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Application Details

We offer Stanford Faculty Research Fellowships to Members of the Academic Council and Members of the Medical Center Line in the Stanford faculty, who are also Faculty Affiliates of the Clayman Institute. Up to twelve awards are available each academic year. We welcome fellowship applications from scholars in all disciplines, including the humanities, social sciences, science and engineering, business, law, and medicine. Possible faculty fellow research topics of particular interest to the Clayman Institute include (but are not limited to):

  • The gender division of household labor
  • Families & women's careers: the 2nd shift, opting out, on-ramping, and flexible schedules
  • Representations of women in culture and history
  • Gender stereotyping & bias in the workplace
  • Gendered meanings and practices at work and home
  • Women's experiences in male-dominated fields, such as science and engineering
  • Gendered innovations in knowledge: bringing gender analysis into the practice of science
  • Gender and culture in history or literature
  • Advancing women's progress in the professions of business, medicine, and law
  • Historical and cross-national comparisons of women's educational and occupational progress
  • Effects of legal mandates (such a Title IX and FMLA) on women's careers
  • National policies, organizational polices, and work-family balance: what works?
  • Men's involvement in gender equality movements
  • Gender, leadership, and entrepreneurship

Applications are submitted by email and should include the following two items:

  • A curriculum vitae of no more than 2 pages
  • A proposal of no more than 1,000 words stating the purpose to which you plan to apply the funds

Only complete applications will be considered; other supporting papers will not be reviewed. Please submit your application online.

 The Clayman Institute is committed to the principle of equal opportunity, and fair and open competition.

The Clayman Institute will not be accepting applications for the 2016-17 academic year.  

We will accept applications for the 2017-18 cohort in Fall 2016.


Please direct any questions regarding the Clayman Institute Faculty Research Fellowship process to Wendy Skidmore, Fellowship Manager.