The Clayman Institute’s Stanford Faculty Research Fellowship program nurtures academic and social innovation through interdisciplinary gender studies. The fellowship program brings together an intellectually diverse group of Stanford scholars to provide new insights into the barriers to women’s advancement and to propose novel and workable solutions to advancing gender equality.

Number of fellowships: Up to 12 awards are awarded each academic year.


  • fellowship applications from scholars in all disciplines are welcome
  • humanities, social sciences, science and engineering, business, law, and medicine
  • Possible faculty fellow research topics of particular interest to the Clayman Institute include (but are not limited to):
  • The gender division of household labor
  • Families & women’s careers: the 2nd shift, opting out, on-ramping, and flexible schedules
  • Representations of women in culture and history
  • Gender stereotyping & bias in the workplace
  • Gendered meanings and practices at work and home
  • Women’s experiences in male-dominated fields, such as science and engineering
  • Gendered innovations in knowledge: bringing gender analysis into the practice of science
  • Gender and culture in history or literature
  • Advancing women’s progress in the professions of business, medicine, and law
  • Historical and cross-national comparisons of women’s educational and occupational progress
  • Effects of legal mandates (such a Title IX and FMLA) on women’s careers
  • National policies, organizational polices, and work-family balance: what works?
  • Men’s involvement in gender equality movements
  • Gender, leadership, and entrepreneurship


  • Applications to be submitted online and should include the following two items:
  • CV (max 2 pages)
  • Research Proposal (max. 1,000 words) stating the purpose to which applicant plan to apply the funds

Note: only current Stanford faculty is eligible. We do not offer faculty fellowships for non-Stanford faculty.

Application Opens October 1, 2021

Closes March 1, 2022

Quick Overview————-
Organization Stanford University
Fellowship Level Research fellowships
Country USA
Subject areas

Humanities, Social Sciences, Science And Engineering, Business, Law, Medicine

Fellowship amount Varies
Eligibility Open to all nationalities
Deadline March 1, 2022


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