This application form is for RENEWING an existing CSW Research Affiliate appointment. The Research Affiliates category provides a CSW affiliation and title for established scholars working in CSW’s mission areas. The program supports selected independent scholars, local to the Los Angeles area, who are conducting research on women, sexuality, or gender and have limited institutional access to a research community. Research Affiliates must have an active research project in progress. Research Affiliates renewed in 2022 will be expected to participate in and/or contribute to events related to CSW's research streams.

Research Affiliates Program Goals and Benefits*

The goal of this program is to build an intimate community of independent researchers whose work may enrich and be enriched by congress with UCLA campus faculty working on gender, sexuality, and women. Support includes the following opportunities:

– Participation in CSW programs, which may include working groups, publications, conferences, colloquia and research brown bags;

– Use of computer resources in the CSW office (with advance notice);

– Special UCLA Library Book Borrowing Privileges, which allows CSW Research Affiliates to borrow up to 50 books at a time, renewable remotely with no limit on renewals;

– Up to 4 parking passes per year provided by CSW when visiting UCLA for CSW business;

– Eligibility to apply for a Tillie Olsen Grant for Research Affiliates, which may be used to fund participation in scholarly conferences, travel to research sites, the purchase of specialized research materials, and/or technical services.

*Due to campus policy, the Research Affiliate title does not provide additional UCLA Library privileges, VPN access, or a UCLA email address. In lieu of these benefits and as stated above, Research Affiliates may use computer resources in the CSW office. No office space or stipends are available. In addition, please be advised that some of the privileges and expectations of this program may not be available or possible in the event of external circumstances out of CSW’s or UCLA’s control.

Research Affiliates Expectations

Research Affiliates will be expected to participate in CSW’s activities by actively attending and presenting at Research Affiliates Brown Bags, attending CSW events, participating in or leading working groups, contributing to the CSW blog, moderating panels at the annual Thinking Gender graduate student research conference, etc. Research Affiliates are expected to make timely progress on their research projects and keep CSW updated on any finished work (publications, films, installations, and so forth) which results from their affiliation with CSW.

One goal of the Research Affiliates program is the publication of research; of course, this kind of work takes time. As such, progress on a research project includes publication of an article or book; presentations at scholarly or professional conferences; advanced drafts, manuscripts, or other research products under consideration by reputable entities; a substantive contribution to a university or a field of research; or similar criteria.

Eligibility Criteria

Renewal of Research Affiliate status is contingent upon evidence of progress on the research project. For suitable forms of evidence of progress, please see the previous section, “Research Affiliates Expectations.” Applicants must also continue to be local to the Los Angeles area.

Renewal Applications

Current Research Affiliates applying for renewal should provide the following:

1. Curriculum Vitae: please highlight work completed, published, or presented in the last two years.

2. Sample Publication (not more than 20 pages): please upload a file or provide a link to the recent publication (published in the past two years). Publications that are still in press are also acceptable.

3. Project Progress Report (TO DATE): a two-page narrative of progress on your project(s) that has taken place in the last two years. As appropriate, the Progress Report should include descriptions of the elements listed below in order:

a. Completed drafts of articles or books

b. Recent and upcoming presentations at an academic or other professional conference or event

c. Recent and upcoming publications in an academic or other professional publication

d. Research-related service activities

e. Other research-related achievements

f. Contributions you have made to CSW programs in the last two years (i.e., event participation, blog posts, working group participation, etc.)

4. Prospectus and Work Plan (for CURRENT WORK going forward): a two-page description of your current research project pertaining to women, sexuality, or gender, including an abstract, work plan, and research/project goals for the year of application. The Prospectus and Work Plan should include ALL elements listed below in order:

a. Abstract: a succinct summary of your current research project

b. Work plan: the overall plan for completion of your research project and the long-range goals for academic presentation and publication of the research findings. Please indicate any resources specific to UCLA (library collections, etc.) that you intend to use.

c. Research project goals for the year of application: a realistic summary of what you will achieve during the academic year in terms of your research project. A well-researched and written article can take a year or more to complete. Keep this in mind, as your summary will be an important part of the committee review for renewal.

d. Summary of how you envision your involvement with CSW. Please describe how you might contribute to CSW’s current projects and/or programs.

To Apply: Complete the online application form: 2022 CSW Research Affiliates RENEWAL APPLICATION.

Deadline: June 1, 2022

Questions? Contact the Center for the Study of Women at csw@csw.ucla.edu.

Center for the Study of Women