Exterior at night

The Center at night

Side Entrance

The entrance of the CSGS

Heather Love audience

The audience listens as Lauren Berlant introduces Heather Love in 2014

Class discussion

Students participate in a classroom discussion at the Center

Héctor Carrillo

Héctor Carrillo talks with students after his book talk in 2018

Joan Scott

Joan Scott speaking at the Center in 2017

panel

Students listen to panelists present in 2017

Community room

The Community Room at 5733 S University

center door

Center entrance

5733 exterior

The exterior of 5733 S University

Bhanu Kapil

Poet Bhanu Kapil at the Center in 2016

Funding Opportunities for UChicago Faculty

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. The Center works directly with faculty across the university, law, medicine and professional schools to continually develop curriculum and support faculty and student research on gender and sexuality. We are pleased to announce the following opportunities for UChicago faculty.

Course Development Grants for UChicago Faculty

Deadline: Thursday, October 31, 2019 at 5 p.m.

The Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality is offering $1500 in research award funding for UChicago faculty who develop a new undergraduate course (possibly open to masters-level students) in gender and/or sexuality studies, to be run in two of the next three years. Some topics of interest include but are not limited to feminist science studies, intersectional feminisms, media, Asian-American studies, and transnational sexualities or feminisms. Senior and junior faculty are invited to apply. These courses will be considered part of our Problems in the Study of Gender and Sexuality course series,  which includes funding for a graduate student co-teacher of your choice. Beginning with the class of 2022, our undergraduate majors are required to enroll in at least one Problems course as a requirement to graduate with a GNSE degree. We expect to award two to three grants in 2019-2020.

To apply, submit a one-page description/proposal for a new course. Please indicate the general outline of the course, the students for whom it would be most appropriate (undergrad, MAPH/MAPSS, graduate), and the gap it fills in current offerings. We will select the proposals to receive awards in November.

Proposals should be emailed to CSGS Associate Director Gina Olson at golson@uchicago.edu .  Funds will be available from November 2019 – May 30, 2020.

Faculty Projects and Faculty-Led Events for 2020-21

Deadline: Monday, March 30, 2020 at 5 p.m.

In 2020-21, the CSGS will provide funding for a limited number of faculty projects and faculty-run events. 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. 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. We expect to approve three projects this year.

    Please note: If you ran a faculty project in 2019-20 for which you are seeking renewal, please also add a paragraph to your proposal that discusses the events and outcomes of your work in that project 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 2020-21.

Proposals should be emailed to CSGS Associate Director Gina Olson at golson@uchicago.edu. Funds will be made available July 1, 2020 – May 30, 2021

Research Grants for Junior Faculty at UChicago

Deadline: Monday, March 2, 2020 at 5 p.m.

The Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality is excited to announce a new call for small research grants of up to $3000 for junior faculty who are affiliated with the Center. Successful applicants must agree to present an aspect of their funded research at the Center within two years of the grant. We anticipate awarding two research fellowships in 2020-21.

To apply, junior faculty affiliates must submit a proposal that provides a project summary accessible to non-specialists, a description of the research to be done and how it contributes to knowledge about gender and/or sexuality broadly defined, and a detailed budget of up to $3000. The proposal should not exceed 4,000 words and does not need to include a citation list. 

Proposals should be emailed to CSGS Associate Director Gina Olson at golson@uchicago.edu . Funds will be made available July 1, 2020 – May 30, 2021.