Luann Dummer Center For Women offers undergraduates, graduate students fellowships for research on topics related to women and girls
The Luann Dummer Center for Women is offering undergraduates and graduate students fellowships for research on topics related to women and girls. One fellowship will be offered to an undergraduate, and one fellowship will be offered to a graduate student.
Undergraduate Fellowship for Research
on topics related to women or girls
The Luann Dummer Center for Women is pleased to offer an annual award to an undergraduate student who will conduct research on topics related to girls or women. Proposals are accepted from students in all academic disciplines who will be juniors or seniors during the year of the fellowship. Students must be enrolled at UST during most or all of this time period. The LDCW Advisory Board. will award one fellowship for 2008-09. This award has been offered since the 1996-97 academic year.
The grant recipient can complete his or her research during the 2008-09 academic year, or during the summer of 2008. Students who apply must secure a faculty sponsor; present research questions and goals, along with a timetable; demonstrate knowledge of current literature and research methods; and indicate how the proposed research fits into the student’s development as a research scholar.
A $4,000 stipend will be awarded to the student to support work on the project, and a $1,500 stipend will be provided to the faculty sponsor. These stipends will be paid through the university's business office using standard procedures.
Applications will be evaluated using the following criteria:
- the degree to which the student is prepared to approach the subject
- the clarity of the objectives and of the process for conducting the research
- the overall academic strength of the applicant and the reasonableness of the timeline
- faculty sponsor support
- originality of the proposal, including its use of alternative methodologies
The research fellow agrees to credit the Luann Dummer Center for Women as co-sponsor and funder in all research papers, publications or other outcomes of the research. The fellow also agrees to submit a formal research report and to present the work at a celebration of grant recipients in the Luann Dummer Center for Women during spring semester 2009.
Submit four copies of the following by Wednesday, April 16, to the Luann Dummer Center for Women Advisory Board, Mail #4075 or Room 103, OEC:
1.A cover sheet with the following information:
- Mail #
- Faculty sponsor
- Expected graduation date
2. A research proposal, typed and either one and one-half or double-spaced, no more than five pages, including:
- the focus, goals and significance of the research proposal
- an overview of related literature, including important citations
- research activities and methods
- a timetable for your work
- a brief description of your preparation for this research and how it fits into your development as a scholar
- Other sources of funding for this research that you currently have or have applied for
3. Letter of support from faculty sponsor.
4. Transcript (unofficial is acceptable).
For additional information, contact Dr. Corrine L. Carvalho, director, Luann Dummer Center for Women, (651) 962-6118.
Graduate Student Fellowship
on topics related to women and girls
The Luann Dummer Center for Women is pleased to offer a graduate fellowship to students who will conduct research on topics related to girls or women. This award has been offered since the 1999-2000 academic year.
Full-time and part-time students in all graduate programs are invited to apply for the 2008-09 academic year. Students must be enrolled at UST during most or all of this time period. Application deadline: Wednesday, April 16, 2008.
This research may be conducted as part of a course, a thesis or a dissertation, or it may be conducted as a credit or noncredit independent study. Whatever the format, the student must have a faculty sponsor to guide the project and support the application. The research fellow agrees to credit the Luann Dummer Center for Women as co-sponsor and funder in all research outcomes. The fellow also agrees to submit a formal research report and to present his or her work at a celebration of grant recipients in the Luann Dummer Center for Women during spring semester 2009. A $4,000 stipend will be awarded to the student to support work on the project, and a $1,500 stipend will be provided to the faculty sponsor.
In reviewing applications, the LDCW Advisory Board members will pay special attention to the degree to which the project is centered on women or girls, the clarity of the research objectives and the research process, the student’s academic strength and likelihood of successfully completing the project, the reasonableness of the timeline, the originality of the proposal, including its use of alternative methodologies, and the support of the faculty sponsor.
Application cover sheets should provide the following information:
- Student’s name, department, student ID number, home address, phone number, and e-mail address
- Degree program and anticipated degree conferral date
- Proposed title of the research project (for use in announcements)
- A brief description of the research project for use in announcements (fewer than 50 words)
sponsor’s name and department, phone number and e-mail address
- Unofficial transcript
In addition, the applicant must include a letter of support from the faculty sponsor and a proposal (not to exceed seven pages, one and one-half or double spaced) that addresses the following:
- Describe your research project. What will its focus be? What do you hope to learn from conducting this research? What is its significance within your discipline and for a broader audience?
- Describe your research activities and methods. Provide an overview of the literature related to your project, including important citations. What resources will you need to conduct this research?
- Provide a timetable for your research. Note: If your research involves human subjects, allow time for prior approval by the UST Institutional Review Board.
- Describe your educational background and how it prepares you to conduct this research. What related courses have you taken? How does this research fit into your development as a scholar or a professional?
- What other sources of funding for this research do you currently have or have you applied for?
Four copies of the materials must be received in the Luann Dummer Center for Women, Room 103, OEC, no later than Wednesday, April 16. Drop them off at the center or mail them to the LDCW Advisory Board at Mail #4075. Questions? Contact Dr. Corrine L. Carvalho, director, Luann Dummer Center for Women (651) 962-6119.