On behalf of the Department of Gender and Women’s Studies, the Center for Research on Gender & Women (CRGW) administers 4 scholarships with a November 1, 2019 deadline. Information about each one is listed below. For further information, please contact Elizabeth Morris, the CRGW administrator.
Deborah A. Hobbins Graduate Student Award in Reproductive Health, Rights, and Justice
This award supports a UW-Madison graduate or professional student who is working in research and/or advocacy pertaining to reproductive health, rights, and justice. The intended purposes of this award are twofold: first, to support the scholarly and career trajectories of future professionals in this topic area; second, to advance the reproductive health, rights, and justice of residents of Wisconsin and beyond.
This award is named in honor of Deborah A. Hobbins, a former UW-Madison Foundation employee and longtime Madison-area supporter of abortion, contraception, and other reproductive health services. The award has been generously donated by Deborah’s friend and colleague, Jeanne Bissell.
Please see this link for more information and how to apply. Maximum award amount: $5,000.
Hyde Dissertation Research Award for Graduate Students
This award supports a UW-Madison social science dissertation research on gender or women’s studies related work. The Hyde Dissertation Research Award is supported through the generosity of Janet Hyde, who is a Professor of Psychology and Gender & Women’s Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Professor Hyde has made this award possible through royalties from her book Half the Human Experience: The Psychology of Women. Please see this link for more information and how to apply. Maximum award amount: $1,000.
Mary Washburn Willets Award for Excellence in the Social Sciences
This award recognizes an outstanding UW-Madison Ph.D. student in the social sciences working in the area of gender and women’s studies. It is named in honor of Mary Washburn Willets (1629-1713), who was a prominent Quaker Minister in Long Island. She gave public testimony, held meetings in her house, and remained faithful to her beliefs despite public and private persecution. Please see this link for more information and how to apply. Maximum award amount: $400.
The Worcester/Whatley/Leavitt Award
The Worcester/Whatley/Leavitt Award is given to a UW-Madison graduate student, with preference to graduate students in the Gender and Women’s Studies Department. The award is for work in gender and health or health activism; it may involve research, teaching, or outreach.
Please see this link for more information and how to apply. Maximum award amount: $1,000.