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Llangollen Research & Creativity Award

The Llangollen Awards are given annually to TCU undergraduates pursuing research or creative activity related to women, gender, or sexualities. Awards are intended to support students as they conduct research, gather data, acquire materials, present their findings, or engage in other activities resulting in the production of research and creative activity. Awards support proposed research to be completed in Summer 2018 and/or during the 2018-19 academic year.

The Llangollen Award is named in tribute to Eleanor Butler and Sarah Ponsonby, who resided in Llangollen, Wales in the early 19th C. They are remembered today for their flouting of the limiting gender conventions of their society and the independence and autonomy with which they lived out their lives together. The Provost’s Office is the generous sponsor of this award.

The winners will receive up to $500 to support their research and will present their findings at the WGST Research Symposium in April 2019. Students must present a projected budget of costs with their application. Funds may be used between June 1, 2018 and May 31, 2019.

All TCU Undergraduates

Applications are due to by 3/29/18. All applicants
should submit the following:
1) Application form WGST Llangollen Award Application Form (email if this link doesn’t work) including budget projection and faculty advisor’s signature.
2) One-page narrative of the proposed research or creative activity.
3) One paragraph explaining how the funds are necessary to support
the research or creative activity.
4) Resume or CV
Questions? Contact for more info.

Applications will be evaluated by the TCU Women & Gender Studies Undergraduate Research Committee. The award will be granted based on the merit of the proposed research and creative activity; the degree to which it addresses topics related to women, gender, or sexualities, and the need for funds to support the work.

Current Llangollen Award Winners

Katie Marler. Katie is an English major, and her research involves writing scholarly headnotes for an anthology of 19th Century transatlantic primary texts. Her project will be supervised by Sarah Robbins.

Alexandra Noetzel. Alex is a Political Science major, and her project involves research on the ways that sociopolitical factors of congressional districts impact women’s participation in those districts. Alex’s work will be supervised by Joanne Green.

Lillian Young. Lillian is a Studio Art major, and her project involves creating prints that highlight five black women who contributed to the success of the Civil Rights Movement. Lillian plans to use Guerilla tactics to distribute her prints around the DFW area, for example, leaving them behind in library books or public places and hanging them up in unexpected environments. Lillian’s project will be supervised by Rachel Livedalen.

Previous Llangollen Award Winners

Meraleigh Randle: “Memory and Remembrance Abroad: Comfort Women Memorials in the U.S.”
Emma Blanchard: “Connections that Created a Sense of Belonging to Transcend Time: An Examination of Indigenous Australian Women’s Literature”