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Stanford Faculty Research Fellowships

Faculty Research Fellows Still

The Clayman Institute's Stanford Faculty Research Fellowship program fosters intellectual and social innovation through interdisciplinary gender studies. In the next few years, the Institute will focus on the theme of "Beyond the Stalled Revolution: Reinvigorating Gender Equality in the Twenty-first Century." The fellowship program brings together an intellectually diverse group of Stanford scholars to provide new insights into the barriers to women's advancement and to propose novel and workable solutions to advancing gender equality.

The Clayman Institute will not be accepting applications for 2016-17 fellowships due to faculty director Professor Shelley Correll's absence Spring quarter 2017.

We will be accepting applications for our 2017-18 cohort of faculty fellows starting Fall of 2016.

Please direct any questions to Wendy Skidmore, Fellowship Manager.

For questions about the fellowship application, please see the Application Details.

While fellows work primarily on their own research, we request that they contribute to the Clayman Institute's thematic focus. Stanford Faculty Research Fellows, along with our Affiliated Faculty, will collaborate at bi-weekly luncheon discussions, which are scheduled during the academic year. At these luncheons, fellows report on their own research, discuss the work of other speakers, and have the opportunity to suggest a speaker. In addition to these interdisciplinary discussions, fellows may choose to organize an Institute conference panel, lead a workshop, meet with Graduate Dissertation Fellows, discuss their work with the media, or participate in a selection panel for Institute awards and prizes.

We offer Stanford Faculty Research Fellowships to Members of the Academic Council and Members of the Medical Center Line in the Stanford faculty, who are also Faculty Affiliates of the Clayman Institute. Up to twelve awards are available each academic year. We welcome fellowship applications from scholars in all disciplines, including the humanities, social sciences, science and engineering, business, law, and medicine. Possible faculty fellow research topics of particular interest to the Clayman Institute include (but are not limited to):

  • The gender division of household labor
  • Families & women's careers: the 2nd shift, opting out, on-ramping, and flexible schedules
  • Representations of women in culture and history
  • Gender stereotyping & bias in the workplace
  • Gendered meanings and practices at work and home
  • Women's experiences in male-dominated fields, such as science and engineering
  • Gendered innovations in knowledge: bringing gender analysis into the practice of science
  • Gender and culture in history or literature
  • Advancing women's progress in the professions of business, medicine, and law
  • Historical and cross-national comparisons of women's educational and occupational progress
  • Effects of legal mandates (such a Title IX and FMLA) on women's careers
  • National policies, organizational polices, and work-family balance: what works?
  • Men's involvement in gender equality movements
  • Gender, leadership, and entrepreneurship


Applications are submitted online and should include the following two items

  • A curriculum vitae of no more than 2 pages
  • A proposal of no more than 1,000 words stating the purpose to which you plan to apply the funds