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The information resource page for current Women's and Gender Studies Graduate Certificate students. 

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Graduate Research and Teaching Awards
The Women's and Gender Studies Graduate Certificate program offers a variety of awards to fund research and travel, finance doctoral studies, and award exemplary papers and teaching. 

The Harriott Hampton Faucette Award is designed to assist Women’s and Gender Studies Graduate Certificate students with research and professional development. Proposals should be consistent with the research mission of Women’s and Gender Studies to reconceptualize knowledge, create new knowledge, and/or reinterpret existing knowledge through the lens of gender and the prism of diversity.

Eligibility: This award is open to all Women’s and Gender Studies Graduate Certificate students and students currently enrolled in Women’s and Gender Studies Graduate Certificate courses.

Award amount: Maximum of $500. Award is for research/professional development expenses (travel expenses, books, supplies, equipment). Awardees will be recognized at Women's and Gender Studies Awards Day. Please be aware that receipt of this money may affect your financial aid.

Application Process: The application consists of the following:

  • A cover page that includes the project title, your name, email address, postal address, and telephone number
  • A two-page proposal that addresses the aim and purpose of the research, the methodology and the significance of the research to the research mission of Women’s and Gender Studies
  • An itemized budget of expenses to be covered by the award
  • A one-page curriculum vita/resume.

Submit an electronic copy (put “Faucette Award” in the subject line) of the entire application to:

Dr. Lauren Sklaroff, Graduate Director, Women’s and Gender Studies Program, University of South Carolina Jones Physical Science Center, Suite 109 Columbia, SC 29208 
E-mail Address: sklaroff@mailbox.sc.edu

Fall application deadline: October 15, 2019  
Spring application deadline: January 31, 2020

The Emily Thompson Award in Women’s and Gender Studies is designed to recognize the best graduate student research paper or project
focusing on some aspect of women’s health.

Eligibility: The award is open to any research papers or projects completed in 2019 produced by graduate students who are enrolled at USC at the time of application and receipt of the award.

Award amount: $250. The awardee will be recognized at the Women's and Gender Studies Awards Day. Please be aware that receipt of this money may have an impact on your financial aid.


Application Process: The application consists of the following:

  • A cover page that includes the project title, your
    name, email address, postal address and telephone number
  • A cover letter that addresses the aim and purpose of the
    research, the methodology and the significance of the research to the research mission of Women’s and Gender Studies
  •  A one-page curriculum vita/resume
  • The completed research paper or project – page limit 25 pages.

Submit a hardcopy and an electronic copy (put “Emily Thompson Award” in subject line) of the above materials to:
Dr. Lauren Sklaroff, Graduate Director
Women’s and Gender Studies Program
University of South Carolina
Jones Physical Science Center, Suite 109
Columbia, SC 29208
E-mail Address: sklaroff@mailbox.sc.edu


Application Deadline: by 5:00 PM on November 15, 2019

This award was established to recognize outstanding teaching in undergraduate and graduate courses of the Women's and Gender Studies Program.

Eligibility: Nominees must have:

  • taught at least one undergraduate or graduate WGST (or WGST cross-listed) course within one semester of the time of nomination
  • demonstrated a history of effective and sustained integration of race, class, gender, and sexuality issues into course materials and requirements
  • shown evidence of providing guidance and inspiration to undergraduate and graduate students beyond the classroom
  • shown evidence of positive student and peer response through student and peer evaluations.

Award Amount: A $1,000 award will be presented to a faculty member, staff member, or adjunct faculty and a $250 one-time scholarship award will be presented to a graduate student.

Application Process: Nominations (which may be self-nominations) will be sought from students and faculty members on all USC campuses offering WGST courses. Nominees will be asked to provide copies of student evaluations, peer evaluations, and course syllabi. The Women's and Gender Studies Undergraduate and Graduate Committees will serve as the Selection Committee. A hard copy and an electronic copy (put "Teaching Award" in the subject line) of the nomination letter outlining the reasons the nominee is deserving of the award should be sent to:

Dr. Emily Mann, Associate Director, Women's and Gender Studies, University of South Carolina, Jones Physical Science Center, Suite 109, 712 Main Street, Columbia, SC 29208.  

Email Address: emann@mailbox.sc.edu

Application Deadline: January 31, 2020

 

 


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