Ends on March 18, 2018


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.


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. 

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.  

Monday, March 12, 2018

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.


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

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