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 information about Constance and Ana.

Amount

One $1500 fellowship

EXTENDED Deadline

Thursday, March 30, 2023

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|Streisand Center Awards Luncheon at UCLA on Friday, May 19, 2023. 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.
  • 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. Personal Essay (maximum 5 single-spaced pages):

  • Discuss how you make sense intellectually of the ways in which society defines and responds to gender and socioeconomic class and/or racial and ethnic background
  • 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:
  1. Coursework, internships, field studies, and employment
  2. Teaching philosophy, teaching experience, and educational service programs
  3. Extracurricular activities and service programs, including offices held and leadership roles
  4. 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.

This award 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 information about Constance and Ana.

Amount

One $750 award

EXTENDED Deadline

Thursday, March 30, 2023

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|Streisand Center Awards Luncheon at UCLA on Friday, May 19, 2023. 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 (maximum 1500 words):

  • Discuss how you make sense intellectually of the ways in which society defines and responds to gender, socioeconomic class, and racial and ethnic background.
  • 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:
  1. Coursework, internships, field studies, and employment
  2. Campus- or community-based activities/service programs
  3. Tutoring experiences
  4. Leadership roles

2. Resume/Curriculum Vitae

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: 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

This award recognizes an outstanding research report, thesis, 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

EXTENDED Deadline

Thursday, March 30, 2023

Criteria

· Applicant must be 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:
    • 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.
    • The applicant must be an undergraduate student(s).
    • For papers with faculty, graduate students, or post-doctoral fellow co-authors, the undergraduate 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, not necessarily all authors, are eligible to receive the award and corresponding award payment.

· Awardee(s) will be honored at the CSW|Streisand Center Awards Luncheon at UCLA on Friday, May 19, 2023. 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 following documents:

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).

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

EXTENDED Deadline

Thursday, March 30, 2023

Criteria

· Applicant must be registered in a JD, LLM, SJD, PhD, or master’s program 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

· Co-authored submissions are eligible for this award with the following stipulations:

  • The first author(s) must be a graduate student(s).
  • 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.
  • 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|Streisand Center Awards Luncheon at UCLA on Friday, May 19, 2023. 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 following documents:

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)

The Renaissance Awards reward the rebirth of academic aspirations among women or transgender, gender non-conforming, and intersex (TGI) people 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.

Amount

Two $1000 scholarships 

EXTENDED Deadline

Thursday, March 30, 2023

Criteria

  • Applicant must be a registered UCLA undergraduate woman or TGI person 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|Streisand Center Awards Luncheon at UCLA on Friday, May 19, 2023. 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 following documents:

1. Personal Essay (maximum 3 single-spaced pages)

a. 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.

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 service

Funded by Dr. Pat Zukow and CSW supporters, CSW 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

Friday, April 21, 2023

Criteria

· Only current CSW Research Affiliates may apply

· Expenses must be incurred from July 1, 2022 – June 30, 2023

· 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 following documents:

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

**Updated – Both UCLA senate and non-senate faculty are eligible to apply. Please see additional criteria below.

The Center for the Study of Women|Streisand Center invites applications for this year’s faculty research grants to support research and travel expenses, salary stipends, programming and events, equipment, GSRships, or a combination. An explicit connection to the study of feminism, gender, sexuality, and/or women is required.

Amount

Multiple grants, up to $6000 each

Deadline

Friday, April 14, 2023

Criteria

· Applicants must be UCLA senate faculty or non-senate faculty (with an active UCLA appointment during the grant period). All others may inquire about eligibility (email rosa@women.ucla.edu).

· Faculty are not eligible to receive a Faculty Research Grant within three years of their receipt of an earlier one

· Recipients of the grant must agree to the following:

  • Submit a brief final report describing the project outcomes by May 2024
  • Acknowledge CSW|Streisand Center in all public informational materials and publications resulting from the grant
  • Recipients will be recognized at a future CSW|Streisand Center Awards Celebration. CSW|Streisand Center staff will coordinate your attendance accordingly.

To Apply

The application requires the following documents:

1. Research Proposal (3 single-spaced maximum description that includes the title and an explanation of the proposed research)

2. Itemized Budget (use provided budget template)

3. Curriculum Vitae

The Center for the Study of Women and the Institute for American Cultures (IAC) established the joint Research Excellence Award for Associate Professors in January 2017. This Award consists of a monograph manuscript (or equivalent) workshop organized by the 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 organizing the workshop. CSW-IAC cannot guarantee staff support for organizing the workshop. Please reach out to your department staff to confirm their availability.

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 their manuscript and a pragmatic plan of action for revisions.

Deadline

Friday, April 14, 2023

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

“Practical Uses of Philosophy”: Julia Ward Howe as Public Philosopher

Carol M. Bensick, PhD
Friday, April 21, 2023, 12–1 pm on Zoom  
This event is FREE!
(link will be sent in the registration confirmation email)

The American Philosophical Association maintains a Committee on Public Philosophy inspired by “the belief that the broader presence of philosophy in public life is important both to our society and to our profession.” It aims “to find and create opportunities to demonstrate the personal value and social usefulness of philosophy.” Julia Ward Howe was not intent on receiving recognition or admiration as a philosopher herself. In an undated late-life poem called “To Philosophy,” she is quick and apparently proud to assert “With thy holy robes of state I my meanness did not mate.” But if she eschewed making a name as a philosopher herself, she was highly intent, to “demonstrate the personal value and social usefulness of philosophy.” In promoting public philosophy, she exemplified public philosophy herself.

Carol M. Bensick completed her PhD at Cornell University in American literary and intellectual history, specializing in puritanism and transcendentalism. She was an assistant professor at the University of Denver, the University of Oregon, and UC Riverside and gained tenure at University of Oregon. She taught summer school at Cornell and UCLA and Extension at UCR. Her revised dissertation was published as La Nouvelle Beatrice: Renaissance and Romance in “Rappaccini’s Daughter.” She edited and wrote the headnote for Jonathan Edwards for the first Heath Anthology of American Literature. As research affiliate at CSW|Streisand Center, she roams the nineteenth-century archives turning up women philosophers wherever she goes.

The Center for the Study of Women|Barbra Streisand Center (CSW|Streisand Center) is accepting applications for a 25–50% Graduate Student Researcher (GSR) from July 1, 2023 – March 31, 2024, with potential for renewal for spring quarter. The GSR’s main responsibility will be to plan the 2024 Thinking Gender Conference but may be assigned other research-related duties depending on the needs of the center.


Thinking Gender is an annual public conference that draws scholars from across disciplines – humanities, social sciences, life sciences, arts, law, education, health sciences, and public policy, among others – to share research on women, sexuality, and gender. Thinking Gender 2024 (TG24) will be the 34th year of the conference. Please visit our website to find more information on past Thinking Gender conferences

For TG24, the applicant for the coordinator position is asked to propose a conference topic. The  topic should be conceived broadly and interdisciplinarily to provide  opportunities for graduate students from a variety of fields to apply. Any social justice feminist topic about women, sexuality, and gender will be accepted, with specific interests in topics pertaining to feminist environmentalism or graduate student labor organizing within the context of larger labor movements. Applicants are encouraged to submit topics that do not overlap too closely with recent Thinking Gender conferences. You may find the themes of past conferences on our website.

Successful candidates will have strong research and/or activist expertise related to the theme they propose. 

The selected applicant will collaborate with CSW|Streisand Center faculty and staff in refining the conference theme and developing a program that makes a significant contribution to the interdisciplinary areas of focus.

 

ELIGIBILITY AND COMPENSATION

The GSR must be registered as a full-time student (enrolled in a minimum of 12 units) during the academic year and maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 throughout the duration of the appointment.

This GSR position will be at 25–50% time from July 1, 2023 – March 31, 2024, with potential for renewal for spring quarter. The GSR step is dependent on level of experience and advancement to candidacy status. Fee remissions will be included. The conference will take place in late winter 2024. 

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

The position is hybrid and will involve both  remote and in-person tasks. Under the supervision of the CSW|Streisand Center Program and Research Developer, the GSR will:

● Plan and oversee an interdisciplinary conference

○ Develop conference theme

○ Draft conference call for abstracts

○ Develop and implement plans that will aid the conference goal of serving graduate students and contributing to feminist research

● Head the conference selection and program committee

○ Curate conference panels and presentations 

○ Review and critique submissions

○ Lead and prepare agendas for conference planning meetings

○ Write and prepare conference documents, including but not limited to calls for submissions, publicity materials, manuals, etc.

● Build and engage with a network of prominent scholars and administrators to create an interdisciplinary program

○ Develop cross-campus fundraising strategies and hone academic development skills

○ Spearhead outreach initiatives

○ Write blogs and outreach material for an academic audience

 

QUALIFICATIONS

● Registered UCLA graduate student in the 2023–2024 academic year

● Experience organizing or participating in research conferences

● Demonstrated ability to lead networking, fundraising, and outreach initiatives

● Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team and to collaborate during meetings and discussions

● Strong organizational skills, including:

○ Demonstrated ability to set and meet deadlines and priorities

○ Ability to organize and present information effectively and concisely

○ Ability to set and maintain a reliable work schedule

● Coordinator   must be available on campus for all conference dates and for a higher   workload during the crucial weeks preceding the conference. 

● Research knowledge within the proposed subject area as demonstrated by ongoing or completed research projects, conference presentations, and/or publications

● Research interests compatible with CSW|Streisand Center’s core research on women, sexuality, and gender. We encourage students in any discipline to apply

 

APPLICATION MATERIALS

The following materials are required when submitting your application through the online application system:


1. Cover Letter:

a. Describe your proposed topic in detail; the topic should be conceived broadly and with interdisciplinarity in mind so that it can provide opportunities for graduate students from a variety of fields to apply.

b. Explain the intellectual/political importance of your proposed topic for contemporary conversations on women, gender, and/or sexuality.

c. Outline how your research interests relate to the theme you are proposing

d. Propose potential sessions you would incorporate (presentations, workshops, etc.) that would both support the theme and serve the professional and research development needs of graduate students (3 pages maximum)

2. CV

3. Unofficial UCLA Transcript (with most recent coursework and grades)

4. List of References: Provide at least two references (name, title, contact information, relation to applicant), one of whom must be a UCLA faculty member. We advise that references should be able to comment on your research aptitude (particularly as it relates to the theme you are proposing), organizational skills, and capacity to oversee the production of a conference.

 

If selected for an interview, please be prepared to suggest and discuss your proposed conference theme, possible sessions related to the theme, potential keynote speakers, outreach and fundraising strategies, and formats for the conference.

 

SUBMISSION DETAILS AND DEADLINE

Please submit your application online via Submittable.

 

DEADLINE: MONDAY, APRIL 24, 2023, at 11:59 PM.

Center for the Study of Women