Research Funding for Students

The Center for the Education of Women currently offers funding for University of Michigan graduate students, through the Riecker Graduate Student Research Fund, for those engaged in gender-focused research. CEW also offers support for undergraduate students working under the supervision of a U-M faculty member. In addition, two CEW Fellowships--Menakka and Essel Bailey and Robin Wright Graduate Fellowships--support graduate students’ research conducted in applicable countries abroad.

Riecker Graduation Student Research Grants

Riecker Undergraduate Student Research Grants


Deadline to apply for 2014 Spring/Summer funding is March 31, 2014

Deadline to apply for 2014 Fall funding is August 15, 2014

Deadline to apply for 2014 Winter funding is December 2, 2014

CEW Riecker Graduate Student Research Grants

The Center for the Education of Women announces the availability of CEW Graduate Student Research Grants of up to $1,500 for student-designed, student-conducted academic research on topics related to CEW's mission. These awards are intended for University of Michigan-Ann Arbor graduate students who are doing degree-required dissertation or thesis research.

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.
  • A Curriculum Vita
  • Proof of IRB approval for the research project (if relevant for the nature of the research)

Riecker Graduate Student Research Grants will be awarded three times each year. Spring/Summer (deadline 3/31/14), Fall (deadline 8/15/14), Winter(deadline 12/2/14) 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
gthomas@umich.edu
734.764.6005
 

CEW Riecker Undergraduate Research Grants

The Center for the Education of Women announces the availability of Riecker Undergraduate Research Grants. The intent of this fund is to enable faculty members from any discipline to involve undergraduate University of Michigan-Ann Arbor students in research projects pertaining to gender issues.

A faculty member may apply for up to $2,000 to pay the wages of an undergraduate student as part of his/her research team. To do so, the faculty member sends a one- to two-page proposal to CEW Director Dr. Gloria Thomas, gthomas@umich.edu briefly describing:

  • The nature of the research project and its gender focus
  • The project time period
  • The role the undergraduate student would play in the project
  • The ways in which the faculty member would mentor the student

  • The number of hours the student will work, the rate per hour, and the total amount of money being requested
  • A project budget, itemizing all costs and showing how the Riecker funds would fit into the budget and how additional costs, if any, would be covered

Riecker Undergraduate Student Research Grants will be awarded three times each year. For Spring/Summer (deadline 3/31/14),  Fall (deadline 8/15/14) or Winter (deadline 12/2/14) funding. Faculty will be eligible to apply for these research funds to support their undergraduate student(s) only once during the course of any academic year. Send the proposal, or inquiries about the fund, to Dr. Gloria Thomas, Director, at gthomas@umich.edu.

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

330 E. Liberty St., Ann Arbor, MI 48104-2274
gthomas@umich.edu
734.764.6005