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Women’s and Gender Studies Program


Fellowships and Awards

We work hard to recognize our students' work through fellowships and awards. 

Undergraduate Fellowships and Awards

Arney Robinson Childs Student Award

Each year our faculty nominate one student for a $250 award in honor of Dr. Arney Robinson Childs, a lifelong educator and trailblazer for women. Students who are eligible for this award should: 

  • Be a senior 
  • Have a record of extraordinary achievement and contributions to Women's and Gender Studies classes
  • Exemplary commitment to women's issues on campus or in the community 

Faculty should send the name of the student they're nominating and a hard copy and an electronic copy (put "Childs Award" in the subject line) of a detailed letter of nomination to Dr. Danny Jenkins. Nominations deadline: October 13, 2017.

 

Graduate Fellowships and Awards

Harriott Hampton Faucette

The Harriott Hampton Faucette Award is designed to assist Women’s and Gender Studies Graduate Certificate students with research and professional development. Proposals should be consistent with the research mission of Women’s and Gender Studies to reconceptualize knowledge, create new knowledge, and/or reinterpret existing knowledge through the lens of gender and the prism of diversity.

Eligibility: This award is open to all Women’s and Gender Studies Graduate Certificate students and students currently enrolled in Women’s and Gender Studies Graduate Certificate courses.

Award amount: Maximum of $500. Award is for research/professional development expenses (travel expenses, books, supplies, equipment). Awardees will be recognized at Graduate Student Awards Day in April 2017. Please be aware that receipt of this money may affect your financial aid.

Application Process: The application consists of the following:

  • A cover page that includes the project title, your name, email address, postal address, and telephone number
  • A two-page proposal that addresses the aim and purpose of the research, the methodology and the significance of the research to the research mission of Women’s and Gender Studies
  • An itemized budget of expenses to be covered by the award
  • A one-page curriculum vita/resume.

Submit a hardcopy and an electronic copy (put “Faucette Award” in the subject line) of the entire application to:

Anna Sykes, Program Coordinator Women’s and Gender Studies Program University of South Carolina Jones Physical Science Center, Suite 109 Columbia, SC 29208
E-mail Address: esykes@mailbox.sc.edu 

Fall application deadline: October 13, 2017.  

Emily Thompson Student Award

The Emily Thompson Award in Women’s and Gender Studies is
designed to recognize the best graduate student research paper or project
focusing on some aspect of women’s health.


Eligibility: The award is open to any research papers or projects
completed in 2017 produced by graduate students who are enrolled at USC at the time of application and receipt of the award.


Award amount: $250. The awardee will be recognized at WGST
Graduate Research Day in April 2018. Please be aware that receipt of
this money may have an impact on your financial aid.


Application Process: The application consists of the following:

  • A cover page that includes the project title, your
    name, email address, postal address and telephone number
  • A cover letter that addresses the aim and purpose of the
    research, the methodology and the significance of the research to the research mission of Women’s and Gender Studies
  •  A one-page curriculum vita/resume
  • The completed research paper or project – page limit 25 pages.

Submit a hardcopy and an electronic copy (put “Emily Thompson Award” in
subject line) of the above materials to:
Anna Sykes, Program Coordinator
Women’s and Gender Studies Program
University of South Carolina
Jones Physical Science Center, Suite 109
Columbia, SC 29208
E-mail Address: esykes@mailbox.sc.edu


Application Deadline: by 5:00 PM on November 15, 2017

Dr. Mary Baskin Waters Doctoral Student Enhancement Award in Social Work and Women's Studies & Gender Studies

University of South Carolina College of Social Work seeks doctoral students who plan to seek a certificate in Women’s and Gender Studies at USC. Each year, an eligible doctoral student is selected to receive the Dr. Mary Baskin Waters Doctoral Student Enhancement Award in Social Work and Women’s Studies & Gender Studies.

Eligibility:

  • Be enrolled as a student in the social work doctoral program
  • Enrolled in or planning to enroll in the USC certificate program in women’s and gender studies
  • Making satisfactory academic progress.

Award Amount: $1,000 per academic semester

Application Process: After admission to the doctoral program, submit a letter explaining your interest in the award, attach a current resume, and submit to:

Director, Doctoral Program College of Social Work University of South Carolina
Columbia SC 29208

Electronic submissions are acceptable and may be submitted to Arlene.andrews@sc.edu. Award recommendations will be made by the College of Social Work Fellowship Committee to the Dean of the College and the Director of the USC Women’s and Gender Studies Program.

Women's and Gender Studies Teaching Award

This award was established to recognize outstanding teaching in undergraduate and graduate courses of the Women's and Gender Studies Program.

Eligibility: Nominees must have:

  • taught at least one undergraduate or graduate WGST (or WGST cross-listed) course within one semester of the time of nomination
  • demonstrated a history of effective and sustained integration of race, class, gender, and sexuality issues into course materials and requirements
  • shown evidence of providing guidance and inspiration to undergraduate and graduate students beyond the classroom
  • shown evidence of positive student and peer response through student and peer evaluations.

Award Amount: A $1,000 award will be presented to a faculty member, staff member, or adjunct faculty and a $250 one-time scholarship award will be presented to a graduate student.

Application Process: Nominations (which may be self-nominations) will be sought from students and faculty members on all USC campuses offering WGST courses. Nominees will be asked to provide copies of student evaluations, peer evaluations, and course syllabi. The Women's and Gender Studies Undergraduate and Graduate Committees will serve as the Selection Committee. A hard copy and an electronic copy (put "Teaching Award" in the subject line) of the nomination letter outlining the reasons the nominee is deserving of the award should be sent to:

Dr. Ed Madden, Director, Women's and Gender Studies Program
Jones Physical Science Center, Suite 109
712 Main Street, Columbia, SC, 29208.

Application Deadline: January 31, 2017.