Support for Undergraduate Students

As part of its commitment to academic excellence, CSW encourages the development of scholarly and professional skills among UCLA undergraduate students interested in research related to women, gender, and sexuality. CSW also employs undergraduate students who gain valuable experience and training that enhance their professional careers. Students have learned how to prepare for a conference, develop a website, conduct basic research, write a blog post, use subject-specific databases, and succeed in a university workplace.


  • The Constance Coiner Undergraduate Prize honors the life and continues the work of Constance Coiner, Ph.D., who died along with her daughter, Ana Duarte-Coiner, on TWA Flight 800, in June of 1996. Applications are welcome from upper-division students (with a GPA of 3.0 or higher) who demonstrate an early interest in working-class and feminist issues as well as activist practice for social change.
  • The Elizabeth Blackwell, MD, Undergraduate Award, made possible through the generosity of Jean Stone, recognizes a publishable research report, thesis, or published article by a UCLA undergraduate student relating to women, health, or women in health-related sciences. (Examples include medicine, biological and other sciences, public health, sociology of medicine, history of science, or health policy.)
  • The Renaissance Award, made possible through the generous donation of Myrna Hant, PhD, rewards the rebirth of academic aspirations among women whose college careers were interrupted or delayed by family and/or career obligations and encourages achievement in the pursuit of a bachelor’s degree at UCLA. The student must be a UCLA undergraduate woman who started or returned to college after a period of years.
  • Travel Grants, offered twice a year in spring and fall, enable undergraduate students to present papers at or attend a professional conference related to their research on women, gender, and sexuality.


For questions regarding CSW awards, fellowships, and grants, please contact the Management Services Officer.