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Graduate Research Award

The Women and Gender Studies Graduate Research Award is given annually to a graduate student pursuing the women and gender studies certificate. The Award is meant to recognize excellence in graduate research and to support future scholarship in issues of women and gender. Recipients are expected to give a brief presentation on their research at a Women and Gender Studies event later that academic year.
Award: $500
Eligibility: Graduate students from Texas Christian University or Brite Divinity School currently pursuing the Women and Gender Studies Certificate are eligible to apply.
To Apply
Calls for applications are sent out in the Fall semesters. Applicants will submit the following:
Cover letter, outlining scholarly achievements (GPA; publications; professional presentations; and departmental, university, or professional awards, for example) and academic/career goals

  1. One-page narrative of your current research, including how you plan to use the award (i.e., to support travel to conduct research or present findings at a conference)
  2. Application form, including signatures of your director of graduate studies and department or program chair, indicating your good standing in the program
  3. Curriculum Vitae

Criteria and Judging: Applications will be evaluated by the WGST Awards Committee. The award will be granted based on the excellence of the student’s academic record, clarity of future goals, and the merit of the proposed research.

Current Winner

2018: Sofia Huggins
Title: “Battle of the Sexes: The Bloomer Costume on Stage and in the Press during the Mid-1800s”
Abstract: This project analyzes how the British popular theater worked with the periodical press to attack a certain type of femininity considered both distinctly American in origin and dangerously militant. Bringing together the stage and the press is an innovative but important step in understanding how British institutions worked to influence the national imagination and curtail reform efforts for gender equality. Sofia, a PhD student in the English Department, will use the award to partially fund a research trip to the UK to advance this project.

Previous Graduate Award Winners

2017: Meta Henty
2016: Angela Moore
2015: Kassia Waggoner
2014: Carrie Tippen
2013: Sarah McNeely