. in 2022 are eligible.

Reimbursement: Mentees will receive a $100 stipend from the American Humor Studies Association upon submission of their article.

End goal: Finished article ready for submission; not required to submit to Studies in American Humor but very welcome to do so.

Application: To apply, please send a CV and an abstract of your proposed project (200-300 words) to by September 23, 2022. If you have any questions, you may direct them to For more information, please visit