Luann Dummer Center for Women offers undergraduate, graduate research fellowships

The Luann Dummer Center for Women is offering an undergraduate and a graduate fellowship to students who will conduct research on topics related to girls or women.

The undergraduate fellowship award has been offered since the 1996-1997 academic year. Proposals are accepted from students in all academic disciplines who will be juniors or seniors during the year of the fellowship. Students must be enrolled at UST during most or all of this time. The grant recipient can complete his or her research during the 2009-10 academic year, or during the summer of 2009.

Students who apply must secure a faculty sponsor; present research questions and goals, along with a timetable; demonstrate knowledge of current literature and research methods; and indicate how the proposed research fits into the student’s development as a research scholar.

The graduate fellowship award has been offered since the 1999-2000 academic year. Full-time and part-time students in all graduate programs are invited to apply for the 2009-2010 academic year. Students must be enrolled at UST during most or all of this time period. This research may be conducted as part of a course, a thesis or a dissertation, or it may be conducted as a credit or noncredit independent study. Whatever the format, the student must have a faculty sponsor to guide the project and support the application.

The research fellow agrees to credit the Luann Dummer Center for Women as co-sponsor and funder in all research outcomes. The fellow also agrees to submit a formal research report and to present the work at an event in the Luann Dummer Center for Women during spring semester 2010. A $4,000 stipend will be awarded to the student to support work on the project, and a $1,500 stipend will be provided to the faculty sponsor.

Four copies of the application materials must be received in the Luann Dummer Center for Women, Room 103, O’Shaughnessy Educational Center, no later than Friday, April 17; drop them off at the center or mail them to the LDCW Advisory Board at Mail #4075. (See "Grant Opportunities" on the center’s Web site for materials needed for application.)

Questions? Contact Dr. Corrine L. Carvalho, director, Luann Dummer Center for Women , (651) 962-6118.