Forms

Visiting Scholar Application

Dissertation Scholar Application

Recommendation Form


Application Fee

Please note that all applicants are required to submit a non-refundable application fee of $50 with their materials. Application fees must be mailed to the below address, payable by check or money order to the Women's Studies Research Center. Your submission will be complete only when your application fee has been received and processed.

Mailing Address

Work samples sent by mail, and application fees, should be addressed to:

Aina Lagor
Scholars Program Coordinator
Women's Studies Research Center
MS 079, Brandeis University
415 South Street
Waltham, MA 02453

If you would like your materials returned, please include a self-addressed stamped envelope. Materials will be returned following the notification of applicants regarding admissions decisions.

Inquiries

Inquiries regarding the application process may be directed to Aina Lagor, Scholars Program Coordinator

Apply

There are two scholar affiliations for which you can apply: Visiting Scholar and Dissertation Scholar.

Application materials for both application types include:

  • Application form
  • Three letters of recommendation (submitted through our website). All referees must be professionals from the field in which you are applying and only one referee may be a WSRC Scholar.
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Representative sample of the candidate's work
  • Statement of proposed goals for the next year, including work on a project that focuses on women's lives or gender issues.
  • $50 non-refundable application fee, payable to the Women's Studies Research Center

All applications are reviewed and evaluated by the admissions committee, which includes scholars and Brandeis faculty members, and are presented to the director for discussion and final approval.

 

Visiting Scholars

Visiting scholars are affiliated with the program for two years. They must "renew" themselves at the end of the first year. At the end of the second year, they are eligible to apply for Resident Scholar status, which allows affiliation with the program for as long as they choose, so long as they are engaged in research on women and/or gender.

Application deadline: All application components, including letters of recommendation, must be received by February 1st.

 

Dissertation Scholars

This affiliation is appropriate for scholars who are in the final stages of completing their dissertation. This is a one-year maximum affiliation with no opportunity to renew.

Application deadline: All application components, including letters of recommendation, must be received by June 1st.

 

Brandeis University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or status as a veteran in its programs and activities.  The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies:

Special Assistant to the President for Equal Opportunity
Stoneman 143
781-736-3015