Faculty Research Fellowships

Stanford Faculty Research Fellowships

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.

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.


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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):

Each fellowship is worth up to $7,500. Two fellowships will be supported by the Iris F. Litt, M.D. Fund and are intended primarily for faculty in the medical and biological life sciences. Stanford Faculty Research Fellowship funds must be applied to research-related activities; and the research must have a clear gender component. The award is not intended to cover Summer Quarter salary or to fund capital equipment purchases. Stanford faculty are not eligible if they have won a fellowship or other Clayman Institute awards within the last three years. The funds may be applied to a range of research-related activities, including:

Fellows are asked to submit a brief report (no more than one page) at the end of the year on how their funds were spent. Any research supported by the Faculty Research Fellowship program of the Michelle R. Clayman Institute for Gender Research at Stanford University shall acknowledge that fact in its published version.

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