Five College Women's Studies Research Center

Applying to the Center

The Five College Women's Studies Research Center announces a call for applications for Research Associates in 2016-2017 (DEADLINE February 15, 2016):

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 20 years ago. Scholars come to the Center from around the world, seeking a supportive environment to carry out their research. Given an office with access to extensive consortium resources, associates gather regularly to discuss their research with each other and interested local faculty in a variety of settings.

Applicants should complete our 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 research and teaching in women and gender 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.

Travel, housing and living expenses are the responsibility of the associate 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 the Center at or 413-538-2275. Applicants may also contact Darcy Buerkle, Center Director, at