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
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. Research Affiliates appointed in 2017 will be expected to
participate in working groups or events related to those initiatives.
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
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.
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.
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
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. 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
Work plan: the overall plan for completion of your research project and
the long-range goals for academic presentation and publication of the
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
Completed drafts of articles or books
Recent and upcoming presentations at an academic or other professional
conference or event
Recent and upcoming publications in an academic or other professional
Research-related service activities
Other research-related achievements
Deadline: June 1, 2017Questions?
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