Support Our Work

The Clayman Institute for Gender Research relies on the generosity of individual donors and charitable organizations to support our distinguished research program. Since our founding in 1974, the Clayman Institute has sponsored hundreds of gender scholars, published world-class research, and hosted events at Stanford and in the local, national and international communities. We invite you to join our efforts in creating knowledge and making change for gender equality.


Institute Priorities

Advancing Gender Research in the 21st Century

The Clayman Institute is building our funds for the purpose of Advancing Gender Research in the 21st century. Our top priorities are:
  • Graduate Dissertation Fellowship Program: Founded in 1994, the Clayman Institute Graduate Dissertation Fellowship program serves as a critical connection between our educational and research missions. By supporting gender scholars in the writing stages of their dissertations, the Clayman Institute seeks to contribute to the future of excellent gender scholarship. Over 125 graduate students have participated in our program.

  • Training and Development of Scholars: To promote gender equality, the Clayman Institute invests in a number of programs to further the success of female and male scholars. Programs include the Clayman Institute-OpEd Project Collaboration, Dual-Career Academic Couples, and numerous prizes and grants for gender scholarship.


2001-10 Year in Review

The Clayman Institute online annual report highlights the 2009-10 academic year. Starting with our 35th anniversary and including the release of new research on Housework, the 2009-10 academic year was memorable.


Ways to Give



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By Check


Gifts may be made by writing a check payable to "Stanford University", including "The Clayman Institute" in the memo line, and sending it to the address below. You can make gifts of general support to the Institute or designate your gift be used to support a specific Institute program. Gifts by check or credit card can be mailed to the following address:


Michelle R. Clayman Institute for Gender Research
c/o Stanford University
Development Services
PO Box 20466
Stanford, CA 94309-0466


Matching Gifts


To find out if your company will match your gift, see the online directory of matching gift companies.


Planned Giving


Planned gifts can offer tax savings, income streams, and investment benefits. They also are a way to make a gift that will live on, benefiting generations to come. You can make a bequest, gift annuity, pooled income fund, or charitable remainder trusts. For more information, contact Kara Wertheimer at (650) 725-5565 or Jonrie Davila at (650) 725-4363 in the Office of Planned Giving.


Office of Development

If you have questions or would like to discuss your interest in making a gift to the Institute, please contact Cindi Trost, Development Officer, School of Humanities & Sciences, (650) 724-2812.