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 (i.e., Chemical Entanglements, Gender and Water, Feminist Anti-Carceral Studies, Sexual Violence and Intersectionality). For more information regarding CSW’s current research projects, visit here.

Amount: Ranges from $1500-$3000

Deadline: Monday, May 4, 2020

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
-Provide an article or blog post for a CSW publication
-Provide one of the following services based on CSW need: 1) Serve on an awards review committee or 2) Moderate a panel at the Thinking Gender Conference
 

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 4, 2020.

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
Monday, March 9, 2020

 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 Monday, March 9, 2020.
 

QUESTIONS?
Contact Kristina Magpayo Nyden, Management Services Officer, at kristina@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.

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

Deadline: Monday, May 4, 2020

Criteria: 

  • Only CSW Research Affiliates may apply
  • Expenses must be incurred from July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020
  • 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 1) write a blog post about their research activities for the CSW website and 2) 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 4, 2020. 

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Funded through donations from friends and supporters of the Center for the Study of Women, travel grants assist graduate and undergraduate UCLA students with travel expenses related to academic or professional conference presentations and field research on women, gender, and sexuality.

CSW offers two grant cycles every year. For the Fall cycle (deadline in November), only travel that occurs between July 1-December 31 in the respective year will be considered. 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: $400 maximum (award amount varies)

Deadline: Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Criteria: 

  • Travel for the fall grant must occur on or between July 1, 2019 and December 31, 2019
  • 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
  • Awardees will be honored at the CSW Awards Celebration at UCLA in May/June 2020. 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 research 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 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 the letter of recommendation, no later than 11:59 PM (PST) on Tuesday, November 12, 2019.

Funded through donations from friends and supporters of the Center for the Study of Women, travel grants assist graduate and undergraduate UCLA students with travel expenses related to academic or professional conference presentations and field research on women, gender, and sexuality.

CSW offers two grant cycles every year. For the Fall cycle (deadline in November), only travel that occurs between July 1-December 31 in the respective year will be considered. 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: $400 maximum (award amount varies)

Deadline: Monday, March 30, 2020

Criteria: 

  • Travel for the spring grant must occur on or between January 1, 2020 and June 30, 2020
  • 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
  •  Awardees will be honored at the CSW Awards Celebration at UCLA in May/June 2020. 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 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 the letter of recommendation, no later than 11:59 PM (PST) on Monday, March 30, 2020. 

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, M.D., the first woman to graduate from medical school, and made possible by the generosity of Dr. Barbara “Penny” Kanner.

Amount: One $1000 award

Deadline: Monday, March 30, 2020

Criteria: 

  • Applicant must be currently registered in a graduate program at UCLA
  • 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, as long as all of the co-authors on the project are students (that is, faculty and postdoctoral fellows cannot be co-authors). At least one of the co-authors must be a graduate student; other co-authors can be undergraduates. If selected, one award will be split amongst all applicants. Payment will be issued to one student, who will be responsible for distributing payment to the other members.
  • Awardee(s) will be honored at the CSW Awards Celebration at UCLA in May/June 2020. 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

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 Monday, March 30, 2020.
 

The CSW Black Feminism Initiative (BFI) has established two fellowships to support intellectual work that centers black feminist frameworks of analysis.  In the tradition of abolitionist feminist activism and labor, the BFI Graduate Fellowships seek to advance black feminist work on any topic with a focus on scholarship that interrogates historical and ongoing regimes of violence, enclosure, and captivity and offers original insights for conceiving of freedom, redress, abolition, and refusal.

The Alisa Bierria Graduate Fellowship in Black Feminist Research honors and continues the work of Alisa Bierria, whose writing explores race, intentionality, intimate organizing, antiblack 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:  Friday, November 15, 2019

Criteria: 

  • Applicant must be a currently registered Ph.D. or Master’s student at UCLA
  • 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 2020. 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. Curriculum Vitae
  2. List of three references that includes names, affiliations, and email addresses
  3. A 3-4 page (single spaced) statement* 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 selections committee members may not be able to read statements in excess of 4 single-spaced pages.

Only complete applications will be considered. CSW must receive all required documents no later than 11:59 PM (PST) on Friday, November 15, 2019. 

Questions

For questions regarding the Black Feminism Initiative and BFI Graduate Fellowships, please contact the BFI director, Sarah Haley, at blackfem@women.ucla.edu.

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, M.D., the first woman to graduate from medical school, it is made possible by the generosity of Dr. Barbara “Penny” Kanner.

Amount: One $1000 award

Deadline: Monday, March 30, 2020

Criteria: 

  • Applicant must be currently registered in an undergraduate program at UCLA
  • 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, as long as all of the co-authors on the project are undergraduate students (that is, faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students cannot be co-authors). If selected, one award will be split amongst all applicants. Payment will be issued to one student, who will be responsible for distributing payment to the other members.
  • Awardee(s) will be honored at the CSW Awards Celebration at UCLA in May/June 2020. 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


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 Monday, March 30, 2020. 

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: Monday, March 30, 2020

Criteria: 

  • Applicant must be registered in a J.D., LL.M., S.J.D., or Ph.D. program at UCLA
  • 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, as long as all of the co-authors on the project are students (that is, faculty and postdoctoral fellows cannot be co-authors). At least one of the co-authors must be a graduate student; other co-authors can be undergraduates. If selected, one award will be split amongst all applicants. Payment will be issued to one student, who will be responsible for distributing payment to the other members.
  • Awardee(s) will be honored at the CSW Awards Celebration at UCLA in May/June 2020. 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

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 Monday, March 30, 2020.
 

Made possible through the generosity of Dr. Barbara "Penny" Kanner, the Penny Kanner Dissertation Research Fellowship funds an exceptional dissertation research project that pertains to women or gender that uses historical materials and methods.

Amount: One $3000 fellowship

Deadline: Monday, March 30, 2020

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 
  • Dissertation prospectus must pertain to women and/or gender
  • Research must use historical materials 
  • Awardee will be honored at the CSW Awards Celebration at UCLA in May/June 2020. 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 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 Monday, March 30, 2020. 

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: One $3000 fellowship

Deadline: Monday, March 30, 2020

Criteria: 

  • Applicant must be engaged in research on women and/or gender
  • Applicant must be registered in a doctoral program at UCLA
  • Applicant must be advanced to candidacy by award application deadline 
  • Awardee will be honored at the CSW Awards Celebration at UCLA in May/June 2020. 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 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 Monday, March 30, 2020.

This fellowship honors the life and continues the work of Constance Coiner, Ph.D. 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: Monday, March 30, 2020

Criteria: 

  • Applicant must be registered in a doctoral program at UCLA
  • Applicant must be advanced to candidacy by the award application date
  • Applicant’s research must focus on feminist and working-class issues
  • Applicant must reflect a genuine interest in both teaching and research that center on working-class studies and feminist issues
  • Applicant must demonstrate excellence in teaching and a commitment to teaching as activism
  • Awardee will be honored at the CSW Awards Celebration at UCLA in May/June 2020. 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 approach to 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 Monday, March 30, 2020.

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.

This fellowship honors and continues the work of Constance Coiner, Ph.D. 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: Monday, March 30, 2020

Criteria: 

  • The prize will be offered to low-income undergraduate students who demonstrate an early interest in working-class and feminist issues, as well activist practice for social change
  • Applicant must be an upper-division student enrolled at UCLA
  • 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 2020. 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 Transcript (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 Monday, March 30, 2020.

    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.

This scholarship, made possible through the generous donation of Dr. Myrna Hant, rewards the rebirth of academic aspirations among women whose college careers were interrupted or delayed by family and/or career obligations and encourages achievement in the pursuit of a bachelor's degree at UCLA.

Amount: Two $1000 scholarships

Deadline: Monday, March 30, 2020

Criteria: 

  • Applicant must be a registered UCLA undergraduate woman who started or returned to college after a number of years
  • Applicant may also have transferred from a community college to UCLA with junior status
  • Awardee will be honored at the CSW Awards Celebration at UCLA in May/June 2020. 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 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 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 Monday, March 30, 2020. 

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