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Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Fellowship in Women’s Studies

Goes By: Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Fellowship in Women’s Studies
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Provides funding for dissertation work that encourages original and significant research about women that crosses disciplinary, regional, or cultural boundaries.

The Women’s Studies Fellowships are provided to Ph.D. candidates at institutions in the United States who will complete their dissertations during the fellowship year. The most competitive applications include not only a clear, thorough, and compelling description of the candidate’s work, but also evidence of an enduring interest in and commitment to women’s issues and scholarship on women.

The Women’s Studies competition is for projects in the humanities and social sciences; projects in fields such as management, the clinical and biological sciences, and law are not eligible unless they have a demonstrable academic grounding in the humanities and social sciences. Applicants working on health-related issues in the social sciences should consider carefully whether their work demonstrably centers on the topic’s social, cultural, and individual aspects.

Award Value

Fellows will receive $5,000 to be used for expenses connected with completing their dissertations, such as research-related travel, data work/collection, and supplies.

Eligibility Requirements

Requirements Details
Year(s) of Application Doctoral

Minimum Grade Point Average



No Requirements
Campus Nomination Required No
Year of Study Funded Doctoral
Academic Areas: Social Sciences, Humanities
Areas of Interest:
Language Funding No
Location Domestic and Abroad

Be sure to consult the competition website for complete eligibility and competition requirements.


Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Fellowship in Women’s Studies Electronic Deadline
Monday, October 15, 2018
11:59 p.m. ET

Last updated: September 5, 2017