Applying to the Center

                 Five College Women's Studies Research Center                  
Call for Applications for Research Associates


Located in a geographic area with one of the largest concentrations of scholars dedicated to feminist scholarship and teaching in the world, the Five College Women’s Studies Research Center encourages engaged, critical feminist scholarship from diverse perspectives. To support this work, the Center established its Associates Program more than 25 years ago. Scholars come to the Center from around the world, seeking a supportive environment to carry out their research. Provided with office space and access to extensive consortium resources, Associates gather regularly to discuss their research with each other and local faculty in a variety of settings.

Applicants should complete an online application that includes a project proposal (up to three pages in length), curriculum vitae and contact information for two professional references. Project proposals should include 1) a statement about the contribution to and significance of the project or dissertation for women, gender, and sexuality studies, 2) a detailed description of the project or dissertation and timeline, and 3) how a stay in the Five Colleges will advance the project or dissertation.

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In order to apply, you will be required to create an Interfolio account where you can fill out the online application and upload the necessary documents.

Travel, housing and living expenses are the responsibility of Associates in this unpaid residency. It is important that Associates remain in residence for the duration; beyond this requirement for the facilitation of community, Associates define the scope of their research program for the semester or year. The Center’s Director will help identify conversation partners and resources as requested.

For further information, contact Bea Cusin, Program Coordinator at or 413-538-2275.