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.
Affiliate Program Goals and Benefits*
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;
- Use of computer resources in the CSW office (with advance notice);
- 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;
- Up to 4 parking passes per year provided by CSW when visiting UCLA for CSW business;
- Eligibility 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 actively attending and presenting at Research Affiliate Brown Bags,
attending CSW events, participating in or leading working groups,
contributing to the CSW 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.
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.
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
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.
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:
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
f. Contributions to CSW programs (ie: event participation, blog posts, working group participation, etc.)
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
Abstract: a succinct summary of your current research project
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.
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.
Summary of how you envision your involvement with CSW. Please describe how you
might contribute to CSW’s current projects and/or programs.
Names of three UCLA faculty with whom you plan to dialogue during the current
June 1, 2017
Questions? Contact the Center for the Study of
Women at firstname.lastname@example.org