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Fellowships Overview

The Clayman Institute offers fellowships to Stanford faculty who are members of the Academic Council and members of the Medical Center Line, postdoctoral scholars, and Stanford doctoral students in the writing stage of their dissertations. In addition, the Institute awards an essay prize and research money to Stanford graduate students.

Faculty Research Fellowships

The Clayman Institute's Faculty Research Fellowship program fosters intellectual and social innovation through interdisciplinary gender studies for affiliated Stanford faculty. 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 workable solutions to advance gender equality.

Postdoctoral Research Fellowships

The Clayman Institute offers a two-year postdoctoral fellowship. Recent PhDs in all disciplines of the humanities and social sciences whose research centers feminist, women’s, or gender studies are eligible. 

Graduate Dissertation Fellowships

The Clayman Institute’s Graduate Dissertation Fellowships (GDF) are awarded to outstanding Stanford doctoral students who are engaged in research on women and/or gender. 

The fellowships provide financial support for top gender scholars as they complete their dissertations, while encouraging interdisciplinary connections for their research.