The Center for Women welcomes applications for the Faculty Fellowship, which supports projects that concern women, gender, and/or sexuality. The fellowship supports research, service projects, creative work, and/or professional development related to social justice and/ or gender equity. We welcome proposals from all departments and programs. Please note that all faculty members—adjunct, tenured, tenure-track—are welcome to apply.
A $4,000 stipend will be awarded to the fellow to support work on the project.
Applications will be evaluated using the following criteria:
- the degree to which the project is focused on gender, women, and/or sexuality;
- the originality and significance of the proposal;
- the applicant’s familiarity with and use of appropriate methodologies;
- the clarity of the project’s objectives and plan of action;
- the overall academic strengths of the applicant and their potential for completing the project,
- the reasonableness of the project timeline, including IRB approval where applicable,
- and the support of the faculty sponsor.
The grants committee will give preference to applicants who have not before received support from the LDCW; similarly, the committee will take into consideration the applicant’s support from other university grant programs.
Please note: The fellow must credit the Luann Dummer Center for Women in all research papers, publications, or other outcomes of the research. The fellow must submit a formal report and present their work to the Luann Dummer Center for Women community with a live presentation, filmed talk, detailed infographic/poster, social media campaign, or a written reflection for our magazine Many Voices.
The entire application, including cover sheet, proposal, and transcript (in that order), must be submitted as one PDF to firstname.lastname@example.org, no later than 5:00 pm on Friday, March 15, 2024. Members of the center’s Advisory Board will then review applications and notify applicants of their decision. Applications must include:
1. A cover sheet with the following information:
- name, major, ID number, mailing address, phone number, and e-mail address;
- the project’s title and an abstract (fewer than 100 words);
- the faculty sponsor's name, department, and e-mail address.
2. A detailed proposal, single-spaced, no more than three pages, which includes:
- a discussion of the project’s goals and significance;
- an overview of relevant scholarship/literature, including citations;
- a description of the project’s activities and methods;
- a detailed timetable for the project with weekly objectives and activities;
- a detailed budget;
- a description of the applicant’s relevant background and/or preparation for this project;
- and a discussion of how the project fits into your professional development.
3. A letter of support from a supervisor or colleague familiar with the project and/or the applicant’s professional goals.