Thank you for your interest in the Center for the Study of Women's upcoming Feminism and the Senses event, featuring Sara Ahmed.

Event Date: Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Event Time: 3:00 PM
Event Location: Ackerman Grand Ballroom, UCLA

https://csw.ucla.edu/event/feminism-senses-sara-ahmed/

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


THIS IS A FRAGRANCE-FREE EVENT. For the health and safety of all attendees, please refrain from wearing products that contain fragrances when attending CSW events. Such products include: perfumes, hair products, deodorants, detergents, etc. For more information, visit our Events Accessibility Page: https://csw.ucla.edu/event-accessibility.

If you require accommodations in order for this event to be accessible to you (e.g., sign language interpretation, large print materials, etc.), please contact CSW at csw@csw.ucla.edu at least two weeks prior to the event.

Thank you for your interest in the Center for the Study of Women and Department of Gender Studies Fall Reception!

Event Date: Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Event Time: 4:00 - 6:00 PM
Event Location: Rolfe Courtyard, UCLA

https://csw.ucla.edu/event/fall-welcome-reception/

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


THIS IS A FRAGRANCE-FREE EVENT. For the health and safety of all attendees, please refrain from wearing products that contain fragrances when attending CSW events. Such products include: perfumes, hair products, deodorants, detergents, etc. For more information, visit our Events Accessibility Page: https://csw.ucla.edu/event-accessibility.

If you require accommodations in order for this event to be accessible to you (e.g., sign language interpretation, large print materials, etc.), please contact CSW at csw@csw.ucla.edu at least two weeks prior to the event.


Thank you for your interest in the Center for the Study of Women's upcoming event, "Breaking the Silence on Hooking Up."

Event Date: Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Event Time: 4:00 PM
Event Location: Kerckhoff Grand Salon, UCLA

https://csw.ucla.edu/hookup

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


THIS IS A FRAGRANCE-FREE EVENT. For the health and safety of all attendees, please refrain from wearing products that contain fragrances when attending CSW events. Such products include: perfumes, hair products, deodorants, detergents, etc. For more information, visit our Events Accessibility Page: https://csw.ucla.edu/event-accessibility.

If you require accommodations in order for this event to be accessible to you (e.g., sign language interpretation, large print materials, etc.), please contact CSW at csw@csw.ucla.edu at least two weeks prior to the event.


Thank you for your interest in Democratizing Research Access: Overcoming Exclusion from Well-Resourced University Research Libraries

Event Date: Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Event Time: 2:00 - 3:30 PM
Event Location: Rolfe 2125, UCLA

https://csw.ucla.edu/event/democratizing-research-access-overcoming-exclusion-well-resourced-university-research-libraries/

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


THIS IS A FRAGRANCE-FREE EVENT. For the health and safety of all attendees, please refrain from wearing products that contain fragrances when attending CSW events. Such products include: perfumes, hair products, deodorants, detergents, etc. For more information, visit our Events Accessibility Page: https://csw.ucla.edu/event-accessibility.

If you require accommodations in order for this event to be accessible to you (e.g., sign language interpretation, large print materials, etc.), please contact CSW at csw@csw.ucla.edu at least two weeks prior to the event.



Ends on November 1, 2017

UCLA Center for the Study of Women

28th Annual Thinking Gender Graduate Student Research Conference

March 1-2, 2018
 

Call for Submissions:  

Thinking Gender, Pre-existing Conditions  

The UCLA Center for the Study of Women invites submissions of paper, poster, speed pitching research roundtable, and visual arts proposals for our 28th Annual Thinking Gender Graduate Student Research Conference.  

This year’s conference theme, Pre-existing Conditions, will focus on the interactions of health and gender as a play on the current, on-going discussions about gender-focused health and healthcare. Healthcare reform is not new to political or contemporary discussions, but what is novel is the recognition of the need for vast improvement of political understanding of health and care especially for women and LGBTQI+2s communities. 

The contemporary definition of health encompasses a state of physical, mental, and social well-being, not simply the absence of illness or disease, connecting individuals’ bodily well-being to other aspects of their lives. For example, personal economic well-being is fundamentally tied to access to healthcare and health resources, and strong social support helps to bolster individual mental health and resilience. More broadly, environmental justice movements seek safe living environments for people of all socio-economic backgrounds. Similarly, there is growing awareness of how food deserts emerge from socio-economic conditions and public approaches to policy that limit access to foods that promote healthy eating, and how built environments—through spatial planning and urban design—promote or inhibit healthy communities. 

Furthermore, the notion of what constitutes “being healthy” is contextually- and culturally-dependent and socially constructed with normative concepts of health and their applications and implications evolving throughout centuries. For instance, pre-modern notions of disorder connect ideas about bodily sickness and health to political and economic health; and researchers, advocates, artists, and interest groups across historical periods have asserted their own definitions of health in order to push for feminist, intersectional, and reproductive justice. Moreover, as scholars of biopolitics have demonstrated, the exertion of economic, political, and social power reveals whose lives are valued in a given society. Such power dynamics not only shape social determinants of health creating the conditions in which life can or cannot flourish, but create the conditions under which cultural production and artistic creation can or cannot flourish.  Despite these advances in understanding health within many different contexts, more research and dialogue is needed as our communities, society, policies, and health-literacy continue to change. 

Pre-existing Conditions invites conversations about the directions and foci of intersectional and multi-contextual approaches to health and well-being. Public health approaches have abandoned a “one-size fits all mentality” and continuously seek to meet the specific health needs of all persons and communities. With our focus on gender and health, Thinking Gender 2018, Pre-existing Conditions opens submissions of graduate student projects on or related to the following topics:  

  • Community-based organization approaches to health and well-being
  • Feminist approaches to health education, medical training
  • Feminist biology
  • Gender, ability/disability and accessibility
  • Glass ceilings and gender-bias in health science fields
  • Global women’s health
  • Health as activist concern
  • Historical perspectives on health, gender, sexuality, and sex research
  • Illness narratives and depictions in literature, art, film, music, etc.
  • Notions of health and state control
  • Politics of self-care
  • Politics of women’s/ LGBTQI+2s health
  • Reproductive health research and reproductive justice
  • Sexuality and sexual health research
  • Social and historical constructions of health
  • Race, class, gender, and social determinants of health
  • Social responses to sexual health decision making
  • Gender-based violence
  • Gender and mental health research
  • Gender and occupational health research


Thinking Gender 2018 Submission Guidelines 

Eligibility

Registered graduate students from any institution are eligible to submit presentation proposals for all Thinking Gender sessions, including the panel, poster, speed pitching, and visual arts sessions. Registered undergraduate students from any institution are eligible to submit proposals for poster presentations, speed pitching presentations, and participation in the Visual Arts Reception only. Individuals may appear in only one capacity at the conference. Unpublished papers are preferred for submission. Recently published and forthcoming papers will be considered on a case-by-case basis. 

To participate in Thinking Gender, successful applicants will be required to pay a registration fee of $50, the entirety of which will go towards covering conference costs. Participants for whom the registration fee is prohibitive are encouraged to contact thinkinggender@women.ucla.edu.  


Deadline for Proposal Submissions  

The deadline for all submission proposals is November 1, 2017 

Once submissions are reviewed and accepted, all participants in the panel sessions will be required to submit a draft of their paper by January 29, 2018, for pre-circulation among their co-panelists and faculty moderator. 


Modes of Research Participation (listed alphabetically) 

Panel Presentations:

Panels will consist of graduate student paper presenters and a UCLA faculty moderator who will read and provide detailed feedback and questions on each paper. Paper presentations will be 12 minutes long. Panelists will be required to submit their paper drafts by January 29, 2018, for pre-circulation among their co-panelists and faculty moderator.  

Panel Presentation application requirements:

  1. Paper proposal (2-3 double-spaced page maximum) that includes a thesis/research question, discussion of methodology and theoretical framework, explanation of your argument and supporting data, and conclusions or anticipated conclusions
  2. Works Cited (1 page maximum)
  3. CV or Resume (2 page maximum)


Poster Session(s):

Graduate students and undergraduate students will present visually compelling research posters. Posters will be presented during the poster session(s) where each presenter will be present with their poster for discussions and questions with circulating attendees. Posters will remain on display throughout the conference. 

Poster Session application requirements:

  1. Poster proposal (1-2 double-spaced page maximum) that includes a thesis/research question, discussion of methodology and theoretical framework, explanation of your argument and supporting data, and conclusions or anticipated conclusions
  2. Works cited (1 page maximum)
  3. CV or Resume (2 page maximum) 


Speed Pitching Research Roundtables:

Graduate students and undergraduate students will present their research in short, three-minute presentations to attendees sitting at their roundtable. Each roundtable session will last a total of 15 minutes with approximately 12 minutes devoted to discussion and questions post-presentation. 

Speed Pitching Research Roundtable application requirements:

  1. Abstract (500 word maximum) including information on purpose of research, methodology, supporting data/results, and conclusions or anticipated conclusions
  2. CV or Resume (2 page maximum)


Visual Arts Reception:

Graduate and undergraduate students will present visual art related to health and well-being. We welcome the submission of short film, photography, etchings, drawings, paintings, mixed media, digital, and other visual art to the Visual Arts Reception. Successful submissions will demonstrate a high quality of work and a strong theoretical base. 

Visual Arts Reception application requirements:

  1. Description of the work that you plan to present with discussion of its relationship to the conference theme (1-2 double-spaced page maximum)
  2.  CV or Resume (2 page maximum)
  3. A short work sample (film or image files accepted) 

NOTE: All submissions for the visual arts will be considered, however due to viewing space limitations, special consideration will be taken for large-sized submissions. 


All materials must be submitted online using the form below. Only complete submissions received by the November 1st deadline will be considered.

This year, participants will be allowed to submit proposals for consideration for an individual research presentation option, as well as submitting for consideration to all three options (i.e., panel presentation, poster presentation, and/or speed pitching research roundtable). Participants who choose this option will be considered for any of the research presentation modes. If you choose to submit to all three presentation modes, you will need to follow the submission requirements for the Panel Presentations.  

Questions?

Contact Drew A. Westmoreland, 2018 Thinking Gender Conference Coordinator, at thinkinggender@women.ucla.edu.

Ends on November 13, 2017

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 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, visit Notice of New Law AB 1887 and FAQs regarding AB 1887 Requirements. If your travel is to a state on the list, we cannot consider your application.

Amount: $400 maximum (award amount varies)

Deadline: Monday, November 13, 2017

Criteria:
  • Travel for the fall grant must occur on or between July 1, 2017 and December 31, 2017
  • 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 Reception at UCLA in May/June 2018. 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)
  2. Curriculum Vitae/Resume
  3. Unofficial UCLA Transcripts
  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, November 13, 2017.
Ends on April 16, 2018

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 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, visit Notice of New Law AB 1887 and FAQs regarding AB 1887 Requirements. If your travel is to a state on the list, we cannot consider your application.

Amount: $400 maximum (award amount varies)

Deadline: Monday, April 16, 2018

Criteria:
  • Travel for the spring grant must occur on or between January 1, 2018 and June 30, 2018
  • 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 Reception at UCLA in May/June 2018. 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)
  2. Curriculum Vitae/Resume
  3. Unofficial UCLA Transcripts
  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, April 16, 2018.

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, April 2, 2018

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
  • Multi-authored articles will be considered, if the applicant can demonstrate a significant contribution to the research
  • Awardee will be honored at the CSW Awards Reception at UCLA in May/June 2018. 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)
  2. - 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 six pages in lieu of a written summary.
  3. Curriculum Vitae
  4. Unofficial UCLA Transcripts
  5. 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, April 2, 2018.

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, April 2, 2018

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
  • Multi-authored articles will be considered if the applicant can demonstrate a significant contribution to the research
  • Awardee will be honored at the CSW Awards Reception at UCLA in May/June 2018. 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)
    - 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 six pages in lieu of a written summary.
  2. Curriculum Vitae/Resume
  3. Unofficial UCLA Transcripts (For transfer students, community college transcripts are welcomed 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, April 2, 2018.

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, April 2, 2018

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
  • Awardee will be honored at the CSW Awards Reception at UCLA in May/June 2018. 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)
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Unofficial UCLA Transcripts
  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, April 2, 2018.
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, April 2, 2018

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 Reception at UCLA in May/June 2018. 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)
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Unofficial UCLA Transcripts
  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, April 2, 2018.

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

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

Amount

Ranges from $1500-$3000

Deadline: Monday, May 7, 2018

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
    • Collaborate with CSW’s Publications Unit to prepare an article or blog post for a CSW publication
    • Provide a service to CSW from the following options: 1) Serve on an awards committee; 2) Moderate a panel at the Thinking Gender Conference; or 3) Present research findings in a public forum sponsored by CSW (if needed)

To Apply

The application requires the following documents:

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

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

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. We are proud to once again accept applications for this award for the second year. 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 (does not have to be from 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 12, 2018

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.

QUESTIONS?

Contact Kristina Magpayo Nyden, Management Services Officer, at kristina@women.ucla.edu.

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, April 2, 2018

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 Reception at UCLA in May/June 2018. 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)
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Unofficial UCLA Transcripts
  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, April 2, 2018.

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

Amount: Up to three $750 grants per year

Deadline: Monday, May 7, 2018

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

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

This fellowship honors the life and helps continue 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, April 2, 2018

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 Reception at UCLA in May/June 2018. 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. Include details pertaining to your activities, such as the following:

    • Course work, 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
  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, April 2, 2018.

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 helps to continue the work of Constance Coiner, Ph.D., who died along with her daughter, Ana Duarte-Coiner, on TWA Flight 800, June 1996. Click here for information about Constance and Ana.

Amount: Two $750 awards

Deadline: Monday, April 2, 2018

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 Reception at UCLA in May/June 2018. 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:
    • Course work, internships, field studies and employment
    • Campus- or community-based activities/service programs
    • Tutoring experiences
    • Leadership roles
  2. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  3. Unofficial UCLA Transcript (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, April 2, 2018.

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.
Ends on April 2, 2018

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, April 2, 2018

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 Reception at UCLA in May/June 2018. 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 (Community college transcripts are welcomed 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, April 2, 2018.