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Women's & Gender Studies Graduate Student Awards


Women's and Gender Studies Dissertation Fellowship
Women's and Gender Studies MA Thesis Award
Lora Romero Memorial Award for Interdisciplinary Research in Race, Ethnicity and Gender
List of Previous CWGS Student Award Recipients (pdf)

Women's and Gender Studies Dissertation Fellowship
This fellowship is for doctoral students writing dissertations on topics related to Women’s and Gender studies. Ph.D. students who are enrolled in the WGS Portfolio Program are eligible. A fellowship will be presented at the CWGS Spring Awards Reception.

Eligibility
To be eligible, an applicant must be in doctoral candidacy by August 15, 2016, and register as a WGS Portfolio student by March 1, 2017Information on the WGS Portfolio Program is available online. Applicants must be full-time UT Austin graduate students in good standing.

Selection Criteria
Preference will be given to those completing their dissertation by August 2018. Applications will be reviewed on the following criteria:

  1. Letter of recommendation from dissertation chair;
  2. Contributions of the project to the field of Women's and Gender Studies;
  3. Soundness of research design;
  4. Ability of the student to complete the project as a dissertation; and
  5. Quality of the proposal.

Students interested in applying must complete an online application and submit 1 letter of recommendation* from the dissertation chair emphasizing why this dissertation topic is relevant to Women’s & Gender Studies, your ability to carry out the project, and the faculty member's working relationship with you on the project. The letter will be submitted via the online application. The online application system is limited in the description used for letters of recommendation. Therefore, it is the applicant's responsibility to ensure that their references know what to include in their letter regarding the dissertation fellowship.

WGS Dissertation Fellowship Application link to: 
https://utdirect.utexas.edu/scholarship/student/menu.WBX?s_scholarship_owner=LWGS&s_user_role=S
Deadline: Date March 1, 2017. Questions? Please contact the Center for Women’s & Gender Studies office at (512) 471-5765.
Recommendation letters will be accepted through Date March 15, 2017.

*Note: The online Liberal Arts Scholarship Administration System was designed to allow one upload/per faculty member/per semester. This may be problematic if you are applying to more than one award. Different awards ask for different types of letters, therefore CWGS will accept email submissions of letters of recommendation under the following terms: 1. Students are responsible for contacting faculty and instructing them to email recommendations to ajsalcedo@austin.utexas.edu 2. Email message subject line should read: "[name of award] letter, [last name of student]" 3. If applicable, file name of recommendation letter should also contain the award's name and the student's last name. 4. Students are responsible for contacting faculty and following up to confirm that letters have been submitted by the deadline.

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Women's and Gender Studies MA Thesis Award
This award is given annually to deserving  students based on the student’s thesis and its contribution to the field of Women’s and Gender Studies. The award will be presented at the CWGS annual spring awards reception.

Eligibility
To be eligible, an applicant must be enrolled in the WGS MA or a WGS Dual Master's program, or have graduated from these programs within the last calendar year. Applicants must be full-time UT Austin graduate students in good standing.

Selection Criteria
Preference will be given to those graduating in Spring 2017. Applications will be reviewed according to the following criteria:

  1. Letters of recommendation;
  2. Contributions of the project to the field of Women’s and Gender Studies;
  3. Soundness of project design;
  4. Quality of the abstract; and
  5. Thesis Excerpt(s): 10-15 pages.

Students interested in applying must complete an online application and submit 2 letters of recommendation* from faculty members. One letter should be written by your thesis adviser emphasizing why your thesis topic is relevant to Women’s and Gender Studies, your ability to carry out the project, and their working relationship with you on the project. The letters will be submitted via the online application.  The online application system is limited in the description used for letters of recommendation. Therefore, it is the applicant's responsibility to ensure that their references know what to include in their letters regarding the WGS MA thesis award.

*Note: The online Liberal Arts Scholarship Administration System was designed to allow one upload/per faculty member/per semester. This may be problematic if you are applying to more than one award. Different awards ask for different types of letters, therefore CWGS will accept email submissions of letters of recommendation under the following terms: 1. Students are responsible for contacting faculty and instructing them to email recommendations to ajsalcedo@austin.utexas.edu 2. Email message subject line should read: "[name of award] letter, [last name of student]" 3. If applicable, file name of recommendation letter should also contain the award's name and the student's last name. 4. Students are responsible for contacting faculty and following up to confirm that letters have been submitted by the deadline.

Deadline: Date May 1, 2017. Questions? Please contact the Center for Women’s & Gender Studies office at (512) 471-5765.
Apply Early!! Recommendation letters will be accepted through Date May 1, 2017
WGS MA Thesis Award Application link to:
https://utdirect.utexas.edu/scholarship/student/menu.WBX?s_scholarship_owner=LWGS&s_user_role=S

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Lora Romero Memorial Award for Interdisciplinary Research in Race, Ethnicity and Gender (2017)
This scholarship, co-sponsored by the Department of English, is an annual award created in memory of former UT Austin colleague, Lora Romero. The award alternates between undergraduate and graduate student recipients. The 2017 award will be given to a graduate student. The award recognizes students who are investigating the intersections between race, ethnicity and gender. The award will be presented at the CWGS annual spring awards reception.

Eligibility
To be eligible, an applicant must be a full-time UT Austin graduate student in good standing. Students must be enrolled in the WGS graduate MA degree or a dual WGS MA degree program, or be registered as a WGS Portfolio before applying. Information about the WGS Portfolio Program is available online.

Students interested in applying must complete an online application. The research paper*, including sources/references/bibliography page, should be submitted as a PDF file (the file name should be "[YourLastName]-[CurrentYear]Romero.pdf") Submit the paper via email (message subject must read: Romero PDF, [Your UT EID]). Email to the CWGS Academic Coordinator. Only original, single-author works will be considered. Papers should be typed and double-space, unless submitting a published article.

*Submit a scholarly research paper on a topic that contributes to increased understanding of the intersections between race, ethnicity and gender.  (Include footnotes, sources and/or bibliography). 

Deadline: March 1, 2017. Questions? Please contact the Center for Women's & Gender Studies office at 512-471-5765.
Romero Award Application link to: 
https://utdirect.utexas.edu/scholarship/student/menu.WBX?s_scholarship_owner=LWGS&s_user_role=S


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