For Students

Application guidelines for our grants and fellowships can be found on individual pages listed below. 

Congratulations to our Gender Institute Award Winners for 2019-2020!

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Alyssa Schwendener, PhD Candidate, Visual Study

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Marta Aleksandrowicz, PhD Candidate 
Comparative Literature

  • 7/12/21
    The Gender Institute dissertation fellowship supports students engaged in dissertation research related to women, gender, and/or sexuality.
  • 8/18/21
    Established in 2012 to honor the distinguished contributions to research and education on women and gender of Professor Isabel S. Marcus, co-founder and co-director of the Gender Institute (1997-2003) and recipient of UB's 2012 Award for Outstanding Contributions to International Education, the Gender Institute's Isabel S. Marcus International Research Fellowship is awarded to outstanding UB graduate students to support and encourage research by and/or about women outside of the United States.  
  • 11/4/20
    The UB Gender Institute provides support for doctoral students to attend Duke’s Feminist Theory Workshop (FTW), held annually in March. 
  • 8/9/21
    "A mother's vision includes tough nurturance, survival love, a demanding state of grace. It is a vision slowly forming from the body of work created by women. I imagine a wide and encompassing room filled with women lost in concentration. They are absorbed in the creation of an emotional tapestry, an intellectual quilt."      --- Louise Erdrich, The Blue Jay's Dance  
  • 12/3/20
    In recognition of the value and importance of mentoring, the Gender Institute is delighted to announce the establishment of an Excellence in Mentoring Award. The institute seeks to promote and recognize excellence at UB in mentoring undergraduate students, graduate students, staff, and faculty at all ranks. We are particularly interested in recognizing the achievements of mentors with a strong record of success in cultivating the professional potential of women, LGBTQ people, people of color, first-generation college students, and students from low-income backgrounds. The award will include a certificate of recognition and a $500 research or travel fund. 
  • 1/26/21
    The Gender Institute and the Experiential Learning Network awards two scholarships to UB undergraduate students. One award for undergraduates conducting research related to women and gender and another for a community-based project with a gender focus.

Applications for Gender Institute PhD Dissertation Fellowship

Deadline for Applications: April 19, 2021

**Due to the COVID-19 budget constraints, granting of awards will be as funds are available.