The Center for the Study of Women offers grants to all UCLA ladder faculty for research development, new project development that may lead to external funding opportunities through CSW, and project completion that could be considered for CSW publications (policy briefs, research reports).

Preference will be given to junior faculty and projects that link to CSW’s current research projects (e.g., Feminism and the Senses, Food Water Shelter, Chemical Entanglements). For more information regarding CSW’s current research projects, visit here.


Ranges from $1500-$3000

Deadline: Monday, May 7, 2018


  • Applicants must be UCLA tenure-track faculty and can apply for support for research projects on gender, sexuality, and/or women's issues.
  • Faculty are not eligible to receive a Faculty Research Grant (formerly known as Faculty Development Grant) within three years of their receipt of an earlier one
  • Recipients must agree to the following
    • Submit a final report describing the project outcomes
    • Acknowledge CSW in all public informational materials and publications resulting from the grant
    • Collaborate with CSW’s Publications Unit to prepare an article or blog post for a CSW publication
    • Provide a service to CSW from the following options: 1) Serve on an awards committee; 2) Moderate a panel at the Thinking Gender Conference; or 3) Present research findings in a public forum sponsored by CSW (if needed)

To Apply

The application requires the following documents:

  1. Research Proposal (maximum 3 single-spaced description that includes the title and an explanation of the proposed research)
  2. Bibliography
  3. Itemized Budget (1 page describing how funds will be used)
  4. Supporting Documents (quotes/invoices) of Budget Items (e.g., if airfare, provide copy of airfare prices if ticket is not yet purchased)
  5. Curriculum Vitae

Only complete applications will be considered. CSW must receive all required documents no later than 11:59 PM (PST) on Monday, May 7, 2018.

Funded by Dr. Pat Zukow and CSW supporters, the Center for the Study of Women awards a set of grants that are available only to CSW Research Affiliates. Honoring the memory of a writer who documented the silences imposed on women by family and work responsibilities and financial need, the Tillie Olsen Grants provide funding to support exceptional research and projects by CSW Research Affiliates.

Amount: Up to three $750 grants per year

Deadline: Monday, May 7, 2018

  • Only CSW Research Affiliates may apply
  • Grants may be used to support participation in scholarly conferences, travel to research sites, purchase of specialized research materials, or procurement of technical services
  • Expenses must be incurred from July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018
  • Applications will be evaluated on the basis of the quality of the project and/or financial need
  • Research Affiliates may apply in successive or multiple years.
  • Recipients are required to 1) write a blog post about their research activities for the CSW website and 2) acknowledge CSW in all publications resulting from this project
To Apply:

The application requires the documents listed below. 
  1. Research Project Abstract (maximum 2 single-spaced pages)
  2. Itemized Budget (1 page describing how funds will be used)
  3. Supporting Documents (quotes/invoices) of Budget Items (e.g., if airfare, provide copy of airfare prices if ticket is not yet purchased)
  4. Curriculum Vitae
Only complete applications will be considered. CSW must receive all required documents no later than 11:59 PM (PST) on Monday, May 7, 2018.

Thank you for your interest in the CSW Research Affiliate Brown Bag.

Grantmaking for Systemic Change: Daughters of Charity, Seton Institute, and Alleviating Poverty in the Global South, 1985-2010

A talk by Kristine Gunnell

Event Date: Thursday, May 10, 2018
Event Time: 12:00 - 1:30 PM
Event Location: Rolfe 2125, UCLA

Feel free to bring your lunch!

Please fill out the registration form below in order to assist us in planning this event.

You are cordially invited to attend the UCLA Center for the Study of Women's 2018 Awards and Benefit Luncheon, featuring the Keynote Address:

40 Years in Corporate Culture: A Successful Woman’s Strategies for Surviving and Thriving 

by Paula Williams Madison
Chairman and CEO, Madison Media Management, LLC
Former CEO, Los Angeles Sparks
Former Executive Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer, NBCUniversal

Thursday, May 31, 2018
12:00 - 2:30 PM
Optimist Room, UCLA Meyer and Renee Luskin Conference Center
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Non-Refundable Tickets are $30

Deadline to RSVP: Friday, May 18, 2018

In addition to the Keynote Address, this end-of-the-year event will honor the Center's accomplishments and our award recipients from the past year. This year, we will honor Paula Williams Madison and LA Sparks Player Nneka Ogwumike with the CSW 2018 Distinguished Leader in Feminism Award. We will also recognize our CSW student awardees. We invite you to learn more about the Center and celebrate another successful year with us!

SPACE IS LIMITED AND RELEASED ON A FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED BASIS. If you can no longer attend the event or have questions, please contact CSW Manager Kristina Magpayo Nyden at Payments are non-refundable.

To make our events accessible and accommodate all attendees, please help us make this event fragrance-free. For more information, please visit our EVENTS ACCESSIBILITY PAGE.

The CSW Policy Brief Prize was created to support and promote applied feminist scholarship by graduate students at UCLA. In 2011, we initiated a publications series rethinking public policy on gender, sexuality, and women’s issues and created the prize to encourage graduate students to submit their work. Each CSW Policy Brief presents research in support of a policy change that would substantially improve the health and well being of women and their families. Previous CSW Policy Briefs can be found on our Policy Briefs page.

We are delighted to invite submissions to CSW’s 6th Annual Student Policy Brief Competition. Accepted students will be selected to work with CSW researchers and staff on revising a policy brief for distribution to key community partners and public officials throughout California.  


Deadline: Monday, June 4, 2018

Criteria: Currently enrolled UCLA graduate student

Topic: Addressing Sexual Violence; Achieving Justice: Shelter, Intersectionality, and Sexual Harassment Policy

To Apply: Submit a 750-word Policy Brief, following the guidelines of the CSW Policy Brief Template, and CV.

Special Note:

  • Students who are qualified under the CA Dream Act of 2011 are eligible to apply. Detailed information on the CA Dream Act of 2011 is on
  • Applicants who are receiving financial aid should consult with the Financial Aid Office. If you are selected as a recipient of this award, your financial aid package may be subject to revision.
CSW must receive all application materials no later than 11:59 PM (PST) on Monday, June 4, 2018.