CSWS to offer grant funding info session and workshop

CSWS to offer grant funding info session and workshop

As the 2022-23 grant funding cycle rapidly approaches, CSWS will be hosting an information session and a grant writing workshop to support graduate students and faculty through the funding application process.

On Monday, Nov. 21, from 4–5 p.m., Director Sangita Gopal will host an in-person grant funding information session for graduate students and faculty members new to the CSWS grant funding process. In the session, Gopal will explain the grant funding cycle and what kinds of research and creative work qualify for CSWS funding. She will also talk about small travel grants available to graduate students who are presenting at conferences and attending workshops. The info session will be held in the CSWS Jane Grant Room (330 Hendricks), with beverages and snacks provided. Please register here.

CSWS is also offering a graduate student grant writing workshop with Michael Murashige, writing consultant for the Center on Diversity and Community, from 3–4 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 7, in the CSWS Jane Grant Room (330 Hendricks). The workshop will help graduate students write a strong CSWS grant application by reviewing important elements and some common oversights. The deadline to apply for the workshop is Friday, Nov. 26. Space is limited; applications from students who attend the grant information session will be given registration preference.

University of Oregon graduate students can apply for up to $3,000 and faculty/staff can apply for up to $6,000 to support research and/or creative work on women and gender from a range of disciplines across UO colleges and schools. Go to the CSWS website for examples of funded research during last year’s grant cycle.

The prestigious Jane Grant fellowship—honoring Jane Grant, early feminist and wife of CSWS’s benefactor, William Harris—is given annually to an outstanding scholar writing a dissertation on women and gender. Only UO graduate students who have been advanced to candidacy (or will be by the date of the award) are eligible to be considered for this competitive fellowship, which carries a stipend of $18,000 for the academic year, plus additional benefits.

CSWS also offers a $3,000 Graduate Writing Completion Fellowship to doctoral students who are in the early stages of dissertation writing. The intent of this competitive fellowship is to provide a summer writing stipend to one or more top finalists for the Jane Grant Dissertation Fellowship. All Jane Grant Dissertation Fellowship applicants will automatically be considered for the writing completion stipend.

In addition, a limited number of Graduate Student Travel Grants are available for the current academic year. These small grants (up to $300) are for UO graduate students giving a virtual or in-person presentation at a conference or a workshop related to women and gender during the current academic year (by June 30, 2022). The deadline to apply for travel grants is 5 p.m. Friday, January 5, 2023.

Applications for all 2023-24 faculty, staff, and graduate student research grants will be available on the CSWS website beginning Thursday, Dec. 1.

The deadline to submit all research grant applications is 5 p.m. Monday, January 30, 2022. Please be sure to download guidelines and read them before filling out your application.