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Clayman Institute Fellowships and Funding

The Clayman Institute offers fellowships to Stanford faculty who are Members of the Academic Council and Members of the Medical Center Line, postdoctoral scholars, and Stanford doctoral students in the writing stages of their dissertations. In addition, the Institute awards an essay prize and research monies to Stanford graduate students.

All fellowship and prize recipients will contribute to the Clayman Institutes thematic focus, "Beyond the Stalled Revolution: Reinvigorating Gender Equality in the Twenty-first Century."


All applications are closed.


Beyond the Stalled Revolution: Description

Twenty years ago, Arlie Hochschild described the gender revolution as stalled, noting that while women had flooded into the paid labor market, men had not increased their involvement in the household, thereby limiting the potential of women in the workplace. More recently, scholars have identified further evidence of a stall in women's progress. The gender gap in wages, while narrowing over the 1970s and 1980s, has remained relatively constant since the mid 1990s. The movement of women into male dominated fields of work has slowed. Women's participation in the paid labor market has leveled off. And, while women are earning an increasingly large share of bachelor's degrees overall, the percentage of women earning degrees in some fields, such as computer science, has actually declined since the mid 1990s. Even women's state-level political office holding seems to have peaked. Accompanying these trends, there is evidence that Americans' attitudes towards acceptable roles for women have taken a conservative turn after decades of moving towards more egalitarian views.

Through a series of workshops, conferences, and fellowships, the Clayman Institute will bring together an intellectually diverse group of scholars to provide new insights into the barriers to women's advancement and to propose novel and workable solutions to advancing gender equality.