Gender and Race Research Award

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This award is for research support for undergraduate and graduate students to pursue projects on the intersection of gender and race.

The Award

In 1996, a group of African-American alumnae who serve on the Council on Women’s Studies, which is the advisory board to the campus program, created a fund to support and encourage student scholarship on gender and race. Awards of up to $1,000 will be given to undergraduate and graduate students whose projects promote scholarly exploration and research on topics of gender and race. The award may be used for travel, living expenses, direct costs incurred in collecting and analyzing information, costs for copying documents, conference registration fees, or as a means of recognizing outstanding research work. Winners will be asked to report on the use of these funds and their work. Undergraduate and graduate student projects will be evaluated separately.

Student Initiated Projects:

Students, graduate or undergraduate, who have a well-defined research project that they wish to pursue on their own or outstanding research they wish to be recognized are encouraged to apply for a grant. Applicants should include the name of a faculty member who can be contacted as a reference.

Application Procedure

  • a proposal of 2-3 pages addressed to the Gender and Race Research Award Committee;
  • a current curriculum vitae; and
  • copy of current transcript.

The proposal should describe the overall project, the status of the work already in progress or the specific resource materials to be studied, the reasons for undertaking this specific topic, and an estimated budget for the research project if applicable.

Deadline & Submissions

Click here to apply on-line

Applications are due March 31st.

A faculty committee will select the awardees. Applicants will be notified by email by May.

For information or questions about the Gender and Race Research Award, please contact Julie Wynmor at