IGSR Scholars-in-Residence Program

IGSR Scholars-in-Residence Program (full academic year)


Among its programs and activities, the IGSR has a Scholars-in-Residence Program. Under the auspices of this Program, each year the IGSR hosts a new group of approximately ten competitively selected scholars from the U.S. and abroad for a period of one academic year. (For periods of one month to one semester, see the IGSR's Affiliated Scholars Program).

The IGSR Scholars-in-Residence Program is open to scholars who meet UC Berkeley's visiting scholar definition, from any country, whose work is centrally on gender and women. Applicants must have received their Ph.D. at least five years prior to the projected start of their residency at IGSR, or have previously held a tenure-track professorial appointment, including assistant professor, associate professor, or professor  For fields in which a Ph.D. is not required for senior-level scholarship, please include a short explanation in your application cover letter describing your qualifications to conduct doctoral level research.

The IGSR provides its Scholars-in-Residence with the following: visiting scholar status at University of California, Berkeley; access to University of California, Berkeley libraries and library privileges; a library orientation session customized for the purposes of the Scholar-in-Residence's research; the possibility of University of California, Berkeley student research assistants; shared office space; shared computer and internet access; a IGSR Scholars Writing/Reading Group which meets monthly; and a forum for IGSR Scholars-in-Residence to present their scholarly or creative work to the Berkeley campus community and the public.  

Scholars are expected to be in residence from September 1, 2024 to May 16, 2025, but are also welcome to remain in residence throughout the summer of 2025 if they wish. From September 1, 2024 to May 16, 2025, scholars are expected to attend the IGSR Scholars Writing/Reading Group meetings and other IGSR events. The IGSR is non-stipendiary, and thus Scholars-in-Residence provide their own financial support during the residency. There are fees associated with being a IGSR Scholar-in-Residence. (see below)  Late payments are not possible. Please plan accordingly.

IGSR Scholars-in-Residence Program Application (for 2024-2025 Academic year)

The materials listed below must be received by March 15, 2024. Please submit all materials in English. Unfortunately, late or incomplete applications can not be considered.
Send all materials by email attachment to IGSR@berkeley.edu

  1. Application Form (PDF) (complete the top half on the form itself, and answer the remaining questions on a separate piece of paper)
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Abstract of Research or Creative Project (proposed for the IGSR appointment period). The maximum length should be 200 words or less. If your application is accepted, this abstract will be posted on the IGSR website. 
  4. Description of Research or Creative Project (proposed for the IGSR appointment period). The maximum length should be 1,500 words. The entire document should be double-spaced, in 12 point typeface, with one inch margins. 
  5. Supporting materials. Scholars in the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences should submit digital copies of a written work (such as an article, book chapter, or draft thereof) not to exceed 30 pages. Artists should submit photos of artwork; film-makers, copies of films; musicians, a copy of their creative work; and creative writers, a text (fiction, non-fiction, play or part thereof) not to exceed 30 pages. Journalists should submit articles not to exceed 30 pages.
  6. Two letters of recommendation from faculty or professionals in your field. 
  7. Before applying, please review the visiting scholar program fees.
  8. IGSR Fee Waiver Request (optional).

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