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Clayman Institute for Gender Research Postdoctoral Fellowships 2018, Stanford University, USA

Publish Date: Aug 30, 2017

Deadline: Aug 30, 2017

Postdoctoral Research Fellowships - "Beyond the Stalled Revolution: Reinvigorating Gender Equality in the Twenty-first Century."

The Clayman Institute offers a two-year postdoctoral fellowship that focuses on the Institute's current theme, "Beyond the Stalled Revolution: Reinvigorating Gender Equality in the Twenty-first Century." Recent Ph.D.'s in all disciplines of the humanities and social sciences whose research focuses on gender are eligible. We encourage scholars with a strong interest in interdisciplinary methods to apply. While in residence at the Institute, Postdoctoral Scholars are expected to participate in Clayman Institute activities throughout the academic year in addition to pursuing their own research.  Applications are accepted starting October 1, 2017 through January 5, 2018.

Postdoctoral Scholars will participate in our community of Stanford Faculty Research Fellows, Faculty Affiliates, and Graduate Dissertation Fellows through their own research and contributions to our goal of reinvigorating gender equality. Postdoctoral fellow responsibilities will include contributing to the Clayman Gender News service, working with Graduate Dissertation Fellows, participating in our Graduate Voice and Influence Program, and attending our regularly scheduled faculty luncheon discussions.

The Postdoctoral Scholars will play a critical role in our Gender News service, which is the public outreach component of the Clayman Institute and our affiliated scholars. To increase the impact of innovative work on gender equality, the Gender News service publishes articles on gender research for academic and general audiences. Postdoctoral Scholars will write articles for Gender News that include summaries of the latest peer-reviewed gender research, interviews with Stanford Faculty Research Fellows and Faculty Affiliates, and reviews of relevant academic conferences. In addition, our postdoctoral scholars will produce white papers that translate interdisciplinary gender research for a wider audience.

The appointment is for two years. Applicants must have their doctoral degree in hand no later than 30 days prior to the appointment start date, and the start date must be no more than three years after the awarding of their degree. Postdoctoral Scholars will receive a stipend, annual research fund and standard benefits, and are expected to be in residence for the fellowship.  The fellowship begins no later than the start of Autumn quarter in October 2018 and continues through the 2018-19 and 2019-20 academic years.

Application Details

The fellowship application includes four parts: statement of interest; opinion piece; summary of dissertation research; curriculum vitae. You will also be asked to submit two letters of recommendation. The application details are as follows:


1.  STATEMENT OF INTEREST: In 500 words or less, explain your general interest in becoming a postdoctoral fellow at the Clayman Institute and describe how your research interests can shed new light on our thematic focus:
“Beyond the Stalled Revolution: Reinvigorating Gender Equality in the Twenty-first Century.”  In Interfolio, this will be called the "Cover Letter."

2. OPINION PIECE: In 300 words or less, select a gender focused current event and, using research, formulate an opinion piece. Make an argument for the way the general public should think about the event or issue you selected.  The successful candidate will adhere to the maximum 300 word limit.  This piece should be single space paragraphs only.  At the top of your opinion piece list only your initials, university and degree discipline.

3. DISSERTATION RESEARCH SUMMARY: In 1000 words or less, single-spaced and including all notes and bibliography, provide an abstract that summarizes your dissertation.

4. CV: Provide a curriculum vitae of no more than 5 pages.


Two letters of recommendation. Confidential letters of recommendation are submitted via the online application. Please submit only two letters of recommendation.  Only your first two letters submitted will be considered.

Please address any questions regarding the Clayman Institute postdoctoral application process to Wendy Skidmore, Fellowship Manager.  Please note our offices will be closed Tues, 12/20- Tues, 1/3.  

Applications must be submitted through Interfolio and completed by Thursday, January 5th, 9:00 pm Pacific Standard Time.  

No exceptions will be made for late submissions.

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