Center for Engaged Scholarship Dissertation Fellowships

Application Deadline:  December 15, 2016

The Center for Engaged Scholarship’s dissertation fellowships are intended to support graduate students whose research advances progressive values. Applications are accepted from Ph.D. students in the social sciences who have already completed all departmental and institutional requirements for the Ph.D. degree, including approval of the dissertation proposal. The only requirements not completed must be the writing and, where required, the defense of the dissertation.

The competition is limited to the social sciences:  anthropology, economics, geography, history, political science, social psychology, and sociology. Work inspired by these disciplines carried out in interdisciplinary programs such as ethnic studies, women’s studies, or American studies is also accepted.

The competition is open to all Ph.D students who meet the fellowship qualifications if they are enrolled in a U.S. Ph.D program. This includes foreign nationals and undocumented individuals. Successful applicants will be notified in April 2017 and will receive a stipend of $25,000.

For complete information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.

Re:Gender Mariam K. Chamberlain Dissertation Award

Application deadline:   May 27, 2016

Re:Gender, formerly National Council for Research on Women, was established in 1981 by a group of feminist researchers who were looking to connect their similar organizations and promote research by and about women. The Mariam K. Chamberlain Dissertation Award creates 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.

The student must have completed all course work; have a dissertation advisor; and expect to have passed all preliminary examinations (i.e., ABD status) by the time the award begins in August 2016. This award is not restricted to U.S. citizens.

$10,000 will be awarded annually: $8,500 to a graduate student (preference is to award a student who identifies as a woman); and $1,500 to the student’s dissertation advisor for travel expenses related to the award.

The student’s dissertation must be related to Re:Gender’s mission to end gender inequity and its three program focus areas: Identity (social construction of gender, including intersections of race, class, sexual orientation, sexual identity, ability, geography, etc., as well as discrimination based on gender); Economic well-being (issues of economic justice, work fairness and business leadership); and Thriving environments (from personal safety, e.g., sexual assault, to community and global concerns, e.g., climate change and civic leadership).

For complete information about this opportunity, see: http://regender.org/MKCAwardInfo

National Women’s Studies Association (NWSA) Graduate Scholarship

Application deadline:   May 15, 2016

Established in 1977, the National Women’s Studies Association has as one of its primary objectives promoting and supporting the production and dissemination of knowledge about women and gender through teaching, learning, research and service in academic and other settings.

NWSA will award $1,000 to a student who, in the fall of the year of the award, will be engaged in the research or writing stages of a Master’s thesis or Ph.D. dissertation in the interdisciplinary field of women’s studies. The research project must enhance the NWSA mission. Applicants must be a member of NWSA at the time of application.

For complete information about this opportunity, see: http://www.nwsa.org/content.asp?contentid=16

Coordinating Council for Women in History Funding

Application deadline:   May 15, 2016

The Coordinating Council for Women in History (CCWH) seeks to broaden both the organization of women historians and the study of women’s history to represent as fully as possible the diversity of women in the United States and internationally.


Ida B. Wells Graduate Student Fellowship

The CCWH Ida B. Wells Graduate Student Fellowship is an annual award of $1000 given to a graduate student working on a historical dissertation that interrogates race and gender, not necessarily in a history department. The award is intended to support either a crucial stage of research or the final year of writing.

The applicant must be a CCWH member; must be a graduate student in any department of a U.S. institution; must have passed to A.B.D. status by the time of application; may hold this award and others simultaneously; and need not attend the award ceremony to receive the award.

For complete information about this opportunity, see: http://theccwh.org/ccwh-awards/wells-graduate-student-fellowship/


Catherine Prelinger Award

The CCWH Catherine Prelinger Award is a scholarship of $20,000 which will be awarded to a scholar of excellence. This award, named for Catherine Prelinger, a former CCWH president and nontraditional scholar, is intended to enhance the work of a contemporary scholar whose academic path has not followed the traditional path of uninterrupted study, moving from completed secondary, to undergraduate, then graduate degrees, followed by a tenure-track faculty position.

Eligible applicants must be members of CCWH and must hold either A.B.D. status or the Ph.D. at the time of application. They shall be actively engaged in scholarship that is historical in nature, although the degree may be in related fields. Applicants will show evidence of a nontraditional professional career and describe a project that will further enhance women’s roles in history.

For complete information about this opportunity, see: http://theccwh.org/ccwh-awards/catherine-prelinger-award/

Center for Engaged Scholarship Dissertation Fellowships

Application deadline:   January 31, 2016

The Center for Engaged Scholarship’s dissertation fellowships are intended to support graduate students whose research advances progressive values.

Applications are accepted from Ph.D. students in the social sciences who have already completed all departmental and institutional requirements for the Ph.D. degree, including approval of the dissertation proposal. The only requirement not completed must be the writing and where required, the defense, of the dissertation.

The competition is limited to the social sciences or interdisciplinary programs with a strong social science component. The following areas of study apply: anthropology, economics, geography, history, political science, social psychology, sociology. Work inspired by these disciplines carried out in interdisciplinary programs such as ethnic studies, women’s studies, or American studies is also accepted.

The competition is open to all Ph.D students who meet the fellowship qualifications, as long as they are enrolled in a U.S. Ph.D program. This includes foreign nationals and undocumented individuals.

Successful applicants will be notified by April 18, 2016, and will receive a stipend of $25,000 paid out over a 9 month period.

For complete information about this opportunity, see: http://www.cescholar.org/dissertation-fellowships/

Reed Foundation Ruth Landes Memorial Research Fund

Application deadline:   Ongoing

The Ruth Landes Memorial Research Fund was established in 1991 in honor of Ruth Schlossberg Landes, Ph.D. (1908–1991) for interdisciplinary research and publications on subjects that were of interest to Dr. Landes during her professional and academic career.

Dr. Landes conducted fieldwork among Afro-Brazilians, African-Americans in the United States of America, and American Indians, including the Ojibwa, Potawatomi, and Sioux. She worked in Canada, Brazil, England, Scotland, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland and in the U.S.A. Her research topics included, but were not limited to, aging, gender and sexuality, race and ethnicity, immigrant and minority populations, culture and education, language and identity, and religion.

Eligibility

Grants are available to scholars and other professionally qualified individuals of recognized merit for work toward a doctoral dissertation, for postdoctoral work, or for independent scholarship. Eligibility is limited to United States citizens and permanent legal residents. Grants are awarded on an objective and non-discriminatory basis and without regard to race, gender, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, age or ethnicity.

Awards

Awards range from $10,000 to $60,000 per year, and may be used for research, including field studies, and related expenses, including travel (where appropriate) and living costs over the period covered by the Landes Grant. Senior scholars may request stipends based on their previous year’s salary and professional standing. Applications for multiyear grants will be considered.

Publication subventions are available for work resulting from a Landes Grant. The manuscript must be accepted for publication in order to qualify for consideration. Funds may also be available for the publication or other dissemination of non-print materials, including film, video, and other forms of media generated by research underwritten by a Landes Grant.

There is no application deadline. No grants need be awarded if the applicant pool is not of sufficient quality.

For complete information about this opportunity, including application materials, see:
http://thereedfoundation.org/landes/grants.html

Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Fellowship in Women’s Studies

Application deadline:   October 15, 2015

The Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Fellowship in Women’s Studies encourages original and significant research about women that crosses disciplinary, regional, or cultural boundaries. Previous Fellows have explored such topics as transnational religious education for Muslim women, the complex gender dynamics of transidentity management, women’s electoral success across racial and institutional contexts, women’s sports, militarism and the education of American women, and the relationship between family commitments and women’s work mobility.

The WW Women’s Studies Fellowships support the final year of dissertation writing for Ph.D. candidates in the humanities and social sciences whose work addresses topics of women and gender in interdisciplinary and original ways.

The Fellowship

The Women’s Studies Fellowships are provided to Ph.D. candidates at institutions in the United States who will complete their dissertations during the fellowship year. The most competitive applications include not only a clear, thorough, and compelling description of the candidate’s work, but also evidence of an enduring interest in and commitment to women’s issues and scholarship on women and gender.

The Women’s Studies competition is for projects in the humanities and social sciences; projects in fields such as management, the clinical and biological sciences, and law are not eligible unless they have a demonstrable academic grounding in the humanities and social sciences. Applicants working on health-related issues in the social sciences should consider carefully whether their work demonstrably centers on the topic’s social, cultural, and individual aspects.

The 2016 Fellowship competition will select ten Fellows who will receive $5,000 to be used for expenses connected with completing their dissertations, such as research-related travel, data work/collection, and supplies.

For complete information about this opportunity, including application materials, see:
http://woodrow.org/fellowships/womens-studies/

2015-2016 TA Position in Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies (GWSS)

Application deadline:   August 7, 2015

The Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies is currently seeking applications for a single-quarter 20- hour/week Teaching Assistant (TA) appointment for the 2015-2016 academic year. The course is GWSS 262 (Gender and Sport) in Autumn 2015.

Basic responsibilities include:

  • Attend all lectures
  • Help facilitate discussions
  • Hold regular office hours (at least 2 hrs/wk)
  • Manage and respond to course-related e-mail
  • Manage class Canvas site
  • Proctor exams
  • Score exams
  • Score written assignments
  • Maintain grading records
  • Maintain course attendance records
  • Maintain records on individual students’ assignment completion
  • Review literature
  • Attend instructor/TA meetings
  • Act as liaison/mediator between student and professor

Application Timeline:
Deadline August 7, 2015
Acceptance Date:  3 days of Offer
Notification:  August 17, 2015

Salary and benefits are competitive.  Salary is commensurate with academic standing, qualifications, and experience.  Tuition waiver and benefits are included.

Requirements: 
All graduate students applying to, accepted by, or currently enrolled in the University of Washington are eligible to apply for teaching assistant positions in GWSS. Strong preference is given to graduate students with a background in feminist scholarship and an interdisciplinary background in the humanities and social sciences.

Apply via UW Hires, Req. # 122186

UW Martha H. Duggan Fellowship in Labor Studies

Application deadline:   June 15, 2015

The Martha H. Duggan Fellowship in Labor Studies was created in 2004 to honor the memory of Martha H. Duggan, who died on July 24, 2003. Marty provided essential support to her husband, Robert Duggan, as he pursued his law degree. This fellowship acknowledges that Bob Duggan’s life work would have been impossible without the caring labor of his life partner. Marty and Bob were both staunch supporters of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and associates of the great ILWU leader, Harry Bridges. After Harry’s death in 1990, they became founding supporters of the Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies.

The fellowship shall be awarded to any graduate student who has demonstrated academic merit. Preference for the award shall be given to graduate students committed to researching or serving those who provided caring labor, or who themselves have provided caring labor or assisted partners or other family members in gaining advanced education.

The fellowship may be awarded to a student in any field as long as her or his work has a focus on labor.

The fellowship winner must demonstrate high academic achievement and be enrolled at the UW for the upcoming Autumn Quarter. The fellowship has a value of $10,000 to be applied to tuition costs or provide support for living expenses, books, fees, and other educational expenses. Duggan fellows will consult with the Coordinator of the Bridges Center regarding the allocation of funds. The fellowship must be used within two years of receiving the award and while the student is still active at the University of Washington.

The Duggan fellow will be asked to assist the Bridges Chair in maintaining the focus on caring labor as a visible and ongoing part of the Center’s program. This might involve the identification and invitation of an important speaker in this field, or it may involve developing an activity (such as a conference or workshop) where scholars, practitioners, and/or activists who are concerned with caring labor can meet and exchange ideas. Additional funds may be available from the Bridges Center to be used by the Duggan fellow in these pursuits.

Application Process

Graduate students may apply directly or be nominated by a faculty member.

Application Materials

  1. A brief written statement by the applicant (not exceeding 750 words) explaining her or his commitment to the study or practice of caring labor.
  2. A brief letter of faculty support.
  3. A copy of the student’s transcript.
  4. Include student’s contact information, including email, mailing addresses, and phone number.

Selection of the Duggan Fellowhip recipient will be made by the Standing Committee of the Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies and presented at the Bridges Center’s annual awards celebration.

Send applications to:

Andrew Hedden, Program Coordinator
Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies
University of Washington
Box 353530

Research Assistantship, Fall 2012, Ethnic Minority Female Youth as Info Mediaries

Deadline: Open until filled; Priority given to applicants that apply before 9/2/12.

Note: This position is open to University of Washington graduate students enrolled in the Information School, Computer Science & Engineering, Jackson School, Evans School, Psychology, Social Work, and Women’s Studies.

Autumn Quarter 2012

Location: Information School, Mary Gates Hall
Position Title: Graduate Research Assistant –Info Mediary Pilot Project
9/16/2012 – 12/15/2012. This position is for Autumn quarter 2012 only, it will not be extended.
Deadline to Apply:  This position is open until filled. Priority will be given to applicants that apply before 9/2/12. This position will average 20 hours per week.

Project Description : The University of Washington Information School has an outstanding opportunity for a Graduate Research Assistant to help conduct a pilot study addressing how immigrant and refugee female youth act as Info Mediaries to members of their social networks, especially female elders.  During the Fall Quarter 2012 we will engage 20-24 youth using our Teen Design Day Methodology to understand how (1) they surface the needs of others, communicate/provide information and technical help, and how they manage information; (2) how elders and others engage with youth and benefit from provided assistance; and, (3) how these behaviors can be supported by participatory design.  Working with several community partners, the youth will keep diaries of their Info Mediary behavior. At regular Teen Design Thinking Days located in community centers in South Seattle the teens will work with technology experts from the UW and Microsoft Research to devise ways of facilitating their own behavior as well as future diary keeping, capturing and reporting. At the Teen Design Thinking Days, community members will participate in meeting the teens’ needs for physical activity, competence & achievement, self-definition, creative expression, positive social interaction, structure and clear limits, meaningful participation) in cross-culturally ways, e.g., African dance class, cooking, drumming, beading.  The project will end with a community/family showcase where the teens share their work with their parents, and the project funders, instructors, and parents select a winning design for further development in Stage Two in the Winter. Time permitting we will also engage with the parents of the teen design days participants as well as other community leaders to better understand the community and the context at large. This research based on our past work funded by the federal government and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation that shows 2/3rds of the public seek information on behalf others using public library technology, and that youth–especially those who speak languages other than English at home—have the greatest propensity for involvement.

Position Description: The University of Washington Information School is seeking applicants for a Research Assistant position working directly with immigrant and refugee female youth and their elders.  The successful applicant will assist the investigators (Karen Fisher, iSchool Professor and Phil Fawcett, iSchool PhD student and Microsoft) with carrying out key phases of the study, including organizing Teen Days, recruiting participants, collecting and analyzing qualitative and quantitative data, and writing research reports. The PIs are seeking an applicant who is highly organized, self-motivated, competent with using diverse research methodologies—including social network analysis, enjoys working with community stake holders and has a high aptitude for the areas of design and human information behavior.

Duties include:

  • Conduct and summarize literature reviews to support publications and grant proposals
  • Keep project webpages current and updated during the pilot and subsequent phases of the project
  • Work with the PIs to plan and conduct the Teen Days Collect and analyze field and social network data
  • Assist/support writing of grant proposals, publications, funder reports, project website, etc

Requirements: Significant knowledge of human information behavior, especially among youth, ethnic minorities, immigrants, community Strong organizational, scheduling, and coordination skills and the ability to work across organizational and cultural frameworks. Experience working in a team setting and with community stakeholders. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Excellent search skills. Strong attention to detail. Able to work efficiently and independently in a rapidly changing work environment. Computer-proficient and comfortable using software applications such as MS SharePoint, MS Office and Outlook, Internet Explorer, and social mediaDemonstrated experience using research software such as SPSS, SAS, and Atlas.ti or SQL.

Preferred Qualifications:

This position is open to University of Washington graduate level students enrolled in the Information School, Computer Science & Engineering, Jackson School, Evans School, Psychology, Social Work, and Women’s Studies.

Students will be compensated at the union regulated rate with tuition and benefits. Questions regarding compensation should be directed to Crystal Yost, Assistant HR Manager crystaly@uw.edu.

To apply
1. Please include a cover letter describing your skills and experiences relevant to position, program in which you’re enrolled and level, and future goals.
2.  Attach a current resume that includes your work history, academic accomplishments and names of three references. Please submit all application materials to iSchool Human Resources at iApply@uw.edu with “Graduate RA – LIMtB Pilot Project” in the subject line by Sunday, September 2, 2012.

All candidates will be contacted within two weeks of closing date. This job classification is governed by a negotiated labor contract and is subject to union shop provisions. For more information about union shop provisions, visit: http://www.washington.edu/admin/hr/jobs/apl/union-info.html  The University of Washington is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and covered veterans are encouraged to apply.