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

Amount

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

Deadline

Friday, March 10, 2023

Criteria

  • Applicant must be a currently registered PhD or Master’s student at UCLA during the quarters when the application is due and when award payment is made
  • Fellowship can be used for research travel, conference presentations, or the acquisition of materials critical for an advanced research project such as a thesis or dissertation
  • Scholarly research that includes an artistic or organizing dimension is also encouraged
  • Awardee will be honored at the CSW|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.
  • Students receiving financial aid are advised to consult with the Financial Aid Office about the potential effect of this award on their financial aid package.

To Apply

The application requires the following documents:

1. Curriculum Vitae

2. List of three references that includes names, affiliations, and email addresses

3. A Statement* (maximum 3-4 single-spaced pages) that includes:

  • a description of your academic background (coursework, degree focus, past creative, activist, or research projects)
  • a description of your research project that explains the work’s methods, arguments and/or guiding questions, and conveys how the project engages with and advances Black feminist thought/politics
  • a bibliography of 5-10 key texts that shape the project
  • a brief, one paragraph budget that itemizes anticipated project expenditures

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

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

Deadline

Friday, March 10, 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

Deadline

Friday, March 10, 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, master’s thesis, dissertation, or published article related to women and health or women in health-related endeavors. It is named for Elizabeth Blackwell, MD, the first woman to graduate from medical school, and made possible by the generosity of Mrs. Jean Stone.

Amount

One $1000 award

Deadline

Friday, March 10, 2023

Criteria

· Applicant must be registered in a graduate program (such as PhD, master’s, etc.) at UCLA during the quarters when the application is due and when award payment is made

· The research report, master’s thesis, dissertation, or published article must have been written while the applicant was enrolled in a UCLA graduate program

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

  • To be eligible for the Elizabeth Graduate, MD, Graduate Award, the first author(s) must be a graduate student(s). If the first author is an undergraduate student, apply for the Elizabeth Blackwell, MD, Undergraduate Award.
  • 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 report or an abstract/summary of a master’s thesis, dissertation, or published article (maximum 6 single-spaced pages, including works cited)

  • For published or accepted work, the committee will accept the published abstract and excerpts from the material to total no more than the allotted length of 6 pages in lieu of a written summary.

2. Curriculum Vitae

3. Unofficial UCLA Transcripts (with most recent coursework)

4. Two Letters of Recommendation from faculty members of any university

5. For co-authored submissions, the Percentage of Work Form (signed by the applicant(s) and faculty advisor for the project)

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

Deadline

Friday, March 10, 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).

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

Amount

Two awards at $4000 each

Deadline

Friday, March 10, 2023

Criteria

  • Applicant must be engaged in research on women and/or gender
  • Applicant must be registered in a doctoral program at UCLA during the quarters when the application is due and when award payment is made
  • Applicant must be advanced to candidacy by the award application deadline
  • 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. 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

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

Friday, March 10, 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)

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

Amount

Three awards at $4000 each

Deadline

Friday, March 10, 2023

Criteria

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

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 

Deadline

Friday, March 10, 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 through donations from friends and supporters of CSW|Streisand Center, travel grants assist UCLA graduate and undergraduate students with travel expenses related to academic or professional conference presentations and field research on women, gender, and sexuality.

CSW|Streisand Center has updated our travel grant structure!

For the Fall cycle (deadline in November), travel that occurs between July 1, 2022-June 30, 2023 will be considered. For the Winter cycle (deadline in February), travel that occurs between July 1, 2023 – June 30, 3024 will be considered. If your application is selected, award will be paid via reimbursement based on receipts after travel is completed.

Amount

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

Deadlines

Fall:  Friday, November 4, 2022

Winter: Friday, February 17, 2023

Criteria

  • Travel for the fall cycle must occur on or between July 1, 2022 and June 30, 2023
  • Travel for the winter cycle must occur on or between July 1, 2023 and June 30, 2024
  • Awardees will be selected on the basis of merit
  • Awardees must be registered UCLA students. 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. If travel occurs between two cycles (i.e. June 27, 2023 – July 5, 2023), apply for the cycle in which you return.
  • 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|Streisand Center reimburses the awardee only after receiving original receipts for eligible travel expenses. Only electronic receipts will be accepted.
  • 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.
  • 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. 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

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

Center for the Study of Women