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

Applications for Gender Institute PhD Dissertation Fellowship

Deadline for Applications: April 6, 2020

Congratulations to our Gender Institute Award Winners for 2018-2019!

Gender Institute Award Winners 2018-19 .

Sincere thanks go to Mara Huber, Director of the Experiential Learning Center, for supporting our Undergraduate Scholarships; and Professor Myung Mi Kim, James H. McNulty Chair of English, for funding the travel grant to attend the annual Duke Feminist Theory Workshop.

Click here for the full list of awards and the award winners.

The Gender Institute dissertation fellowship supports students engaged in dissertation research related to women, gender, and/or sexuality.
The Gender Institute’s Isabel S. Marcus International Research Fellowship was established in 2012 to fund graduate student research related to women and gender outside the U.S. It was founded and funded exclusively by 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 UB Gender Institute provides support for doctoral students to attend Duke’s Feminist Theory Workshop (FTW), held annually in March.
"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  
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. 
The Gender Institute and the Experiential Learning Network award merit scholarships to UB undergraduate students who are interested in conducting research related to women and gender.
As a research center rather than an academic department, the Gender Institute itself does not offer courses, but we promote curricular innovation and academic courses related to women, gender, and sexuality offered by departments and schools throughout the University at Buffalo. The courses featured here highlight just a few of UB's outstanding gender-related courses.

Information about UB's BA, MA, and PhD programs in Global Gender Studies can be found at

For a course list in the Global Gender and Sexuality Studies Department, click here.