Gender Institute Graduate Awards

Overview

The Gender Institute offers two fellowships for graduate students. The PhD Dissertation Fellowship is awarded to UB graduate students engaged in dissertation research related to women, gender, and/or sexuality. The Isabel S. Marcus International Research Fellowship is awarded to UB graduate students to support and encourage research about women outside of the United States. The Gender Institute also provides support for doctoral students to attend Duke’s Feminist Theory Workshop (FTW), held annually in March.  

Deadline

PhD Dissertation Fellowship: April

Isabel S. Marcus International Research Fellowship: February

Duke Feminist Theory Workshop Travel Grant: December

Eligibility Requirements

Phd Dissertation Fellowship:

  • Be registered as a UB PhD student
  • Be engaged in dissertation research related to women, gender, and/or sexuality
  • Have passed their comprehensive examinations 
  • Have exhausted their initial package of support from their home department
  • Plan to work full-time on researching and writing the dissertation
  • Be available to participate in a monthly works-in-progress workshop at UB
  • If selected, present a portion of their dissertation at a Gender Institute event

Isabel S. Marcus International Research Fellowship:

  • Be a graduate student at UB working on a research project about gender and/or sexuality in an international context
  • Have passed their department's proposal defense
  • Be at an advanced stage of research in their project

Duke Feminist Theory Workshop Travel Grant:

  •  Be a Ph.D. student at UB who has completed their oral exams

How to Apply

Campus Liaison

Past Award Recipients and Honorees

Year

 

Name

 

Type of Award

 

Award

 

Field(s) of Study

 

2022 Hannah Ginn PhD Dissertation Fellowship Recipient Social Work
2022 Callie Ingram PhD Dissertation Fellowship Honorable Mention English
2022 Naiima Khahaifa PhD Dissertation Fellowship Honorable Mention Geography
2022 Kalpana Subramanian PhD Dissertation Fellowship Honorable Mention Media Study
2022 Victoria Nachreiner Isabel S. Marcus International Research Fellowship Recipient History
2022 Kathleen Naughton Duke Feminist Theory Workshop Travel Grant Recipient English
2022 Jocelyn E. Marshall Duke Feminist Theory Workshop Travel Grant Recipient English
2021 Marta Aleksandrowicz Isabel S. Marcus International Research Fellowship Recipient Comparative Literature
2021 Alyssa Schwendener PhD Dissertation Fellowship Recipient Visual Studies
2020 Gabriela Cordoba Vivas Duke Feminist Theory Workshop Travel Grant Recipient Media Study
2020 Dana Venerable PhD Dissertation Fellowship Recipient English
2020 Azalia P. Muchransyah Isabel S. Marcus International Research Fellowship Recipient Media Study
2019 Gabriella Nassif Duke Feminist Theory Workshop Travel Grant Recipient Global Gender and Sexuality Studies
2019 Gabriella Nassif Isabel S. Marcus International Research Fellowship Recipient Global Gender and Sexuality Studies
2019 Alexandra Prince Isabel S. Marcus International Research Fellowship Recipient History
2019 Maryam Muliaee PhD Dissertation Fellowship Recipient Media Study
2018 Elif Ege Isabel S. Marcus International Research Fellowship Recipient Global Gender and Sexuality Studies
2018 Karolina Kulicka Isabel S. Marcus International Research Fellowship Recipient Global Gender and Sexuality Studies
2018 Alexandra Prince PhD Dissertation Fellowship Recipient History
2018 Naila Sahar Duke Feminist Theory Workshop Travel Grant Recipient English
2018 Cheryl Emerson Duke Feminist Theory Workshop Travel Grant Recipient Comparative Literature
2017 Natalia Pamula Isabel S. Marcus International Research Fellowship Recipient Comparative Literature
2017 Elizabeth Masarik PhD Dissertation Fellowship Recipient History
2016 Anne Marie Butler Isabel S. Marcus International Research Fellowship Recipient Global Gender and Sexuality Studies
2016 Molly Ranahan PhD Dissertation Fellowship Recipient Urban Planning, School of Architecture
2016 Sarah Robert Duke Feminist Theory Workshop Travel Grant Recipient Learning and Instruction
2016 Anne Martell Duke Feminist Theory Workshop Travel Grant Recipient Learning and Instruction
2016 Catherine Dawson Duke Feminist Theory Workshop Travel Grant Recipient Visual Studies
2016 Morani Kornberg-Weiss Duke Feminist Theory Workshop Travel Grant Recipient English
2016 Mopelolade Oreoluwa Ogunbowale Duke Feminist Theory Workshop Travel Grant Recipient American Studies
2015 Mehwish Sarwari Isabel S. Marcus International Research Fellowship Recipient Political Science
2015 Kristina Darling PhD Dissertation Fellowship Recipient English
2015 Fremio Sepulveda Duke Feminist Theory Workshop Travel Grant Recipient English
2015 Yoonha Shin Duke Feminist Theory Workshop Travel Grant Recipient English
2015 Elif Ege Duke Feminist Theory Workshop Travel Grant Recipient Global Gender Studies
2014 Salwatura Prabha Manuratne Isabel S. Marcus International Research Fellowship Recipient English
2014 Averill Earls PhD Dissertation Fellowship Recipient History
2014 Lara Iverson PhD Dissertation Fellowship Recipient Geography
2014 Sangeeta Chatterji Duke Feminist Theory Workshop Travel Grant Recipient Social Work
2014 Kristina Darling Duke Feminist Theory Workshop Travel Grant Recipient English
2014 Alison Fraser Duke Feminist Theory Workshop Travel Grant Recipient English
2014 Yitian Zhai Duke Feminist Theory Workshop Travel Grant Recipient Comparative Literature
2013 Eman Abu-Sabah Isabel S. Marcus International Research Fellowship Recipient Nursing
2013 Maria Fernanda Glaser Danton Isabel S. Marcus International Research Fellowship Honorable Mention Global Gender Studies
2013 Morani Kornberg-Weiss Isabel S. Marcus International Research Fellowship Honorable Mention English
2013 Beth Kuberka Isabel S. Marcus International Research Fellowship Honorable Mention Romance Languages and Literatures
2013 Nuning Parwaningrum Isabel S. Marcus International Research Fellowship Honorable Mention Global Gender Studies
2013 David Squires PhD Dissertation Fellowship Recipient English
2013 Bincy Wilson PhD Dissertation Fellowship Recipient Social Work
2012 Leah Benedict PhD Dissertation Fellowship Recipient English
2012 Krishni Burns PhD Dissertation Fellowship Recipient Classics
2012 Jessica MacNamara PhD Dissertation Fellowship Recipient Sociology
2011 C. Michael Hurst PhD Dissertation Fellowship Recipient English
2011 Katie Grenell PhD Dissertation Fellowship Recipient American Studies