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Stanford Faculty Research Fellowships

Faculty Research Fellows Still

The Clayman Institute's Faculty Research Fellowship program fosters intellectual and social innovation through interdisciplinary gender studies for affiliated Stanford faculty. The Institute's current theme is "Beyond the Stalled Revolution: Reinvigorating Gender Equality in the Twenty-first Century." Our fellowship program brings together an intellectually diverse group of Stanford scholars to provide new insights into the barriers to women's advancement and to propose novel and workable solutions to advancing gender equality.

Applications for our 2018-19 cohort of faculty fellows accepted Oct 1, 2017 - Jan 18, 2018.

Clayman Institute Faculty Research Fellows Application

Please direct any questions to Wendy Skidmore, Fellowship Manager.

For questions about the fellowship application, please see the Application Details.

Stanford Faculty Research Fellows, along with our Affiliated Faculty, will collaborate at bi-monthly luncheon discussions, which are scheduled during the academic year. At these luncheons, fellows report on their own gender-based research to an interdisciplinary audience of scholars.

We offer up to twelve Faculty Research Fellowships each academic year 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.  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 online and should include the following two items

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