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

Funding Opportunities for UChicago Faculty

Open to CSGS Faculty Affiliates  

To apply: Email proposals to CSGS Executive Director Gina Olson golson@uchicago.edu

Deadline: Monday, April 8, 2024, at 5:00pm 

Selections will be made in April 2024. Funds will be available from July 1, 2024, to May 30, 2025.

Faculty-Led Events and Faculty-Led Projects/Series  

CSGS provides funding for a limited number of faculty-led events (e.g., talks, conferences) and long-term faculty-led projects. In the spring quarter, we solicit proposals for the coming academic year. These grants allow CSGS to encourage and promote original and emergent research related to gender, sex, and sexuality. University of Chicago faculty affiliates (all appointment types) and postdoctoral fellows interested in organizing an event or running a project at the Center should submit a proposal according to the guidelines below. Collaborative projects or events organized with other UChicago faculty, graduate or undergraduate students, or community groups are encouraged.

  • Events: We welcome proposals for one-off events, such as bringing in a speaker for a lecture or seminar, a conference, or a short-term workshop. Events should be open, at a minimum, to the CSGS community. The maximum award for event proposals is $2,000. The sponsor will be the main organizer and point of contact for the event.

    Those interested are invited to submit a proposal that includes the following: a one-page description of the event; list of possible and/or confirmed co-sponsors and collaborators (names and departments), students and any others involved; other funding (requested or secured); and proposed dates of the event (estimated or confirmed, please specify).

    Requests made after the April 8th deadline will be considered on a first come, first served basis, and any awards made will be based on available funds. 
  • Faculty Projects: We welcome proposals for faculty-led projects and series that will span one academic year with the potential for renewal in subsequent years. Projects should be organized around a particular theme broadly related to sex, gender & sexuality. As examples, we have sponsored faculty projects on gender & sexuality in the Middle Ages, sexuality and contemporary capitalism, experimental writing in queer theory, and artist approaches to gender & sexuality. Projects might consist of a series of programs, workshops, seminars, artist talks, reading groups, writing groups, media screenings, or other artistic displays. The project will be part of our yearly programming at the Center and the project director/s will organize 2-3 public-facing events each academic year.

    Projects must have a named faculty director/s who will be responsible for running the programming. Directors will receive a research stipend of $3,000 (which may be divided between co-directors) and $1,000 for the cost of a research assistant to help coordinate the logistics of the programming. Projects may receive up to $5,000 in programming funds.

    Those interested are invited to submit a proposal that includes: a one-page description of the project and its objectives; collaborators (names and departments), students and any others involved; relevant dates (estimated or confirmed, please note which); possible or confirmed co-sponsors; and a proposed venue. Please attach a rough budget, estimating event costs: honoraria, airfare and hotel, food/catering, poster and other publicity, audio-visual, venue or recording expenses, other materials, or planning costs. If you are requesting renewal of a funded faculty project, please add a paragraph that discusses the events and the outcomes of your work in the past year.  

Course Development Grants 

The CSGS is offering $1,500 in research award funding for UChicago faculty (all ranks and appointment types) affiliated with the CSGS who develop a new undergraduate course in gender and/or sexuality studies, to be taught in two of the next three years. We expect to award two to three grants each year. 

To apply, submit a one-page description/proposal for a new course.  

Research Grants  

The CSGS is offering the following: 

  1. Research grants of up to $3,000 for junior faculty 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. 
  2. -NEW- Collaborative research grants of up to $3,000 for two or more faculty affiliates to collaborate on a year-long research project. The funds will support meeting and research costs.

To apply, please 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.

Junior Faculty Manuscript Workshop Grants 

-NEW- The CSGS is offering small grants to Assistant Professors working on their first book. The Center will provide up to $500 to support a manuscript workshop. To apply, please submit a one-page description of the book project and a budget that includes possible participants and costs. Up to three awards may be made each academic year.