Funding Opportunities

MA students in Gender and Women’s Studies receive 2 years of guaranteed funding support through Teaching Assistantships (salary at the 50% level, tuition remission, and health benefits). Accepted PhD students in Gender & Women’s Studies will be offered 5 years of guaranteed funding (salary at the 50% level, tuition remission, and health benefits). These funding guarantees refer to the 9-month academic year. The Department will do its best to provide support in the summer.

The funding for PhD students may come in a combination of internal fellowships (e.g., University Fellowship, Graduate Research Scholars Fellowship), Teaching Assistantships, Project Assistantships, Research Assistantships, and external fellowships for which you apply (e.g., National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, AAUW Dissertation Fellowships, and Mellon Fellowships).

Graduate Student Professional Development Funds

MA and PhD students in the Department of Gender and Women’s Studies can apply to the GWS Graduate Committee using this form for funds to cover travel and other expenses related to conference participation or research. We encourage PhD students to apply well ahead of their conference or research related travel and no later than one month before the funds are to be used.

Research and Service Awards for MA Students

For the 2022-2023 academic year, the Department is offering a research award for 1st year MA students to support summer/fall thesis research and a service award for 2nd year MA students to recognize their contributions to the Department, the campus, and the community. Find more information about these awards and application instructions here.

Research Awards for PhD Students from the Center for Research on Gender and Women