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WW Dissertation Fellowship in Women’s Studies

Goes By: WW Dissertation Fellowship in Women’s Studies

Be sure to consult the Fellowship Website for complete eligibility and competition requirements.

About this Fellowship

Provides funding for dissertation work that encourages original and significant research about women, gender, women’s studies or feminist/gender/LGBTQ theory that crosses disciplinary, regional, or cultural boundaries.

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.

Deadlines are typically in October, but be sure to check the competition website for the current cycle’s deadline

Award Value

$5,000 to be used for expenses connected with completing their dissertations, such as research-related travel, data work/collection, and supplies.

Eligibility Requirements

Requirements Details
Year(s) of Application Doctoral

Minimum Grade Point Average



No Requirements
Campus Nomination Required No

Last updated: July 19, 2022

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