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 works 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: Sunday, March 28, 2021 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 taught 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, with the option 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 2021-2022.

To apply, submit a one-page description/proposal for a new course. Please indicate the course’s general outline, the students for whom it would be most appropriate (undergrad, MAPH/MAPSS, graduate), and the gap it fills in current offerings.

Postdoctoral fellows are not eligible for these grants at this time.

Email proposals to CSGS Associate Director Gina Olson at golson@uchicago.edu. Selections will be made in April, 2021. Funds will be made available July 1, 2021 – May 30, 2022

Faculty Projects and Faculty-Led Events for 2021-22 

Deadline: Sunday, March 28, 2021 at 5 p.m.

In 2021-22, 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. Based on the budget submitted, projects are eligible for funds up to $5,000 to cover programming and project costs for the year. 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 involved; relevant dates (estimated or confirmed, please note which); possible partners or co-sponsors; and a proposed venue. Please include a contingency for running your events virtually if in-person events are not possible due to COVID19. 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. We expect to approve three projects this year.

    Please note: If you ran a faculty project in 2019-2020 or 2020-21 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 involved; proposed dates (estimated or confirmed, please note which); possible partners or co-sponsors; and a proposed venue. Please include a contingency for running your event virtually if in-person events are not possible due to COVID-19. 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. Proposals may be submitted for any quarter in 2021-22.

Email proposals to CSGS Associate Director Gina Olson at golson@uchicago.edu. Selections will be made in April 2021. Funds will be made available July 1, 2021 – May 30, 2022.

Research Grants for Junior Faculty at UChicago

Deadline: Sunday, March 28, 2021 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 $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. 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. 

Email proposals to CSGS Associate Director Gina Olson at golson@uchicago.edu. Selections will be made in April 2021. Funds will be made available July 1, 2021 – May 30, 2022.