CSGS Faculty Research Contest


Center for the Study of Genders and Sexualities

Call for Proposals for CSGS Research Fellows Deadline for Proposals: Friday, November 3rd, 2017 at 5pm.

The Center for the Study of Genders and Sexualities announces an open competition for two CSGS Faculty Research Fellowships for work in the area of genders and sexualities. Although all topics concerning genders and sexualities are welcome, we are especially interested in research that explicitly takes up the study of genders and/or sexualities at the intersections of race, class, ability, nation, belief, or other dimensions. Engaged scholarship that involves collaboration with community-based agencies and/or that yields community-relevant results is also especially welcome, as is scholarship that involves and/or impacts CSU students.

Two awards will be granted. The award includes 3-units of release time. Release time will be taken in Spring 2018. Presentations by the winners of the competition will be expected in Fall 2018 or Spring 2019, and the work will be highlighted on the CSGS website.

All tenured and tenure-track Cal State LA faculty are eligible to apply. However, probationary tenure-track faculty will receive priority as will faculty from disciplines that have not been awarded CSGS research awards in the past.

Proposals will be reviewed by a CSGS Advisory Board subcommittee. Awards will be based on the following criteria:

  1. Quality of the project and the proposal

  2. Alignment with the CSGS mission. [see


  3. Community engagement.

  4. Impact on undergraduate and/or graduate students in the project.

Please submit a proposal that includes the attached cover page, a c.v., and a narrative of no more than two to three pages. Incorporate the following into the narrative:

I. Project Description

II. Project Significance

Relationship of the proposal to the study of genders and sexualities. Contribution to your profession and field.
Likelihood of the project to yield peer-reviewed publication(s). Potential of project to involve or impact relevant communities.

III. Student Impact

How will undergraduate and/or graduate students be impacted by the proposed project?


Application for CSGS Research Fellow


Title of Project:


Name(s) of Faculty Member(s): Department:

Phone Numbers:



Check one:      Probationary       Tenured


Signature of Applicant(s):


Signature of Department Chair:


Signature of Dean


Date: __________


By Friday, November 3rd, 2017 at 5pm please submit a hard copy including signed cover sheet plus an electronic attachment without signatures to:
Dr. Benjamin Bateman, Director, Center for the Study of Genders and Sexualities Mailbox: College of Arts and Letters, MUS 228

Mailcode: 8100-03