2000 grads

The first graduating class of Gender Studies majors in 2000

Leila Ahmed

Lelia Ahmed gives a lecture in May 2012

Alison Bechdel and student

Alison Bechdel speaks with a student at an exhibition of her work

Lauren Berlant and Mel Chen

Professor Lauren Berlant introducing guest speaker Mel Chen

Lauren Berlant and Kristen Schilt

Professors Lauren Berlant and Kristen Schilt participate in a zine making workshop

Hillary Chute and Alison Bechdel

Professor Hillary Chute and Alison Bechdel

Classroom

Students participate in a classroom discussion at CSGS

Community room

The Community Room at 5733 S University

center door

Center entrance

2011 fellows

CSGS Fellows in 2011

5733 exterior

The exterior of 5733 S University

Student question

A student asks a question after a talk by Kimberly Peirce in October 2011

Funding Opportunities for UChicago Faculty

Community Engagement Grants

Deadline: Friday, May 11, 2018

As part of the University’s commitment to diversity and inclusion, the Office of Civic Engagement; the Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture; the Mansueto Institute for Urban Innovation; and the Office of the Vice Provost for Academic Leadership, Advancement and Diversity invite applications for community engaged research and programs. Our local Chicago community is one of UChicago’s most important partners. This request for proposals supports research and activities to be conducted with members of our local community. Grants of up to $7,500 will be awarded. All members of the UChicago community may submit proposals for consideration. More information and instructions for application can be found here. All applications are due Friday, May 11, 2018.

Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality
Call for Proposals: Faculty Projects and Faculty-Led Events for 2018-19

Deadline: Tuesday, May 29, 2018

The Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality seeks to advance new forms of interdisciplinary knowledge, connecting academic learning to worldly problems and contexts by engaging scholars both within and outside the confines of the University, and facilitating new conversations across disciplines. Through our projects and events, we engage in original research, fieldwork and critical textual analyses designed to produce new knowledge and insights into contemporary debates in feminist, queer and sex theory.

In 2018-19, the CSGS will provide funding for a limited number of faculty projects and faculty-run events. University of Chicago faculty and post-doctoral fellows interested in organizing and running a project or an event at the Center should submit a proposal according to the guidelines below. Collaborative projects or events with other UChicago faculty, graduate or undergraduate students, or community groups are encouraged.

1) Faculty Projects: Projects feature a multi-part series of programs: lectures, media screenings, a conference, workshops, seminars, etc. over the course of the academic year. Projects are eligible for funds up to $5,000 to cover programming and project costs for the year, based on the budget submitted. Faculty directors will also receive a research stipend of $3,000 and $1,000 for a research assistant. The proposal should include: A description and objectives of the project; sponsoring faculty (names and departments), students and any others who would be involved; relevant dates (estimated or confirmed, please note which); proposed venue; and possible partners or co-sponsors. A rough budget should also be attached, estimating event costs: Honoraria, airfare and hotel, food/catering, poster and other publicity, audio-visual, venue or recording expenses, other materials or planning costs.

Please note: If you ran a faculty project in 2017-18 for which you are seeking a renewal in 2018-19, please also add a paragraph to your proposal that discusses the events and outcomes of your work this year.

2) Faculty-Led Event Proposals: We welcome proposals for single lectures, seminars, conferences, short series, workshops, etc. Funding will be based on the scope of the event and the budget submitted, to a limit of $2,000. The proposal should include: A description of the event; sponsoring faculty (names and departments), students and any others who would be involved; proposed dates (estimated or confirmed, please note which); proposed venue; and possible partners or co-sponsors. A rough budget should also be attached, estimating event costs: Honoraria, airfare and hotel, food/catering, poster and other publicity, audio-visual, venue or recording expenses, other materials or planning costs. Proposals may be made for any quarter in 2018-19.

Proposals should be sent to CSGS Associate Director Gina Olson at golson@uchicago.edu