The Affiliated Scholar Program invites individuals who have demonstrated excellence in feminist scholarship in any field to pursue gender-related research projects in association with the USC Center for Feminist Research. Although there is no stipend, Affiliated Scholars have official university appointments in the Dornsife College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences and are provided with various resources. Scholars are expected to be in residence in Los Angeles during the period of their award.

PLEASE NOTE: This program is geared toward senior scholars who hold an appointment comparable to that of USC faculty, or are distinguished professionals in the field, and are visiting USC for a definite short-term period (no more than one year).

Privileges and benefits include:

  • The designation “Affiliated Scholar, USC Center for Feminist Research”
  • USC Faculty library privileges for the duration of the residence at USC
  • Use of CFR stationery
  • The opportunity to take part in the activities sponsored by CFR
  • Computer access and an e-mail address

Applications for should include a CV and a brief research proposal (not to exceed three pages) which outlines the specific objectives, methodology, and proposed end product. There is no special application form. The proposal should emphasize the relationship of the project to resources available at USC and in Los Angeles, and should state the preferred dates of residence. Scholars are appointed either for a semester or an academic year, subject to renewal.

Applications should be sent to: