College Scholarships and Resources for Women
The link provides a list of scholarship opportunities specifically given to female students. These awards are some of the most important forms of financial aid available to women nationwide. Following the list of scholarships is a series of profiles covering organizations diligently working to help women further their education and professional development following school. The list of organizations includes on-campus support groups, mentoring networks and organizations dedicated to closing the gender gap in STEM careers.
Faculty Internationalization Fund
The Office of the Vice Provost for International Education is
re-launching the Faculty Internationalization Fund (FIF) to support
international engagement by UB faculty. Fixed grant awards for
$500, $1,000 and $2,000 are available on a competitive basis. Only
current active ladder faculty are eligible. The application
deadline for later winter or spring activities is
October 1. Contact John Wood (email@example.com) with any questions.
Feminist Review Trust
A grant-giving body which funds research and other scholarly activity on all aspects of gender. Very brief description of the process, guidelines for applicants, and a skimpy FAQ offer some guidance in completing the online form which is only accepted electronically. A UK based group, previous awards up through September 2009 listed as well as the thrice-yearly deadlines.
Funding for Women and Minorities
From the sponsored projects office, U. of California Berkeley, a meta-site offering a basic listing of programs from three sources: National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, and a handful of Nonprofit Agencies. Program name, deadline, and synopsis only.
National Science Foundation (NSF)
National Science Foundation funds for research and education in most fields of science and engineering, including special programs at all levels K-12 through postgraduate, and some cooperative business programs. Search by keyword or use the advanced search page to limit by date, type, organization and use full text. A-Z index as well as broad subject area browsing. Instructions on preparing proposals with links to the general Grants.gov pdf format application form. Recent funding opportunities (with links to program guidelines and all due dates) as well as upcoming due dates. Keep abreast of new opportunities in your area via email or RSS feed. Has a unique “Fastlane” area where researchers can submit nominations, letters of reference, prepare and submit proposals, check the status of proposals and awards, make travel arrangements, manage accounts, request electronic funds, and much more (requires registration).
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
National Institutes of Health portal to grant funding via the Office of Extramural Research (OER) which “provides the leadership, oversight, tools and guidance needed to administer and manage NIH grants policies and operations”. Tabs on the site in addition to Funding include information about Grants, Forms & Deadlines, Grants Policy, News and Events. Search the official NIH Guide to Grants and Contracts for both active and inactive RFAs and PAs by keyword or browse active opportunities. View “Parent Announcements” for unsolicited or investigator-initiated applications. Current and archived (back to 2003) small business research funding opportunities Links to grant application basics and overview including electronic submission. Research training and career opportunities outside of and within NIH and links to listservs. Glossary and FAQ as well as events and news announcements.
Philanthropic Educational Organization (P.E.O.)
Nearly 88,000 women have benefited from our organization's educational grants, loans, awards, special projects and stewardship of Cottey College. To date, P.E.O. has awarded Educational Loan Fund dollars totaling almost $136 million, International Peace Scholarships are more than $28 million, Program for Continuing Education grants are almost $40.5 million, Scholar Awards are nearly $15 million and P.E.O. STAR Scholarships are more than $1.9 million. In addition, 8,500 women have graduated from Cottey College.
Scholarships for Women
This site presents women-specific scholarships, including general criteria for each opportunity. Women-specific scholarships originated decades ago as a way to encourage more women to consider pursuing college-level education. At that time, female students were a minority. While the ranks of women in college have greatly expanded over the years, there is a continued effort to increase the diversity of the student population, create additional opportunities, and encourage entry into non-traditional fields of study, such as Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM).
UB's Nationally Competitive Scholarships/Fellowships Resources
Resources page for UB students who are interested in applying for nationally competitive scholarship and fellowships.
UN Women (United Nations Development Fund for Women)
Formerly UNIFEM, Un Women provides financial and technical assistance to innovative programs and strategies that foster women's empowerment. Works in six thematic areas: Women, Poverty & Economics, Violence Against Women, HIV & AIDS, Democratic Governance, Peace & Security, and Human Rights. Links to six web portals, each with its own mission and activities. Global partnerships with commitments and organizations, and Goodwill Ambassadors – personalities who lend their fame to give voice and support to the cause.
Offers grants for activities to eliminate violence against women through the Trust Fund in Support of Actions to Eliminate Violence Against Women as well as some funding through individual regional offices and the Fund for Gender Equality. Also offers internships designed to complement women's development-oriented studies with practical experience in various aspects of multilateral technical cooperation, but also complements other international studies, including law. FAQ, history, access to free publications including an annual flagship report. Major sections include Gender Issues, Worldwide, News & Events, Materials, Partnerships, and Links.
AAUW - American Association of University Women
Founded in 1881, AAUW’s mission is to advances equity for
women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and
research. Main page includes News and Events (with RSS feed),
Notices and links to their Blog, as well as sections on Advocacy,
Education, Research, and About (with history of the organization),
as well as a members only area.
The mission is advanced through: Public Policy Advocacy on critical social issues including civil rights, education, economic security and Title IX; Community Programs including action grants to individuals (online application); Voter Education Campaigns and lobbying through the Action Fund; Legal Advocacy Fund combating sex discrimination in higher education; Leadership programs providing opportunities for women and girls to acquire the skills they need to succeed and assume leadership roles; Events including conventions and conferences; and International Connections including fellowships (online application) and affiliations with groups including the United Nations and the U.S. Global Leadership Campaign.
American Council on Education (ACE) Women's Network
Provides national leadership in the advancement of women into executive positions and campus presidencies through their mission to identify, develop, encourage and support women leaders and link them to other women and mentors. Web site includes links to their program initiatives which include leadership forums and summits, including Women of Color, as well as news and events. ACE/OWHE also confers leadership awards and links to job seeker services and non-ACE programs that provide retention support.
Assocation of American Colleges and Universities, Diversity Equity & Inclusive Excellence (AAC&U)
Since 1971 AAC&U has developed initiatives that bring together faculty and institutions of higher learning to provide national leadership that advances diversity and equity in higher education, and the best educational practices for an increasingly diverse population. AAC&U understands diversity and equity as fundamental goals of higher education and as resources for learning that are valuable for all students, vital to democracy and a democratic workforce and to the global position and wellbeing of the United States. AAC&U's commitment to make excellence inclusive—to bring the benefits of liberal education to all students—is rooted deeply in commitment to a diverse, informed, and civically active society.
Chronicle of Higher Education
One of the premier resources for academe covering all aspects of university and college issues. Search features yields gender related articles in various sections (use “diversity” or “gender” for example), even though there is no specific gender or diversity section. Other relevant major sections: News, Opinion & Idea, Facts & Figures, Jobs, Advice, Forums, Events and Topics. Specific “Topics” include: Academic Freedom, Admissions & Student Aid, Athletics, Curriculum, Distance Education, Facilities, Finance, For-Profit Education, Fund Raising, Government,Graduate Students, International, Labor & Work-Life Issue, Leadership & Governance, Legal, Libraries, Publishing, Research, Students, Teaching, and Technology. Jobs browsable by category or specific search including zip code localization for faculty/research, administrative and executive positions. Forums include thought-provoking blog posts directly from those in the field. Facts & Figures section, “Race and Ethnicity of Full-Time Faculty Members” , includes percentages for women in each institution listed.
Higher Education Resource Services (HERS)
An educational non-profit organization providing leadership and management development for women in higher education administration. HERS conducts regular institutes (online application and assignments) and activities such as study tours. They also partner with groups such as the Association of Black Women in Higher Education (ABWHE). Also conducts a sister program, HERS-SA (HERS in South Africa), through national conferences and academies. Special alumnae only section. HERS board and staff are clearly listed on the web site, along with HERS faculty at Bryn Mawr (summer institute facility), Wellesley College, and the University of Denver.
National Center for Curriculum Transformation Resources on Women (NCCTRW)
Located at Towson University in Maryland, seeks to foster curricular change and the dissemination of scholarship focused on women and other forms of diversity. Produces directories, manuals, and essays and maintains comprehensive information on resources available throughout the U.S. useful in curriculum transformation. NCCTRW is the curricular arm of a two-part effort that includes the Institute for Teaching and Research on Women (ITROW) as the research arm. Assists in integrating scholarship on women and other forms of diversity into educational curricula through workshops, seminars, and conferences for Towson and regional faculty; Summer Institutes dedicated to internationalizing courses and educational curricula; Web-based curriculum transformation workshops. Also provides a list of curriculum consultants who assist in curriculum transformation and consulting scholars’ essays (available through their publications), which identify and explain the process.
National Women's Studies Association (NWSA)
Established in 1977, a professional organization dedicated to
leading the field of women's studies and gender studies, as well as
its teaching, learning, research, and service wherever they be
found. Serves members through publications, convening,
professional development activities, and supporting scholarship
that transforms knowledge of women and puts that knowledge into
practice. Members only section (student memberships
offered). Membership divided into twelve regional areas
with some individual web sites.
Offers advertising packages for their member and subscribers market. Annual conference. “About the Field” section includes facts and figures, description of women vs. gender studies, a page of research links, MS. Magazine Guide to Women & Gender Studies (searchable by name, state, degree), as well as a database of Women’s Centers by institution or state. Offers two book prizes. Access to NWSA pdf resource publications as well as books and videos published by NWSA members. Separate student resource pages. Communities includes a Women of Color Caucus.
United Nations International Research and Training Institute for the Advancement of Women (UN-INSTRAW)
Devoted to research, training and knowledge management in partnership with governments, the United Nations System, civil society and academia to achieve gender equality and women’s empowerment through strategic and innovative actions that make a difference in women’s lives.
Women in Higher Education
Monthly practitioner’s news journal via subscription, designed to help smart women on campus get wise about how gender affects their being successful in the male-dominated world of higher education. Goals are to enlighten, encourage, empower and enrage women on campus by sharing problems and solutions. Selected articles and job openings are open access.
Avon Global Center for Women and Justice at Cornell Law School
Works with judges, legal professionals, governmental and non-governmental organizations to improve access to justice in an effort to eliminate violence against women and girls. Separate restricted access for judges including free legal research assistance. Project assistance offered to other users. Includes history and links to supporting groups as well as employment and internship opportunitites.
~of particular interest is the Legal Resources section
which provides access to treaties and other international and regional documents, statutes and case law from around the world relating to gender-based violence.
Consortium on Race, Gender and Ethnicity (CRGE housed at the U. of Maryland)
University-wide initiative promoting research, scholarship and faculty and graduate student development. Three major areas of work: research at the intersections of race, gender and ethnicity; rigorous mentorship and training programs and activities for developing scholars; and collaboration aimed at creating a campus climate conducive to excellent intersectional scholarship. Web site includes areas for Research, Mentorship, Resources, and News & Events. Offers a free Intersectional Research Database - a rich collection of bibliographical resources on interdisciplinary, intersectional empirical literature. Mentorship by CRGE faculty through the CrISP Scholars program.
Education Index: Women's Studies
Part of the larger Education Index (owned and operated by Bisca International Investments Ltd, a Gibraltar based business specialising in interactive, content driven consumer web sites). Included under their “Education Resources” area, a metasite of links to resources for identifying information in the area of Women’s Studies, including several links to music by women.
Re:Gender (formerly known as National Council for Research on Women, or NCRW) is a network of more than 100 leading U.S. research, advocacy, and policy centers with a growing global reach. Harnesses the resources of its network to ensure fully informed debate, policies, and practices to build a more inclusive and equitable world for women and girls. Includes lists of organizations that offer internships focused on women and girls; job listings focusing on those in academia, as well as fellowships and other available opportunities.
Society for the Study of Early Modern Women
A network of scholars who meet annually, sponsor sessions at conferences, maintain a listserv and website, give awards for outstanding scholarship, and support one another's work in the field. Includes a listing of additional Web resources on Early Modern Women and links to Learned Societies.
University of Wisconsin System Women’s Studies Librarian’s Office
Women's Studies Librarian's website, links to research resources on gender and Women's Studies. Some specific sections include women's history, women's literature, women's health, international topics, statistics on women & gender and more resources for research. Sections on organizations, women and popular culture, and media are also included.
In addition, the Women's Studies Librarian has an editorial staff which publishes Feminist Collections: A Quarterly of Women's Studies Resources (also in GenderWatch), New Books on Women, Gender, and Feminism (a bibliography of book information) and Feminist Periodicals: A Current Listing of Contents (useful to brhttp://genderin.buffalo.edu/gender&architecture.shtmlowse to see what's been published recently in about 150 feminist/gender periodicals -- can help in choosing course paper topics) and WAVE: Women's Audiovisuals in English, a database of information about women-focused videos and DVDs, some of which are on campus. Look the video/DVD titles up in BISON .
Women's Studies Section, Association of College and Research Libraries, American Library Assocition (ACRL, ALA)
Formed to discuss, promote, and support women's studies collections and services in academic and research libraries. Fairly basic web page includes links to news, awards, conferences, publications and resources, and related organizations.
Women's Studies Programs, Departments, & Research Centers
Links to more than 900 women's/gender/feminist studies programs, departments, and research centers around the world that have web sites. Programs and departments offering graduate degrees or concentrations have this fact noted in an annotation below the link.