Clayman Institute invites applications for Graduate Dissertation Fellowship

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Clayman Institute invites applications for Graduate Dissertation Fellowship

Application deadline for 2014-15 GDF program is Friday, February 14

by Gender News staff on Tuesday, January 14, 2014 - 4:03pm

The Clayman Institute invites applications for its 2014-15 Graduate Dissertation Fellowship (GDF) program. The fellowship is awarded to outstanding Stanford doctoral students who are engaged in research on women or gender. Fellowships provide financial support for top gender scholars as they complete their dissertations, while encouraging interdisciplinary connections for their research. 

Clayman GDFs have offices at Serra House, where they participate in the intellectual life of the Clayman Institute and take part in professional development workshops during the academic year.

"I have been privileged to participate in numerous workshops and colloquiums on different aspects of the academic career including negotiation, dissertation writing, editorial writing, and the academic job talk," said Garnett Russell, who was a GDF in 2013-13. Russell is now an assistant professor at Columbia University Teacher's College.

Among other events, GDFs participate in the Graduate Voice and Influence Program (gVIP), offered by the Clayman Institute in collaboration with the Vice Provost for Graduate Education. The gVIP uses innovative programming to provide participants with research-based gender intelligence that translates into tools to succeed in the academy.

"As a female and future academic, these workshops have been inspiring and empowering, giving me the tools to both understand gender dynamics and try to change them," Russell said.

One or more GDFs will be selected for 2014-15. Funding is for three quarters, including two quarters of research assistantship and one quarter teaching assistantship. In addition to the stipend, GDFs receive $1,000 in research funding. 

Currently enrolled Stanford Ph.D. candidates (women and men), in any discipline, who have reached Terminal Graduate Registration (TGR) are invited to apply. The dissertation research must focus on issues of women or gender.

For more information on eligibility and applications, click here.

Application Deadline - February 14, 2014