Join us for the Chemical Entanglements Symposium on May 4-5, 2017!

This symposium will convene a group of scholars, scientists and community based researchers, artists, documentarians, and policy makers to assess the gendered impacts of (primarily endocrine-disrupting) chemicals on human populations. By marshaling a variety of perspectives—laboratory, ethnographic, epidemiological, and narrative, this transdisciplinary collaboration will seek to explore how gender has made a difference in the public’s knowledge with regard to the cumulative effects of environmental toxins.

For more details on the Chemical Entanglements research initiative and other Center for the Study of Women programs, please visit our website at www.csw.ucla.edu.


FOR THE SYMPOSIUM SCHEDULE, PLEASE VISIT https://csw.ucla.edu/CE-schedule.

Attendees may register on the day of the conference at the Registration Table.

All CSW Events are Fragrance-Free! CSW is dedicated to creating a safe and accessible space for everyone who participates in our events and programs. For more information on our fragrance-free initiative and if you need special accommodations, please visit our Events Accessibility page.

Throughout the 2016-2017 academic year, CSW will be running Chemical Entanglements, a research initiative culminating in a symposium on May 4-5, 2017. This interdisciplinary initiative will convene feminist scholars, scientists and community based researchers, artists, documentarians, and policy makers to assess the gendered impacts of environmental toxins on human populations and reproductive justice. Background on the project is available here.

As part of this initiative, CSW is launching a Chemical Entanglements blog. We invite contributions from UCLA students, faculty, staff, and members of the community. We are open to a wide range of formats and topics, including but not limited to:

  • interviews with scholars, activists, and clinicians
  • reports on new research in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences that considers connections between gender and chemical exposure
  • reviews or summaries of relevant resources (books, films, etc.)
  • opinion pieces and essays
  • autobiographical accounts on topics related to feminism, health, science, the environment, etc.
  • reports on historical or contemporary incidents of gendered exposure

If you are interested in contributing to the Chemical Entanglements blog, please complete this form by the deadlines below to indicate your interest:

For publication during Fall 2016:  September 19, 2016

For publication during Winter 2017: December 19, 2016

For publication during Spring 2017: February 27, 2016


CSW is unable to offer compensation for blog posts. Authors/writers who contribute Blog Posts to the Chemical Entanglements Blog agree to provide their work voluntarily.


This application form is for NEW APPLICANTS to the CSW Research Affiliate Program. If you are a current Research Affiliate, or have been a member of the program within the last 2 years, please complete the Research Affiliate Renewal Application.

The Research Affiliate program replaced the CSW Research Scholar program in 2015. The Research Affiliate category provides a CSW affiliation and title for established scholars working in CSW’s mission areas. The program supports selected independent scholars, local to the Los Angeles area, who are conducting research on women, sexuality, or gender and have limited institutional access to a research community. Research Affiliates must have an active research project in progress. CSW encourages affiliation from a diverse group of scholars from across the academic disciplines. In 2017, we are particularly interested in applications from scholars whose projects are related to our current research initiatives, Chemical Entanglements and Food | Water | Shelter. Research Affiliates appointed in 2017 will be expected to participate in working groups or events related to those initiatives.

Research Affiliate Benefits*

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

  • Participation in CSW programs, including working groups, publications, conferences, colloquia and research brown bags, and a pilot program of organized faculty-research affiliated exchanges.
  • With advance notice, Research Affiliates may use computer resources in the CSW office.
  • Special UCLA Library Book Borrowing Privileges, which allows CSW Research Affiliates to borrow up to 50 books at a time, renewable remotely with no limit on renewals.
  • Research Affiliates are eligible to apply for a Tillie Olsen Grant, which may be used to fund participation in scholarly conferences; travel to research sites; the purchase of specialized research materials; and/or technical services.
*Due to campus policy, the Research Affiliate title does not provide UCLA Library privileges, VPN access, or a UCLA email address. In lieu of these benefits and as stated above, Research Affiliates may use computer resources in the CSW office. No office space or stipends are available.

Research Affiliate Expectations

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

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

Eligibility Criteria

Acceptance to this competitive program is based on the quality of the proposed research, the potential for the proposed project to interface with CSW’s current research initiatives, the capacity to garner faculty sponsorship of the proposed research project, and/or the active mentoring of others in the program. In order to meet the needs of the Research Affiliates and to comply with University directives, the Research Affiliates program is capped at five admitted participants per academic year. A Ph.D. or other terminal degree is required for new applicants. Affiliation begins July 1. Affiliates are appointed for one to three years at the discretion of the selection committee with a possibility for renewal.  

Renewal of Research Affiliate status is contingent upon evidence of progress on the research project. Lack of progress in a particular year will result in provisional status. After two years with no demonstrable progress on the research project, the renewal application will be declined automatically. Over a two-year period, evidence of progress includes publication of an article or book, presentations at scholarly or professional conferences, advanced drafts, manuscripts or other research products under consideration by reputable entities, a substantive contribution to a university or a field of research, or similar criteria.

Application Materials

1. Curriculum Vitae

2. Sample Publication (not more than 20 pages -- either a file upload or a link to an article are acceptable)

3. Prospectus: a description of your current research project pertaining to women, sexuality, or gender, including an abstract, methodology, work plan, summary of required library collections or other resources, and research/project goals for the year of application. The Prospectus should be two to three pages in length and include all elements listed below in order

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

b. Methodology: a brief description of how you will pursue your research and determine your findings

c. Work plan: the overall plan for completion of your research project and the long-range goals for academic presentation and publication of the research findings

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

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

f. Names of three UCLA faculty with whom you plan to dialogue during the current academic year

4. Projects Status Report: a one-page narrative of progress on the project during the prior academic year. As appropriate, the Progress Report should include descriptions of the elements listed below in order:

a. Completed drafts of articles or books

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

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

d. Research-related service activities

e. Other research-related achievements

Deadline: June 1, 2017

Questions? Contact the Center for the Study of Women at csw@csw.ucla.edu
This application form is for RENEWING an existing CSW Research Affiliate appointment. If you are a new applicant, or have been out of the program for 2+ years, please submit the Research Affiliate Application Form for New Applicants.

The Research Affiliate program replaced the CSW Research Scholar program in 2015. The Research Affiliate category provides a CSW affiliation and title for established scholars working in CSW’s mission areas. The program supports selected independent scholars, local to the Los Angeles area, who are conducting research on women, sexuality, or gender and have limited institutional access to a research community. Research Affiliates must have an active research project in progress. CSW encourages affiliation from a diverse group of scholars from across the academic disciplines. In 2017, we are particularly interested in applications from scholars whose projects are related to our current research initiatives, Chemical Entanglements and Food | Water | Shelter. Research Affiliates appointed in 2017 will be expected to participate in working groups or events related to those initiatives.

Research Affiliate Benefits*

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

  • Participation in CSW programs, including working groups, publications, conferences, colloquia and research brown bags, and a pilot program of organized faculty-research affiliated exchanges.
  • With advance notice, Research Affiliates may use computer resources in the CSW office.
  • Special UCLA Library Book Borrowing Privileges, which allows CSW Research Affiliates to borrow up to 50 books at a time, renewable remotely with no limit on renewals.
  • Research Affiliates are eligible to apply for a Tillie Olsen Grant, which may be used to fund participation in scholarly conferences; travel to research sites; the purchase of specialized research materials; and/or technical services.
*Due to campus policy, the Research Affiliate title does not provide UCLA Library privileges, VPN access, or a UCLA email address. In lieu of these benefits and as stated above, Research Affiliates may use computer resources in the CSW office. No office space or stipends are available.

Research Affiliate Expectations

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

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

Eligibility Criteria

Renewal of Research Affiliate Status is contingent upon evidence of progress on the research project. Over a two-year period, evidence of progress includes publication of an article or book, presentations at scholarly or professional conferences, advanced drafts, manuscripts or other research products under consideration by reputable entities, a substantive contribution to a university or a field of research, or similar criteria.

In addition, the selection committee will consider the quality of the proposed future research, the potential for the proposed project to interface with CSW’s current research initiatives, the capacity to garner faculty sponsorship of the proposed research project, and/or the active mentoring of others in the program.

Application Materials

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

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

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

a. Completed drafts of articles or books

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

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

d. Research-related service activities

e. Other research-related achievements

f. Contributions to CSW programs (ie: event participation, blog posts, working group participation, etc.)

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

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

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

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

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

e. Names of three UCLA faculty with whom you plan to dialogue during the current academic year


Deadline: June 1, 2017

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


Thank you for participating in Thinking Gender, Imagining Reparations. The Center for the Study of Women greatly appreciates your support!

Now that you’ve had the opportunity to reflect on your experience at Thinking Gender, we would greatly appreciate it if you could share any additional thoughts and feedback that you may have. We are always working to make the conference better, and we take your feedback very seriously.
Ends on April 24, 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.

Amount: $400 maximum (award amount varies)

Deadline: Monday, April 24, 2017

Criteria:
  • 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
  • Travel for the spring grant must occur on or between January 1, 2017 and June 30, 2017
  • Awardees will be honored at the CSW Awards Reception at UCLA in May/June 2017. Attendance is highly encouraged.
Special Note
  • The Center for the Study of Women 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, visit https://oag.ca.gov/ab1887. If your travel includes a state on this list, we cannot consider your application for the grant.
  • 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. Abstract of 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.

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 24, 2017.

The Center for the Study of Women offers grants to all 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 8, 2017

Criteria

  • UCLA faculty can apply for support of 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 8, 2017.

Funded by Dr. Pat Zukow, 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 8, 2017

Criteria:
  • Only CSW Research Affiliates may apply
  • Grants may be used to support participation in scholarly conferences, travel to research sites, purchase specialized research materials, or procurement of technical services
  • Expenses must be incurred from July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017
  • 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 8, 2017.