Staff Fellowship 

The Center for Women welcomes applications for the Staff 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 encourage proposals from all departments and programs, and staff members of all gender identities are welcome to apply. A stipend of up to $4,000 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, relevance,and/or significance of the proposal; 
  • 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;
  • and the reasonableness of the project timeline.

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.  

To Apply: 

The entire application, including cover sheet, proposal, and transcript (in that order), must be submitted as one PDF to centerforwomen@stthomas.eduno 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.  

  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). 

  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.