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Women’s and Gender Studies Program

Fall 2021 Women’s and Gender Studies Awards

The Women’s and Gender Studies Program is offering several awards for the Fall 2021 semester including:

Arney Robinson Childs Student Award for undergraduate students

Each year our faculty nominate one undergraduate 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. Stephanie Mitchem at MITCHESY@sc.edu.

Nominations deadline: October 15.

 

Harriott Hampton Faucette Award for graduate students

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 Women's and Gender Studies Awards Day. Please be aware that receipt of this money may affect your financial aid.

Learn more about the application process on the WGST Fellowships and Awards page.

Fall application deadline: October 15

 

Emily Thompson Award in Women’s and Gender Studies for graduate students

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 2019 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 the Women's and Gender Studies Awards Day. Please be aware that receipt of this money may have an impact on your financial aid.

Learn more about the application process on the WGST Fellowships and Awards page.

Application Deadline: November 15

 

Josephine Abney Faculty Fellowship

The Josephine Abney Faculty Fellowship is designed to encourage cutting edge research that is solidly grounded in women's and gender studies perspectives. Proposals are invited which are consistent with the research mission of Women's and Gender Studies to reconceptualize knowledge, create new knowledge, and/or reinterpret existing knowledge about women and other underrepresented groups and their experiences through the lens of gender and the prism of diversity. The research should be interdisciplinary in nature or have interdisciplinary implications and should reflect a commitment to improving the status of women and other underrepresented groups.

Eligibility: This fellowship is open to any full-time, permanent faculty or professional staff member within the U.S.C. system. Selections are made by a Women's and Gender Studies committee.

Award Amount: The $5,000 award may be used for research expenses or for summer salary. Funds must be spent by the end of the fiscal year following receipt of award, and must follow university policy. The recipient is expected to deliver an oral presentation of the results at a Women's and Gender Studies forum in the year following the award. Any publications that result from this work should contain an acknowledgment such as "This work is partially supported by the Josephine Abney Faculty Fellowship for Research in Women's and Gender Studies at the University of South Carolina."

Learn more about the application process on the WGST Fellowships and Awards page.

Application Deadline: October 15


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