Research Funding for Students

Summer Research Fellowship for Undergraduate Students

In collaboration with Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP) The Center for the Education of Women offers a Summer Research Fellowship for undergraduate students conducting Women and Gender Studies research, or research with a gendered analysis.

The Summer Research Fellowship gives undergraduate students the opportunity to work twenty hours per week, for ten weeks, on an independent or collaborative research project.  Students will select a faculty mentor to help guide their summer research project, which could form the basis for a future honors thesis.  The project ideally will be an outgrowth of a project the student has worked on with a faculty member through a program like UROP or through a class.  The proposed project should be designed to increase the student's reserch skills and knowledge in a discipline or interdisciplinary area, help him/her explore an area of potential interest for graduate work and be related in some way to gender studies, or research with a gendered lens.  Students will also participate in weekly seminars, sponsored by UROP, to learn more about current and emerging research in women and gender studies, read and share articles related to research in women and gender studies, learn how to publish their research and engage in other professional development activities.

Stipend Award:  $2,000

Fellowship Dates:  Monday, June 1, 2015 - Friday, August 7, 2015

Application Deadline:  March 31, 2015

Application Requirements:  Online Application Form, Personal Statement, 5-8 page Research Proposal, 1 Letter of Recommendation from Project Mentor, and Official Transcript

Please submit application materials to the UROP Office, 1190 USB by March 31, 2015.


CEW Riecker Graduate Student Research Grants

CEW offers Graduate Student Research Grants of up to $1,500 for student-designed, student-conducted academic research on topics related to CEW's mission with a gender focus. These awards are intended for University of Michigan graduate students who are doing degree-required dissertation or thesis research.

In addition, CEW offers the Menakka and Essel Bailey Graduate Fellowship. It supports graduate students’ research conducted in applicable countries abroad.

Acceptable research topics have a gender focus, in such areas as--

1.     leadership

2.     education and careers

3.     growth and development

4.     health and well-being

5.     political and social status and

6.     similar areas of gender-based interest.

The CEW Riecker Graduate Student Research grants are not intended to support travel for conference attendance and presentations. Nor are they to support travel and activities that are primarily for experiential learning, service learning, internships, study abroad programs, or similar enrichment programs not specifically tied to degree-required, student-designed research project.

To apply, please submit a packet that contains the following:

  • An approximately two-page proposal that describes the objectives and methods of the planned research project
  • project budget, itemizing all costs and showing how the CEW funds would fit into the budget and how the rest of the costs would be covered
  • A letter of support from a faculty advisor (access the form for the letter here.)
  • A Curriculum Vita
  • Proof of IRB approval for the research project (if relevant for the nature of the research)

Summer  (deadline 3/31/15), Fall (deadline 8/14/15), Winter (deadline 12/2/15) funding. Graduate students will be eligible for a research grant only once during the course of any degree program. Receipt of a grant does not preclude eligibility for other forms of CEW financial support.

Applicants may mail, email or deliver their application packets to:
Dr. Gloria Thomas
Center for the Education of Women

330 E. Liberty St., Ann Arbor, MI 48104-2274