The Marilyn Yalom Research Fund Award Call for Applications

The Marilyn Yalom Research Fund supports enrolled Stanford Ph.D. candidates working in the humanities on issues concerning women and gender in the humanities. Funds are available to support research or conference costs. Dr. Yalom has been part of the Clayman Institute since 1978, having served as both Associate Director and Acting Director. She is currently a Senior Scholar, and is well known as an internationally acclaimed historian of women's and gender issues.

Purpose: To support graduate students working on gender or women's issues in the humanities (broadly defined) with research or conference costs.


Enrolled Stanford Ph.D. candidates in humanities disciplines. Open to men and women. Applicants are expected to be Clayman Institute Graduate Affiliates.

Former recipients of Clayman Institute fellowships, prizes, and awards are not eligible for an award 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.

Awards: One award of up to $1000 is granted. Actual costs will be reimbursed by the Clayman Institute. Award is available for travel, lodging, or conference fees; or other expenses directly relating to research.

Exclusions: Costs not directly related to the research effort are excluded. Administrative costs are not covered.

Applications: Applications are submitted online. Applicants will create a unique username and password, and can return to the application to change and update information as many times as needed before the application deadline. All fields must be completed and required documents uploaded by the application deadline to be eligible for consideration.

These documents are required for uploading and are accepted in .PDF format only:

  1. Curriculum vitae of no more than 2 pages

  2. A proposal of no more than 2 pages, single-spaced, including all notes and references, a time-line for completion, and a detailed budget

Only complete applications will be considered; other supporting papers will not be reviewed. Applications and required documents are accepted in our online application format only. No emailed or printed applications or documents will be accepted.

Go to Application

Deadline: March 15, 2010

Notification: Award recipient will be announced in late April 2010.

Questions: If you have a pressing question that cannot otherwise be answered on this page, or if you have technical difficulties in submitting your application, you may submit queries to Please write "HELP YALOM" as the subject heading. We cannot guarantee a response to non-technical related questions. Calling staff at the Institute may have a negative impact on your application.

Any research supported by the Marilyn Yalom Research Fund of Stanford University's Michelle R. Clayman Institute for Gender Research shall acknowledge that fact in its published version.