Events & Campaigns

2014 Annual Conference - Women and Economic Security: Changing Policy and Practice

Save the Date! May 14-16, 2014

A joint conference presented by National Council for Research on Women and The Center for the Education of Women, University of Michigan. More information

Apply for the Mariam K. Chamberlain Dissertation Award

Through a generous $100,000 matching grant from the Ford Foundation, the Council has established the Mariam K. Chamberlain Dissertation Award to honor and extend Mariam’s vision. The Award will create an opportunity for a first-generation college graduate, including immigrant students, to continue working on a dissertation under the close supervision of a senior dissertation advisor over an academic year. More information

Annual Fire Starter Awards Dinner

Save the date!  Monday, March 3, 2014 from
5:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m. at 583 Park Avenue  
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Support the Mariam K. Chamberlain Dissertation Award

Support the Mariam K. Chamberlain Dissertation Award and keep her vision alive for future generations. Your donation will be MATCHED and your impact doubled.  Donate Now  More Information

Rotating Art Display at NCRW

We are thrilled to announce that our NCRW office now has a rotating art display featuring works by SOHO20 artists. The first artist featured is Carla Hernandez. Thank you for sharing your work with us!


In late 2013, the Council completed its strategic planning process. In preparation for the full rollout of the new plan this winter, we have been busy developing new projects and programming.

NCRW Announces Expanded Network



The Council has launched an expanded network, connecting research, policy and practice to end gender inequity. We invite individuals and institutions from all sectors to join. Membership is free.  More information  


Program Updates

New Literature Review: Unconscious Bias

The field of unconscious bias embodies over 30 years of research from various academic disciplines. On this page, the Council presents a small annotated collection of literature on unconscious bias based on gender.

New Report: Money in Politics with a Gender Lens

A project by the National Council for Research on Women, in collaboration with the Center for American Women and Politics at Rutgers University’s Eagleton Institute of Politics, and the Center for Responsive Politics, the report explores the effects of the Citizens United decision by looking specifically at how women fared as candidates and acted as donors in elections held after the U.S. Supreme Court decision in 2010. This report was supported by the Piper Fund, a Proteus Initiative.

New Gender Stat Series

The Council is proud to announce the launch of Gender Stat, a tool that collects statistics on gender equity, annually and by topic. This first installment, Politics 2013, highlights data on women's political leadership in 2013, along with a few recent papers that explore barriers to women's greater political participation. It includes several comparisons of regional and global metrics. 

Gender Lens on Poverty

Our newest primer, Gender Lens on Poverty, offers a composite snapshot of extreme to near poverty in the U.S. today, and the special challenges it poses to women.