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. For more information regarding CSW’s current research projects, visit here.

Amount: Ranges from $1500-$3000

Deadline: Monday, May, 2, 2022

Criteria
 

  • 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

  • Recipients will be recognized at a future CSW Awards Celebration. CSW Staff will coordinate your attendance accordingly.
     


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 2, 2022. 


Questions?

For questions regarding CSW awards, fellowships, and grants, please contact the Management Services Officer.

DESCRIPTION OF AWARD
The Center for the Study of Women and Institute for American Cultures established the joint Research Excellence Award for Associate Professors in January 2017. This Award consists of a monograph manuscript (or equivalent) workshop organized by CSW-IAC to promote continuing excellence in scholarship by UCLA professors at the associate level addressing questions important to the fields of critical race and postcolonial studies and/or gender, sexuality, and ethnic studies.

NOMINATION PROCESS
Candidates for the award must be nominated by a fellow faculty member (inside or outside of UCLA) committed to co-organizing the workshop alongside the CSW-IAC selection committee and staff.

STRUCTURE OF WORKSHOPS
Each workshop will feature a distinguished outside reader from the awardee’s field who will prepare detailed written reports in preparation for the workshop discussion. Also invited will be a select group of local colleagues and intellectual interlocutors who will also have had an opportunity to read the manuscript or portions thereof. These workshops will offer awardees an extended and detailed discussion of his or her manuscript and a pragmatic plan of action for revisions.  

Deadline: Thursday, March 31, 2022


TO APPLY
The application requires the following materials:     
 

  1. Two-page (single-spaced) abstract of the book manuscript, including a progress report on state of completion by the time of the workshop
  2. Curriculum Vitae, with past service to or collaboration with IAC and/or CSW highlighted
  3. Letter of Nomination, noting three potential outside readers of the manuscript

Application may be submitted by nominator or nominee.

Only complete applications will be considered. CSW must receive all required documents no later than 11:59 PM (PST) on Thursday, March 31, 2022.

QUESTIONS?
Contact Rosa Chung, Management Services Officer, at rosa@women.ucla.edu.

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. More information about Tillie Olsen.

Amount: Up to three $750 grants per year (based on budget submitted)

Deadline: Monday, May 2, 2022

Criteria:

  • Only CSW Research Affiliates may apply
  • Expenses must be incurred from July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2022
  • Grants may be used to support participation in scholarly conferences, travel to research sites, purchase of specialized research materials, or procurement of technical services
  • 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 acknowledge CSW in all publications resulting from this project
  • Award payment is paid via reimbursement based on budget and receipts submitted

 To Apply:
The application requires the documents listed below.  
 

  1. Research Project Abstract (maximum 2 single-spaced pages, including works cited)
  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 2, 2022. 

The CSW Black Feminism Initiative (BFI) has established two fellowships to support intellectual work that centers Black feminist frameworks of analysis. The Alisa Bierria Graduate Fellowship in Black Feminist Research honors and continues the work of Alisa Bierria, whose writing explores race, intentionality, intimate organizing, anti-Black racism, carceral culture, gendered violence, and anti-carceral approaches to justice. The Mariame Kaba Graduate Fellowship in Black Feminist Research honors and continues the work of Mariame Kaba, whose writing examines policing, abolition, gendered state violence, youth activism, organizing and leadership, interpersonal violence, and anti-carceral approaches to justice.


The Alisa Bierria Graduate Fellowship in Black Feminist Research honors and continues the work of Alisa Bierria, whose writing explores race, intentionality, intimate organizing, anti-Black racism, carceral culture, gendered violence, and anticarceral approaches to justice. At UC Berkeley, she founded the Feminist Anti-Carceral Policy and Research Initiative. With organizations such as Communities Against Rape and Abuse (CARA), The Free Marissa Now Mobilization Campaign, and Incite! Women of Color Against Violence, Bierria has meaningfully challenged sexual violence and the carceral state. Her activism has been instrumental in securing the freedom of criminalized survivors of gender violence.

The Mariame Kaba Graduate Fellowship in Black Feminist Research honors and continues the work of Mariame Kaba, whose writing examines policing, abolition, gendered state violence, youth activism, organizing and leadership, interpersonal violence, and anticarceral approaches to justice. She has been at the helm of numerous grassroots organizations that have educated the public, mobilized against racial terror, and challenged gender violence: Project Nia, the Chicago Freedom School, the Chicago Alliance to Free Marissa Alexander, Incite! Women of Color Against Violence, and We Charge Genocide, to name a few.  She runs the social media account Prison Culture, which has reshaped public understandings of the carceral state and abolition.

Along with Ayanna Banks Harris, Sumayya Coleman, Colby Lenz, Hyejin Shim, and Stacy Suh, Bierria and Kaba co-founded Survived and Punished, a national project that develops policy and research strategies to challenge the criminalization of survivors of domestic and sexual violence. Survived and Punished organizes defense campaigns on behalf of criminalized survivors of gender violence, advocates for commutations, and produces training materials. Among the leading activists and thinkers working in abolitionist feminism, their respective lectures, scholarly and popular essays, books, educational curricula, institutional leadership, curatorial projects, and organizing have had an expansive and profound impact on scholars, public audiences, and community organizers alike.

Amount:
Alisa Bierria Graduate Fellowship: $1000
Mariame Kaba Graduate Fellowship: $1000

Deadline:  Monday, November 15, 2021

Criteria:

  • Applicant must be a currently registered PhD or Master’s student at UCLA during the quarters when the application is due and when award payment is made 
  • Fellowship can be used for research travel, conference presentations, or the acquisition of materials critical for an advanced research project such as a thesis or dissertation
  • Scholarly research that includes an artistic or organizing dimension is also encouraged
  • Awardee will be honored at the CSW Awards Celebration at UCLA in May/June 2022. Attendance is highly encouraged.

 Special Note

  • Students who are qualified under the CA Dream Act of 2011 are eligible to apply. Find detailed information on the Dream Act at www.financialaid.ucla.edu
  • Students receiving financial aid are advised to consult with the Financial Aid Office about the potential effect of this award on their financial aid package.

 To Apply:
The application requires the following documents:

  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. List of three references that includes names, affiliations, and email addresses
  3. A Statement* (maximum 3-4 single-spaced pages) that includes:         
    • a description of your academic background (coursework, degree focus, past creative, activist, or research projects)
    • a description of your research project that explains the work’s methods, arguments and/or guiding questions, and conveys how the project engages with and advances Black feminist thought/politics
    • a bibliography of 5-10 key texts that shape the project
    • a brief, one paragraph budget that itemizes anticipated project expenditures
       

*Please compose essays that are within the stated guidelines, as review committee members may not be able to read statements in excess of 4 single-spaced pages.

Letters of Recommendations: 

Letters of recommendation should be uploaded via Submittable. Applicants will list the recommender’s email address in the form and an email will be sent (once the application is submitted) via Submittable to the recommender with instructions on uploading.

If the recommender encounters difficulties uploading letters to Submittable, they may send it directly to rosa@women.ucla.edu with the name of the student and award for which they are applying.


Only complete applications will be considered. CSW must receive all required documents no later than 11:59 PM (PST) on Monday, November 15, 2021.

Questions
For questions regarding the Black Feminism Initiative and BFI Graduate Fellowships, please contact Management Services Officer, Rosa Chung at rosa@women.ucla.edu. 

Funded through donations from friends and supporters of CSW, travel grants assist UCLA graduate and undergraduate students with travel expenses related to academic or professional conference presentations and field research on women, gender, and sexuality. Due to the continuation of the COVID-19 pandemic, these travel grants will support virtual attendance expenses (i.e. virtual conference registration fees). If you have any questions about what the travel grant will cover, please email rosa@women.ucla.edu.

CSW offers two grant cycles every year, fall and spring. For the Fall cycle (deadline in November), only travel that occurs between July 1-December 31 in the respective year will be considered. If travel crosses two cycles, the funding cycle will be determined by your return date. If your application is selected, award will be paid via reimbursement based on receipts after travel is completed.


CSW cannot reimburse travel to states on the law AB 1887 prohibited list. Law AB 1887 prohibits state-funded travel to a state that has passed a law that (1) authorizes discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, or (2) voids or repeals existing state or local protections against such discrimination. For more information and the current list of states, review the Travel Notice: Assembly Bill 1887. If your travel is to a state on the list, we cannot accept your application.


Amount: $500 maximum (award amount and number of awards vary)

Deadline: Monday, November 15, 2021


Criteria

  • Travel for the fall grant must occur on or between July 1, 2021 and December 31, 2021
  • Awardees will be selected on the basis of merit
  • Awardees must be registered UCLA students and preferably a woman. Awardees must also be registered during the quarter when travel occurs and when the reimbursement is processed. For summer, students must be enrolled in the preceding spring quarter and subsequent fall or winter quarters.
  • Travel must be for research or a conference pertaining to women, gender, and sexuality
  • For conference travel, awardee must provide evidence that the paper was delivered at a conference
  • CSW reimburses the awardee only after receiving original (hard copy) receipts for eligible travel expenses
  • Awardee(s) will be honored at the CSW Awards Celebration at UCLA in May/June 2022. Attendance is highly encouraged.


Special Note 

  • Students who are qualified under the CA Dream Act of 2011 are eligible to apply. Find detailed information on the Dream Act at www.financialaid.ucla.edu
  • Applicants receiving financial aid are advised to consult with the Financial Aid Office about the potential effect of this award on their financial aid package.  


To Apply:

The application requires the documents listed below:
 

  1. Proposal describing project or conference paper (maximum 2 single-spaced pages, including works cited)
  2. Curriculum Vitae/Resume
  3. Unofficial UCLA Transcripts (with most recent coursework)
  4. One Letter of Recommendation from a faculty member familiar with the research for which you are applying


Letter of Recommendation
The letter of recommendation should be uploaded via Submittable. Applicants will list the reference's email address in the form and an email will be sent (once the application is submitted) via Submittable to the recommender with instructions on uploading.

If the recommender encounters difficulties uploading letters to Submittable, they may send it directly to rosa@women.ucla.edu with the name of the student and award for which they are applying.

Only complete applications will be considered. CSW must receive all required documents, including the letter of recommendation, no later than 11:59 PM (PST) on Monday, November 15, 2021.  

Questions?

For questions regarding CSW awards, fellowships, and grants, please contact the Management Services Officer.

Funded through donations from friends and supporters of CSW, travel grants assist UCLA graduate and undergraduate students with travel expenses related to academic or professional conference presentations and field research on women, gender, and sexuality. Due to the continuation of the COVID-19 pandemic, these travel grants will support virtual attendance expenses (i.e. virtual conference registration fees). If you have any questions about what the travel grant will cover, please email rosa@women.ucla.edu.


CSW offers two grant cycles every year, fall and spring. For the Spring cycle (deadline in March), only travel that occurs between January 1-June 30 in the respective year will be considered. If travel crosses two cycles, the funding cycle will be determined by your return date. If your application is selected, award will be paid via reimbursement based on receipts after travel is completed.


CSW cannot reimburse travel to states on the law AB 1887 prohibited list. Law AB 1887 prohibits state-funded travel to a state that has passed a law that (1) authorizes discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, or (2) voids or repeals existing state or local protections against such discrimination. For more information and the current list of states, review the Travel Notice: Assembly Bill 1887. If your travel is to a state on the list, we cannot accept your application.

Amount: $500 maximum (award amount and number of awards vary)

Deadline:  Thursday, March 31, 2022

Criteria

  • Travel for the spring grant must occur on or between January 1, 2022 and June 30, 2022
  • Awardees will be selected on the basis of merit
  • Awardees must be registered UCLA students and preferably a woman. Awardees must also be registered during the quarter when travel occurs and when the reimbursement is processed. For summer, students must be enrolled in the preceding spring quarter and subsequent fall or winter quarters.
  • Travel must be for research or a conference pertaining to women, gender, and sexuality
  • For conference travel, awardee must provide evidence that the paper was delivered at a conference
  • CSW reimburses the awardee only after receiving original (hard copy) receipts for eligible travel expenses
  • Awardee(s) will be honored at the CSW Awards Celebration at UCLA in May/June 2022. Attendance is highly encouraged.

Special Note

  • Students who are qualified under the CA Dream Act of 2011 are eligible to apply. Find detailed information on the Dream Act at www.financialaid.ucla.edu
  • Applicants receiving financial aid are advised to consult with the Financial Aid Office about the potential effect of this award on their financial aid package.  



To Apply:
The application requires the documents listed below:

  1. Proposal describing project or conference paper (maximum 2 single-spaced pages, including works cited)
  2. Curriculum Vitae/Resume
  3. Unofficial UCLA Transcripts (with most recent coursework)
  4. One Letter of Recommendation from a faculty member familiar with the research for which you are applying


Letter of Recommendation
The letter of recommendation should be uploaded via Submittable. Applicants will list the reference's email address in the form and an email will be sent (once the application is submitted) via Submittable to the recommender with instructions on uploading.

If the recommender encounters difficulties uploading letters to Submittable, they may send it directly to rosa@women.ucla.edu with the name of the student and award for which they are applying.

Only complete applications will be considered. CSW must receive all required documents, including the letter of recommendation, no later than 11:59 PM (PST) on Thursday, March 31, 2022.  


Questions?

For questions regarding CSW awards, fellowships, and grants, please contact the Management Services Officer.

This award recognizes an outstanding research report, master’s thesis, dissertation, or published article related to women and health or women in health-related endeavors. It is named for Elizabeth Blackwell, MD, the first woman to graduate from medical school, and made possible by the generosity of Mrs. Jean Stone.

Amount: One $1000 award

DEADLINE: Thursday, March 31, 2022

Criteria:

  • Applicant must be registered in a graduate program (such as PhD, master’s, etc.) at UCLA during the quarters when the application is due and when award payment is made
  • The research report, master’s thesis, dissertation, or published article must have been written while the applicant was enrolled in a UCLA graduate program
  •  Co-authored submissions are eligible for this award with the following stipulations:

 

  1.  To be eligible for the Elizabeth Graduate, MD, Graduate Award, the first author(s) must be a graduate student(s). If the first author is an undergraduate student, apply for the Elizabeth Blackwell, MD, Undergraduate Award
  2.  Applications may be submitted either by the main/first author of a co-authored paper or by two or more co-authors of a paper where they share equal authorship. 
  3.  For papers with faculty or postdoctoral fellow co-authors, the graduate student applicant must be the first or main author. 
  4.  All co-authored submissions must complete the Percentage of Work Form as part of the application. The applicant(s) and the faculty advisor for the project must sign the form. 
  5.  Only applicants (if authors include faculty or postdoctoral fellows) are eligible to receive the award and corresponding award payment. 


  • Awardee(s) will be honored at the CSW Awards Celebration at UCLA in May/June 2022. Attendance is highly encouraged.
     

  Special Note

  • Students who are qualified under the CA Dream Act of 2011 are eligible to apply. Find detailed information on the Dream Act at www.financialaid.ucla.edu
  • Applicants receiving financial aid are advised to consult with the Financial Aid Office about the potential effect of this award on their financial aid package.

 
To Apply:
 The application requires the documents listed below:

  1. Research report or an abstract/summary of a master’s thesis, dissertation, or published article (maximum 6 single-spaced pages. including works cited). For published or accepted work, the committee will accept the published abstract and excerpts from the material to total no more than the allotted length of 6 pages in lieu of a written summary.
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Unofficial UCLA Transcripts (with most recent coursework)
  4. Two Letters of Recommendation from faculty members of any university
  5.  For co-authored submissions, the Percentage of Work Form (signed by the applicant(s) and faculty advisor for the project) 

 
Letters of Recommendation
Letters of recommendation should be uploaded via Submittable. Applicants will list the recommender's email address in the form and an email will be sent (once the application is submitted) via Submittable to the recommender with instructions on uploading.

If the recommender encounters difficulties uploading letters to Submittable, they may send it directly to rosa@women.ucla.edu with the name of the student and award for which they are applying.

Only complete applications will be considered. CSW must receive all required documents, including letters of recommendations, no later than 11:59 PM (PST) on Thursday, March 31, 2022.


Questions?

For questions regarding CSW awards, fellowships, and grants, please contact the Management Services Officer.
 

This award recognizes an outstanding research report, thesis, or published article related to women and health or women in health-related endeavors. Named for Elizabeth Blackwell, MD, the first woman to graduate from medical school, it is made possible by the generosity of Mrs. Jean Stone.

Amount: One $1000 award

DEADLINE: Thursday, March 31, 2022

Criteria:

  • Applicant must be currently registered in an undergraduate program at UCLA during the quarters when the application is due and when award payment is made
  • The research report, thesis, or published article must have been written while the applicant was enrolled in a UCLA undergraduate program
  • Co-authored submissions are eligible for this award with the following stipulations:

 

  1.  Applications may be submitted either by the main/first author of a co-authored paper or by two or more co-authors of a paper where they share equal authorship. 
  2.  The applicant must be an undergraduate student(s). 
  3.  For papers with faculty, graduate students, or post-doctoral fellow co-authors, the undergraduate student applicant must be the first or main author. 
  4.  All co-authored submissions must complete the Percentage of Work Form as part of the application. The applicant(s) and the faculty advisor for the project must sign the form. 
  5.  Only applicants, not necessarily all authors, are eligible to receive the award and corresponding award payment. 

 

  • Awardee(s) will be honored at the CSW Awards Celebration at UCLA in May/June 2022. Attendance is highly encouraged.
     

 Special Note

  • Students who are qualified under the CA Dream Act of 2011 are eligible to apply. Find detailed information on the Dream Act at www.financialaid.ucla.edu
  • Applicants receiving financial aid are advised to consult with the Financial Aid Office about the potential effect of this award on their financial aid package.



To Apply:
 The application requires the documents listed below:

  1. Research report or an abstract/summary of a thesis or published article (maximum 6 single-spaced pages, including works cited)
     - For published or accepted work, the committee will accept the published abstract and excerpts from the material to total no more than the allotted length of 6 pages in lieu of a written summary.
  2. Curriculum Vitae/Resume
  3. Unofficial UCLA Transcripts (with most recent coursework) (For transfer students, community college transcripts are welcome if applicant feels it will strengthen application.)
  4. Two Letters of Recommendation from faculty members of any university
  5.  For co-authored submissions, the Percentage of Work Form (signed by the applicant(s) and faculty advisor for the project) 

Letters of Recommendation
Letters of recommendation should be uploaded via Submittable. Applicants will list the recommender's email address in the form and an email will be sent (once the application is submitted) via Submittable to the recommender with instructions on uploading.


If the recommender encounters difficulties uploading letters to Submittable, they may send it directly to csw@csw.ucla.edu with the name of the student and award for which they are applying.

Only complete applications will be considered. CSW must receive all required documents, including letters of recommendations, no later than 11:59 PM (PST) on Thursday, March 31, 2022.

This award will help fund a promising law or graduate student’s research focusing on women and the law with preference given to research on women in the criminal/legal justice system. It is made possible through the generosity of Mrs. Jean Stone to honor her daughter, Paula Stone.

Amount: One $3000 fellowship

Deadline: Thursday, March 31, 2022

Criteria:

  • Applicant must be registered in a graduate program (such as JD, LLM, SJD, PhD, or master's) at UCLA during the quarters when the application is due and when award payment is made
  • Applicant must be pursuing independent research, the results of which are suitable for publication as an academic article or book
  1.  Co-authored submissions are eligible for this award with the following stipulations:
    The first author(s) must be a graduate student(s). 
  2. Applications may be submitted either by the main/first author of a co-authored paper or by two or more co-authors of a paper where they share equal authorship. 
  3.  For papers with faculty or postdoctoral fellow co-authors, the graduate student applicant must be the first or main author. 
  •  All co-authored submissions must complete the Percentage of Work Form as part of the application. The applicant(s) and the faculty advisor for the project must sign the form. 
  •  Only applicants (if authors include faculty or postdoctoral fellows) are eligible to receive the award and corresponding award payment. 
  • Awardee(s) will be honored at the CSW Awards Celebration at UCLA in May/June 2022. Attendance is highly encouraged.

 

Special Note
 

  • Students who are qualified under the CA Dream Act of 2011 are eligible to apply. Find detailed information on the Dream Act at www.financialaid.ucla.edu
  • Applicants receiving financial aid are advised to consult with the Financial Aid Office about the potential effect of this award on their financial aid package.  


To Apply:
The application requires the documents listed below.  
 

  1. Research Project Abstract or Proposal (maximum 5 single-spaced pages, including works cited)
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Unofficial UCLA Transcripts (with most recent coursework)
  4. Two Letters of Recommendation from faculty members of any university
  5.  For co-authored submissions, the Percentage of Work Form (signed by the applicant(s) and faculty advisor for the project) 


Letters of Recommendation
Letters of Recommendation should be uploaded via Submittable. Applicants will list the recommender's email address in the form and an email will be sent (once the application is submitted) via Submittable to the recommender with instructions on uploading.

If the recommender encounters difficulties uploading letters to Submittable, they may send it directly to rosa@women.ucla.edu with the name of the student and award for which they are applying.

Only complete applications will be considered. CSW must receive all required documents, including letters of recommendations, no later than 11:59 PM (PST) on Thursday, March 31, 2022.
 

Questions?

For questions regarding CSW awards, fellowships, and grants, please contact the Management Services Officer.

Made possible through the generosity of Dr. Barbara "Penny" Kanner, PhD, the Penny Kanner Dissertation Research Fellowship funds an exceptional dissertation research project that pertains to women or gender that uses historical materials and methods. (Note: This award has replaced the George Eliot Award and the Mary Wollstonecraft Award.)

Amount: Two awards at $4000 each

Deadline: Thursday, March 31, 2022

Criteria:
 

  • The object of study may derive from the social sciences, literature, or the arts
  • Applicant must be registered in a doctoral program at UCLA during the quarters when the application is due and when award payment is made
  • Dissertation prospectus must pertain to women and/or gender
  • Research must use historical materials 
  • Awardee(s) will be honored at the CSW Awards Celebration at UCLA in May/June 2022. Attendance is highly encouraged.


Special Note
 

  • Students who are qualified under the CA Dream Act of 2011 are eligible to apply. Find detailed information on the Dream Act at www.financialaid.ucla.edu
  • Applicants receiving financial aid are advised to consult with the Financial Aid Office about the potential effect of this award on their financial aid package.

To Apply:
The application requires the documents listed below.  

  1. Dissertation Abstract or Proposal (maximum 5 single-spaced pages, including works cited)
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Unofficial UCLA Transcripts (with most recent coursework)
  4. Two Letters of Recommendation from faculty members of any university


Letters of Recommendation
Letters of recommendation should be uploaded via Submittable. Applicants will list the recommender's email address in the form and an email will be sent (once the application is submitted) via Submittable to the recommender with instructions on uploading.

If the recommender encounters difficulties uploading letters to Submittable, they may send it directly to rosa@women.ucla.edu with the name of the student and award for which they are applying.

Only complete applications will be considered. CSW must receive all required documents, including letters of recommendations, no later than 11:59 PM (PST) on Thursday, March 31, 2022.


Questions?

For questions regarding CSW awards, fellowships, and grants, please contact the Management Services Officer.

Made possible through the generosity of Mrs. Jean Stone, this fellowship funds an exceptional graduate student dissertation research project focusing on women and gender.

Amount: Two awards at $4000 each

Deadline: Thursday, March 31, 2022

Criteria:

  • Applicant must be engaged in research on women and/or gender
  • Applicant must be registered in a doctoral program at UCLA during the quarters when the application is due and when award payment is made 
  • Applicant must be advanced to candidacy by award application deadline 
  • Awardee(s) will be honored at the CSW Awards Celebration at UCLA in May/June 2022. Attendance is highly encouraged.

 Special Note

  • Students who are qualified under the CA Dream Act of 2011 are eligible to apply. Find detailed information on the Dream Act at www.financialaid.ucla.edu
  • Applicants receiving financial aid are advised to consult with the Financial Aid Office about the potential effect of this award on their financial aid package.

 To Apply:
The application requires the documents listed below.  

  1. Dissertation Abstract or Proposal (maximum 5 single-spaced pages, including works cited)
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Unofficial UCLA Transcripts (with most recent coursework)
  4. Two Letters of Recommendation from faculty members of any university

Letters of Recommendation
Letters of recommendation should be uploaded via Submittable. Applicants will list the recommender's email address in the form and an email will be sent (once the application is submitted) via Submittable to the recommender with instructions on uploading.

If the recommender encounters difficulties uploading letters to Submittable, they may send it directly to rosa@women.ucla.edu with the name of the student and award for which they are applying.

Only complete applications will be considered. CSW must receive all required documents, including letters of recommendations, no later than 11:59 PM (PST) on Thursday, March 31, 2022.


Questions?

For questions regarding CSW awards, fellowships, and grants, please contact the Management Services Officer.

This fellowship honors the life and continues the work of Constance Coiner, PhD 1987, who died along with her daughter Ana Duarte-Coiner on TWA Flight 800, June 1996. Click here for more information about Constance and Ana.

Amount: One $1500 fellowship

Deadline: Thursday, March 31, 2022

Criteria:

  • Applicant must be registered in a doctoral program at UCLA during the quarters when the application is due and when award payment is made
  • Applicant must be advanced to candidacy by the award application date
  • Applicant’s teaching and research must center on working class studies and feminist issues
  • Applicant must demonstrate both excellence in teaching and a commitment to teaching as activism
  • Awardee will be honored at the CSW Awards Celebration at UCLA in May/June 2022. Attendance is expected.

 Special Note

  • Students who are qualified under the CA Dream Act of 2011 are eligible to apply. Find detailed information on the Dream Act at www.financialaid.ucla.edu
  • Applicants receiving financial aid are advised to consult with the Financial Aid Office about the potential effect of this award on their financial aid package.

 To Apply:
 The application requires the following documents:  

  1. Personal Essay (5 single-spaced pages maximum):
     a. Discuss how you make sense intellectually of the ways in which society defines and responds to gender, and/or socioeconomic class, and/or racial and ethnic background.  

     b. Drawing on your life and academic activities, discuss how your beliefs and values about gender, class, and race influence your community work, academic study/research, and teaching philosophy, including teaching as activism. Include details pertaining to your activities, such as the following:          
    • Coursework, internships, field studies, and employment
    • Teaching philosophy, teaching experience, and educational service programs
    • Extracurricular activities and service programs, including offices held and leadership roles
    • Participation in programs that promote (1) academic opportunities for students from diverse socioeconomic, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds and (2) community activities for feminist and/or social change

     

    2. Curriculum Vitae

    3. Unofficial UCLA Transcripts (with most recent coursework)

    4. Two Letters of Recommendation: One letter from a faculty member of any university focused on scholarship and academic achievement and another letter from a faculty member focused on your teaching experience.

     

Letters of Recommendation
Letters of recommendation should be uploaded via Submittable. Applicants will list the recommender's email address in the form and an email will be sent via Submittable (once the application is submitted) to the recommender with instructions on uploading.

Only complete applications will be considered. CSW must receive all required documents, including letters of recommendations, no later than 11:59 PM (PST) on Thursday, March 31, 2022.

If the recommender encounters difficulties uploading letters to Submittable, they may send it directly to rosa@women.ucla.edu with the name of the student and award for which they are applying.

Questions?

For questions regarding CSW awards, fellowships, and grants, please contact the Management Services Officer.

This award honors and continues the work of Constance Coiner, PhD 1987, who died along with her daughter Ana Duarte-Coiner on TWA Flight 800, June 1996. Click here for information about Constance and Ana.

Amount: One $750 award

Deadline: Thursday, March 31, 2022

Criteria: 

  • The prize will be offered to low-income undergraduate students who demonstrate an early interest in working-class and feminist issues, as well as activist practice for social change
  • Applicant must be an upper-division student enrolled at UCLA. Applicant must be a registered undergraduate student during the quarters when the application is due and when award payment is made.
  • Applicant must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Awardee will be honored at the CSW Awards Celebration at UCLA in May/June 2022. Attendance is expected.

 Special Note 

  • Students who are qualified under the CA Dream Act of 2011 are eligible to apply. Find detailed information on the Dream Act at www.financialaid.ucla.edu
  • Applicants receiving financial aid are advised to consult with the Financial Aid Office about the potential effect of this award on their financial aid package.

 To Apply:
 The application requires the documents listed below:
 

1. Personal Essay (maximum 1500 words)
 a. Discuss how you make sense intellectually of the ways in which society defines and responds to gender, socioeconomic class, and racial and ethnic background.

 b. Drawing on your life and academic activities, discuss what you believe and value about gender, class, or race and how you act on those beliefs and values through your work and study. Include details pertaining to your activities, such as the following:
 

  • Coursework, internships, field studies, and employment
  • Campus- or community-based activities/service programs
  • Tutoring experiences
  • Leadership roles

 
2. Resume/Curriculum Vitae

3. Unofficial UCLA Transcripts (with most recent coursework) (For transfer students, community college transcripts are welcomed if applicant feels it will strengthen application.)

4. Two Letters of Recommendation: One letter from a faculty member of any university and another letter from a faculty or non-faculty recommender who is knowledgeable about your community work.

Letters of Recommendation
Letters of recommendation should be uploaded via Submittable. Applicants will list the recommender's email address in the form, and an email will be sent (once the application is submitted) via Submittable to the recommender with instructions on uploading.

Only complete applications will be considered. CSW must receive all required documents, including letters of recommendations, no later than 11:59 PM (PST) on Thursday, March 31, 2022.

If the recommender encounters difficulties uploading letters to Submittable, they may send it directly to rosa@women.ucla.edu with the name of the student and award for which they are applying.
 

The Renaissance Awards reward the rebirth of academic aspirations among women whose college careers were interrupted or delayed by family and/or career obligations, and encourage achievement in the pursuit of a bachelor’s degree at UCLA. The Myrna Hant Renaissance Awards are made possible through the generous donation of Dr. Myrna Hant. The Holly J. Mitchell Renaissance Award is sponsored by CSW in honor of our 2021 Distinguished Leader in Feminism awardee, Los Angeles County Supervisor Holly J. Mitchell.

Amount: 

Myrna Hant Renaissance Award: Two $1000 scholarships

Holly J. Mitchell Renaissance Award: One $1000 scholarship

Deadline: Thursday, March 31, 2022

Criteria:

  • Applicant must be a registered UCLA undergraduate woman who started or returned to college after a number of years and must be registered during the quarters when the application is due and when award payment is made
  • Applicant may also have transferred from a community college to UCLA with junior status
  • Awardee(s) will be honored at the CSW Awards Celebration at UCLA in May/June 2022. Attendance is highly encouraged.

 Special Note
 

  • Students who are qualified under the CA Dream Act of 2011 are eligible to apply. Find detailed information on the Dream Act at www.financialaid.ucla.edu
  • Applicants receiving financial aid are advised to consult with the Financial Aid Office about the potential effect of this award on their financial aid package.  

 To Apply:
The application requires the documents listed below:
 

  1. Personal Essay (maximum 3 single-spaced pages): Describe (1) your path to a college degree; (2) what you have accomplished academically, personally, and in the community; and (3) what earning a degree from UCLA means to you. 
  2. Curriculum Vitae/Resume
  3. Unofficial UCLA Transcripts (with most recent coursework) (Community college transcripts are welcome if applicant feels it will strengthen the application.)
  4. Two Letters of Recommendation: One letter from a faculty member of any university and another letter from a faculty or non-faculty member who is knowledgeable about your community service

Letters of Recommendation
Letters of recommendation should be uploaded via Submittable. Applicants will list the reference's email address in the form and an email will be sent (once the application is submitted) via Submittable to the references with instructions on uploading.

If the recommender encounters difficulties uploading letters to Submittable, they may send it directly to rosa@women.ucla.edu with the name of the student and award for which they are applying.

Only complete applications will be considered. CSW must receive all required documents, including letters of recommendations, no later than 11:59 PM (PST) on Thursday, March 31, 2022.


Questions?

For questions regarding CSW awards, fellowships, and grants, please contact the Management Services Officer.

DEADLINE: Sunday, November 21, 2021, at 11:59PM PDT

UCLA Center for the Study of Women Presents
Thinking Gender 2022
“Transgender Studies at the Intersections”
April 6–8, 2022
UCLA


Call for Abstracts
The UCLA Center for the Study of Women invites graduate student scholars and artists to submit abstracts or synopses of in-progress scholarly papers, dissertation or thesis chapters, article drafts, or in-progress film/mixed media works to workshop at our 32nd annual and second virtual Thinking Gender Graduate Student Research Conference. We also invite undergraduate students to submit proposals for digital poster presentations.

This year’s conference theme, “Transgender Studies at the Intersections” will highlight work in transgender studies that engages substantively with race, Indigeneity, Blackness, settler colonialism, and/or empire.

This year’s Thinking Gender prioritizes the kinds of trans studies scholarship and analysis that put race, Indigeneity, Blackness, settler colonialism, and/or empire(s) at the center, and vice versa. We welcome approaches that identify anti-racist, anti-colonial, and anti-imperial critiques of gender binarism, gender essentialism, and trans and/or intersex pathologization. We also welcome approaches that expand and break open trans as an analytic. For example, we are interested in work that tackles how ways of being, knowing, and relating to gender—itself a historically embedded concept and term—transform when indigenous and non-US-centric histories, genealogies, epistemologies, geographies, and geopolitics are engaged.

We invite a wide range of scholarship including but not limited to social movement histories; studies related to medicalization and de/pathologization; examinations of joy, resistance, resilience, and collective care; disability studies; research ethics; conceptualizations and mobilizations of political rights; as well as inquiry into how  transness or trans people are understood or represented within ideological and institutional systems, including medicine, public health, law, the prison-military-industrial complex, art, the university, border regimes, media, tourism, etc.

Building on such traditions of thought, some questions for engagement include:

  • How do trans analytics and/or trans activisms provide crucial sites for thinking about racialization, empire(s), political economy, dispossession, and materiality?
  • What are the potentials, meanings, and pitfalls of claims for transgender visibility and inclusion?
  • How does trans critique envision research methods and ethics and their implementation? In scientific study? In the humanities? Beyond?
  • What are the alliances and/or disjunctures between trans-exclusionary feminisms and the rise of global authoritarianisms?
  • How does gender normativity cohere through biopolitical and necropolitical control of medicine, reproduction, exceptionalisms of empires, settler imaginaries, and racial hierarchies?
  • Following scholars like Mel Chen and Jules Gill-Petersen, how might we imagine “trans across scales” or otherwise explore how bodies are regulated across scales and contexts, from, for example, the molecular to transnational patterns of migration?
  • Insofar as Black communities, communities of color, Indigenous peoples, and trans/queer communities have experienced the state as the source of violence and privation, how have they developed alternative modes of knowledge production, social reproduction and kinship, and organization? How might we draw on these alternative traditions to foster new relations of care, joy, and resistance today?
  • What connections, conversations and directions emerge in trans studies if we provincialize the United States?
  • How have arts and culture been sites for trans-of-color worldmaking through resisting/transforming gender binarism and race, indigeneity, and empire?
  • How have histories of war, militarization, and genocide impacted the theories and politics of gendered subjectivites and embodiments in ways that might speak to trans studies and liberation?

Topics may include but are not limited to transgender studies at the intersections in the context of:

  • Historical and contemporary activism and organizing, social movements
  • Empire, colonialism, and neo-colonialism
  • Incarceration, punishment, and abolition
  • Social institutions of control (i.e., education, foster care, mental health, housing, health care, elder care, workplaces)
  • Research ethics within and outside the university
  • Medicalization, health, illness, and wellness
  • Disability
  • Cultural production and artistic or creative practice
  • Displacement, dispossession, and gentrification
  • Kinship, belonging, and collective care
  • Social reproduction
  • Domestic labor, “care chain”
  • Sex work
  • Reproductive justice
  • Housing and the unhoused
  • Citizenship, migration, asylum, and deportation
  • Climate crisis, environment, and sustainability
  • Technology, new media, and digital culture
  • White supremacy and white nationalism
  • Political repression, fascism, and global authoritarianism

We invite abstracts or synopses of in-progress scholarly papers, dissertation or thesis chapters, article drafts, or in-progress film/mixed media works from graduate students and poster proposals from undergraduate students.

This conference is interdisciplinary, and we encourage submissions from all fields of study. Successful submissions will center feminist, anti-racist, intersectional frameworks for understanding and engaging with transgender studies.

Please note that because this year’s Thinking Gender will be virtual, graduate student panels will be held as closed workshops rather than as public presentations. All participants of a workshop will be asked to read or view each other’s submissions in advance. Participants will then convene in a Zoom session with a moderator who will offer constructive feedback and facilitate discussion around each submission. The workshops will provide opportunities for thoughtful engagement with each participant’s submission under an ethos of generosity in intellectual engagement. This format was a tremendous success for TG21 and received strong support from workshop participants.

Undergraduate poster presentations will also take place in a virtual session closed to the public with a faculty moderator facilitating discussion.

Thinking Gender will feature one public event, a closing keynote panel, on Friday April 8, 2022.


SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

Eligibility

Registered graduate students from any institution are eligible to submit abstracts or synopses of scholarly papers, dissertation or thesis chapters, article drafts, or film/mixed media works to workshop (e.g., a dissertation chapter, course paper, article draft, short film, or documentary that you would like to develop).

Graduate students may submit an application for consideration in both categories but will only be accepted for one (either scholarly paper, dissertation or thesis chapter, or article draft OR film/mixed media submission).

Registered undergraduate students from any institution are eligible to submit proposals for digital poster presentations only.

Submissions of works that are collaborative or co-authored with other students are permitted. Unpublished submissions are preferred. Recently published and forthcoming articles will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Submissions that are not directly related to the theme, “Transgender Studies at the Intersections” will not be considered.

Applicants whose submissions are accepted will be notified by February 2, 2022.

All accepted graduate student participants will be required to submit the final version of their work-in-progress by March 2, 2022, for pre-circulation among their co-participants and faculty moderator. Please decide on submission proposals in anticipation of having final drafts that can be circulated ready by this date.

All accepted undergraduate student participants will be required to submit their final digital posters by March 2, 2022. Please note that posters will need to be completed, not in-progress, by this date.

Online Application Form

All proposals must be submitted using this online application form. 


APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

Graduate Student Applicants

Each workshop will include four graduate students, a faculty moderator, and up to three observers from other workshops, who will read and provide detailed feedback and questions for each submission. Panelists will be required to submit the final version of their work-in-progress (not to exceed 20–25 double-spaced pages) by March 2, 2022, for pre-circulation among their co-participants and faculty moderator.

Scholarly Paper, Dissertation or Thesis Chapter, or Article Draft Application Requirements:

  1. Abstract or description (2–3 double-spaced pages maximum) of work to be workshopped that includes: (1) a thesis/research question, (2) discussion of methodology and theoretical framework, (3) explanation of your argument and supporting data, and (4) conclusions or anticipated conclusions. If your piece is co-authored with other students, please make this clear.
  2. Works Cited or References List (1 page maximum)
  3. CV (2 pages maximum)
  4. Online application form

Film/Mixed Media Application Requirements:

  1. Film/Media Synopsis (2 pages maximum)
  2. CV (2 pages maximum)
  3. Link (YouTube, Vimeo, etc.) where Film or Mixed Media can be viewed. Total run-time should not exceed 20 minutes. Note: while links are preferred, smaller files may also be uploaded in jpg, png, pdf, or mp3/mp4 format on the application platform. If your piece is co-created with other students, please make this clear.
  4. Online application form


Undergraduate Student Applicants

Undergraduate students will present visually compelling research posters. Undergraduate poster presentations will also take place in a virtual session closed to the public with a faculty moderator facilitating discussion. Poster presentations must be digital. We welcome a variety of formats, such as PowerPoint slides, a Prezi video presentation, etc. The presentation of the poster should take 3–5 minutes. Accepted submitters will receive a link to upload their presentation or a request for their URL address if hosted online (i.e., Prezi, YouTube video, etc.). Presenters will be required to submit their completed digital posters by March 2, 2022.

Poster Session application requirements:

  1. Poster proposal (1–2 double-spaced pages maximum) that includes (1) a thesis/research question, (2) discussion of methodology and theoretical framework, (3) explanation of your argument and supporting data, and (4) conclusions or anticipated conclusions. If your poster presentation is co-authored with other students, please make this clear.
  2. Works Cited or Reference List (1 page maximum)
  3. CV (2 pages maximum)
  4. Online application form


All materials must be submitted using this online application form. 

Only complete submissions received by the deadline will be considered.

If your submission has been received, you should receive an auto-reply confirmation in return. If you do not receive an auto-reply confirmation, your submission has not gone through. Please contact us at at the email address below in such case.


Questions?
Contact CSW at thinkinggender@women.ucla.edu.

Center for the Study of Women