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Marjorie Lozoff Graduate Essay Prize

The Marjorie Lozoff Prize is awarded annually by the Marjorie Lozoff Fund for Research on Women and Gender to promote scholarship in areas that further women's development. All currently registered Stanford University graduate students, in any academic or professional discipline, are welcome to apply. Scholarly essays may constitute, but are not limited to, a chapter from a dissertation, a paper written for a class, or a freelance essay. Eligible essay topics include, but are not limited to: men and women's role within the family; the role of women and gender in science, medicine, and engineering; women's participation in the professions and other areas of work; women as entrepreneurs; women and gender in developing societies; women and gender cross-culturally. Preference will be given to original research on current social issues.


2011 Recipient: Scott Spillman

For his essay, " Institutional Limits: Christine Ladd-Franklin, Fellowships, and American Women’s Academic Careers, 1880-1920."



This prize honors the memory of Marjorie Morse Lozoff (September 30, 1916 - April 18, 2002). In an extraordinarily productive life as wife, mother, sociologist, social worker, teacher, researcher, and community leader, Marjorie Lozoff served as a model for the idea that most deeply absorbed her: furthering women's development for the benefit of women, men, children, and society.

One prize of $750* will be awarded in 2011. The prize recipient is expected to attend a lunch with the Lozoff family to describe their research. Former recipients of Clayman Institute fellowships, prizes, and awards are not eligible for a prize until three years have passed. Current applicants submitting for a fellowship, prize, and/or award may only be offered funding in one category; applications in more than one category are allowed.

Any research supported by the Marjorie Lozoff Fund of Stanford University's Michelle R. Clayman Institute for Gender Research shall acknowledge that fact in his or her research.

* As by law, for nonresident aliens only, a 30% Federal tax will be withheld from the award check.