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


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

Fellowships & Funding

The Center is proud to provide research funding, fellowships, grants, and other opportunities for our students and faculty, as well as graduate teaching opportunities. Please refer to linked pages below for more information on eligibility and the application process. Feel free to contact us should you have any questions or need help with your application.

  • Faculty Research and Curricular Development Support — Faculty research, event, and curricular development funding opportunities are intended to enable University of Chicago faculty to be actively involved with the Center in mutually productive ways as we seek to build and sustain an intellectual community of scholars working on gender and sexuality across disciplines. Learn more.
  • Graduate Student Fellowships — CSGS offers year-long dissertation research fellowships for PhD students at different stages of their work. There are different criteria and awards associated with each. Applications are available to download. Learn more.
  • Graduate Teaching — Applications for these positions are accepted from interested Ph.D. students in all divisions and professional schools. Learn more.
  • Graduate Travel/Research Grant — CSGS offers small grants to graduate students for dissertation research or conference travel related to work in the field of gender/sexuality. Learn more.
  • Essay Prize — Each spring, the CSGS awards the Ruth Murray Prize ($500) is awarded for the best essay written by a University of Chicago undergraduate in the area of feminist criticism or women's, gender or sexuality studies. Learn more.
  • Internships — The CSGS Undergraduate Summer Internship Program offers up to four paid off-campus, Chicago-area internships in organizations involved in gender- or sexuality-related service, research, or activism. Learn more.