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Center for the Study of Women Student & Faculty Awards

UCLA Center for the Study of Women

http://www.csw.ucla.edu/

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*For more information please contact:
The Center for the Study of Women
Public Policy 1400H
Los Angeles, CA 90095-7222
310-825-0590
csw@csw.ucla.edu

The UCLA Center for the Study of Women offers the following awards:

1. Fall/Spring Travel Grants
A $400 maximum grant for graduate students. This program assists students with travel expenses related to their research (at the dissertation or pre-dissertation level) and to enable them to present papers at professional conferences.
Criteria
Students may apply for a grant to fund travel that has occurred since the last award deadline (the prior 6 months) or travel that will occur within the following 6 months. Awards may be used only for transportation costs to and from the conference or place of research.
Application
Application must contain the following materials in hard copy only: One copy of a letter of recommendation (Letter should be sealed in an envelope with recommender’s signature across the back flap.) Three copies each of Travel Grant cover sheet, 1-3 page abstract, current CV, and transcript (unofficial copy is acceptable). Students will receive the funds from CSW as a reimbursement of travel expenses upon submission of an airline ticket stub or other approved proof of travel costs.
Deadline
Friday, October 26, 2007 by 5:30pm (FALL)
Friday, April 25, 2008 by 5:30pm (SPRING)

2. The Elizabeth Blackwell, M.D. Award
Two $1000 awards, one graduate and one undergraduate,
made possible through the generous donation of Penny Kanner, PhD.
Criteria
For a publishable research report, thesis, dissertation or published article by a UCLA graduate or undergraduate student relating to women, health or women in health-related sciences. (Examples include medicine, biological and other sciences, public health, sociology of medicine, history of science, medical education, or health policy.) Multi-authored articles will be considered, as long as the applicant has made a significant contribution to the research.
Application
Application must contain the following materials in hard copy only: One copy of each letter of recommendation from two faculty members. (Letters should be sealed in an envelope with recommender’s signature across the back flap.)   Three copies each of the Elizabeth Blackwell, MD, Award cover sheet, paper or article (a publishable research report, thesis, dissertation, or published article), current CV, and transcripts (for all college-level work, unofficial copy is acceptable.)
Deadline
Monday, March 31, 2008 by 5:30pm

3. Constance Coiner Graduate Fellowship
One $1,500 fellowship which honors the life and continues the work of Constance Coiner, Ph.D. 1987, who died along with her daughter, Ana Duarte-Coiner, on TWA Flight 800, June 1996.
Criteria
The student must be enrolled in a Ph.D. program at UCLA and be in engaged in research focusing on feminist and working-class issues, must demonstrate excellence in teaching and a commitment to teaching as activism, and must have advanced to candidacy by one month prior to award deadline. Students who advanced to candidacy after the deadline are not eligible.
Application
Application must contain the following materials in hard copy only: One copy of each letter of recommendation from two faculty members.  (One letter for academic/teaching work and one letter for community work.  Letters should be sealed in an envelope with recommender’s signature across the back flap.)  Three copies each of Constance Coiner Graduate Award cover sheet, personal essay (see cover sheet for essay guidelines), and current CV.
Deadline
Friday, March 7, 2008 by 5:30pm

4. Paula Stone Dissertation Research Fellowship
One $3000 fellowship established by Mrs. Jean Stone to honor her daughter, Paula Stone.
Criteria
Student must be registered and enrolled in a Ph.D. program at UCLA, must be engaged in research focusing on women and the law with preference given to research on women in the criminal/legal justice system, and must have advanced to candidacy by one month before award deadline. Students who advanced to candidacy after the deadline are not eligible.
Application
Your application must contain the following materials in hard copy only: One copy of each letter of recommendation from two faculty members (One of these letters must be from the candidate's chair. Letters should be sealed in an envelope with recommender's signature across the back flap.)  Three copies each of Paula Stone Dissertation Research Fellowship cover sheet, dissertation abstract (3-5 pages), budget statement (statement describing how the funds will be used), current CV, and Transcript (unofficial copy is acceptable.)
Deadline
Friday, April 4, 2008 by 5:30 pm

5. Jean Stone Dissertation Research Fellowship
One $3,000 fellowship made possible through the generosity of Mrs. Jean Stone.
Criteria
Student must be registered and enrolled in a Ph.D. program at UCLA, must be engaged in research on women and/or gender, and must have advanced to candidacy by one month before award deadline. Students who advanced to candidacy after the deadline are not eligible.
Application
Your application must contain the following materials in hard copy only: One copy of each letter of recommendation from two faculty members (One of these letters must be from the candidate's chair. Letters should be sealed in an envelope with recommender's signature across the back flap.)  Three copies each of Jean Stone Dissertation Research Fellowship cover sheet, dissertation abstract (3-5 pages), budget statement (statement describing how the funds will be used), current CV, and Transcript (unofficial copy is acceptable.)
Deadline
Friday, April 4, 2008 by 5:30pm

6. George Eliot Dissertation Award
One $1,000 award made possible through the generosity of Penny Kanner, Ph.D.
Criteria
The student must submit a completed UCLA Ph.D. dissertation on women and/or gender utilizing historical perspective in either literature or the arts.
Application
Your application must contain the following materials in hard copy only: One copy of each letter of recommendation from two faculty members (One of these letters must be from the candidate's chair, usually the nominating faculty member. Letters should be sealed in an envelope with recommender's signature across the back flap.) Three copies each of George Eliot Dissertation Award cover sheet, dissertation abstract (one page), completed dissertation, current CV, and transcript (unofficial copy is acceptable.)
Deadline
Wednesday, May 7, 2008 by 5:30pm

7. Mary Wollstonecraft Dissertation Award
One $1,000 award made possible through the generosity of Penny Kanner, Ph.D.
Criteria
The student must submit a completed UCLA PhD dissertation on women and/or gender which makes use of historical materials and methods.
Application
Your application must contain the following materials in hard copy only: One copy of each letters of recommendation from two faculty members (One of these letters must be from the candidate's chair, usually the nominating faculty member. Letters should be sealed in an envelope with recommender's signature across the back flap.) Three copies each of Mary Wollstonecraft Dissertation Award cover sheet, dissertation abstract (one page), completed dissertation, current CV, and transcript (unofficial copy is acceptable.)
Deadline
Wednesday, May 7, 2008 by 5:30pm

8. Renaissance Award
One $1,000 scholarship for undergraduate students made possible through the generous donation of Myrna Hant,Ph.D.
Criteria
The student must be a UCLA undergraduate woman who returned or is returning to college after a period of years. Students transferring from community college to UCLA as juniors and continuing UCLA undergraduates are eligible to apply. Student must be eligible for financial aid or student loans.
Application
Qualified students should submit: The Renaissance Award Cover Sheet;  a current CV; an essay describing your path to a college degree, what you have accomplished academically, personally, and in the community, and what earning a BA/BS from UCLA means to you; transcripts for all college-level work; two letters of recommendations (one for academic work, and one for community involvement or a personal reference). Letters should be sealed in an envelope with recommender's signature across the back flap.
Deadline
Friday, February 15, 2008 by 5:30 pm

9. Constance Coiner Undergraduate Award
Two $750 awards for undergraduates
Criteria
Upper-division students (with a GPA of 3.0 or higher) who demonstrate an active commitment to both working-class and feminist issues and involvement in community activities for social change.
Application
Three copies of the Constance Coiner Undergraduate Award Cover Sheet; three copies of a personal essay (see cover sheet for essay guidelines); three copies of a current CV;  two letters of recommendation (one letter for academic/teaching work, and one letter for community work). The letters should be sealed in an envelope with the recommender’s signature across the back flap (one copy each).
Deadline
Friday, March 7, 2008 by 5:30 pm

10. Faculty Development Grants
6 grants will be awarded for the 2007-2008 academic year. Award amounts will generally range from $2500 to $3500, although exceptional projects may be awarded up to $5000.
Criteria
UCLA faculty can apply for support of research projects by or about women and women's issues such as gender and sexuality. Grant recipients will be required to give a presentation on their research in the CSW Lecture Series during spring quarter of the grant year.
Application
Please e-mail the following to Jessie Babiarz at jbabiarz@women.ucla.edu: the Faculty Development Grants Cover Sheet; a current CV; a proposal (2-3 page description that includes the title and an explanation of the proposed research); a bibliography; a budget (1-page statement describing how funds will be used).
Deadline
Friday, May 16, 2008 by 5:30 pm

11. Faculty Curators
CSW will award from $3000 to $5000 per quarter to fund up to three presentations by outside speakers whose work pertains to the proposed programming concentration.  
Criteria
CSW welcomes proposals from formal or informal research groups or from faculty who wish to coordinate a lecture series or workshop with a department or other research center.  These faculty or faculty groups will serve as guest curators for CSW's primary programming for one quarter. 
Application
Please submit the following documents: Abstract (one page maximum) that includes the name(s) and department(s) of the faculty applying, description of faculty constituency and any affiliated groups involved, and the title and an explanation of the proposed programming concentration; a list of names of at least three to five possible speakers (six maximum) in order of preference; CV of the Faculty Curator.  Email applications as attachments with "Faculty Curators" in the subject line to Jessie Babiarz, CSW Administrative Assistant, at jbabiarz@women.ucla.edu.
Deadline
Wednesday, December 17, 2007 by 5:30 pm

12. Tillie Olsen CSW Research Scholar Grants
Three $750 grants for research scholars
Criteria
Only CSW Research Scholars may apply. Grants may be used to support participation in scholarly conferences, travel to research sites, purchase of specialized research materials, or procurement of technical services. Expenses must be incurred from July 1, 2006 to June 30, 2007.  Applications will be evaluated on the basis of the quality of the project and/or financial need.
Application
Interested CSW Research Scholars should submit: the Tillie Olsen CSW Research Scholar Grants Cover Sheet; a research project abstract, 2 pages maximum, describing the purpose and importance of request as it relates to the research project. Include a list of proposed expenses such as cost of travel to research site or conference, purchase of specialized research materials, or procurement of technical services, etc; and a current CV.
Deadline
Friday, January 11, 2008

 

 

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