A young woman with long dark hair explaining a poster presentation.

The RENEW Institute met in January 2023 to discuss its future directions, listen to "lightening talks" by faculty and learn about PhD student research. The day was focused on climate change. Photographer: Meredith Forrest Kulwicki


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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.

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.

Institute for Humane Studies Fellowship

The Institute for Humane Studies partners with professors to promote the teaching and research of liberty and to advance higher education’s core purpose of intellectual discovery and human progress. Our vision is to ensure higher education becomes a place where classical liberal ideas are regularly taught, discussed, challenged, and developed, and where free speech, intellectual diversity, and open inquiry flourish.

Josephine de Karman Fellowship

The Josephine De Karman Fellowship Trust was established in 1954 by the late Dr. Theodore Von Karman, world renowned aeronautics expert and teacher and first director of the Guggenheim Aeronautical Laboratory at the California Institute of Technology, in memory of his sister, Josephine, who passed away in 1951.  The purpose of this Fellowship program is to recognize and assist students whose scholastic achievements reflect Professor Von Karman’s high standards.

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. 

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. 

Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation

The Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Fellowship in Women’s Studies encourages original and significant research about women that crosses disciplinary, regional, or cultural boundaries. Previous Fellows have explored such topics as transnational religious education for Muslim women, the complex gender dynamics of transidentity management, women’s electoral success across racial and institutional contexts, women’s sports, militarism and the education of American women, and the relationship between family commitments and women’s work mobility.

Research Resources

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 opportunities. 

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. 

International Center for Research on Women

The International Center for Research on Women, or ICRW) 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.

Mary Lily Research Grants 

Mary Lily Research Travel Grants support projects that present creative approaches, including  historical research and documentation projects resulting in dissertations, publications, exhibitions, educational initiatives, documentary films, or other multimedia products and artistic works. Research projects must use materials from the Bingham Center's women's history collections and include a focus on women or gender. Not all women's history collections at the Rubenstein Library are eligible under the terms of the grant, so please inquire if the collection area is not clear. 

National Library of Medicine's Women's Health Archive

Subject areas include reproductive care, maternal morbidity and mortality, heart disease, mental health, cancer, aging, and health disparities, among others. There are numerous government and non-government organizations with a strong web presence that focus on improving health outcomes for women, whether through training, prevention, research, education, connection, or policy development. Many of these organizations serve as online information hubs or as advocates for specific issues (or both). The websites of these organizations have immense historical value and are critical to understanding the full landscape of contemporary issues in women’s health. Documenting their web presence ensures that their efforts are captured in the historical record.

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.

Leadership and Advancement Resources

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.

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 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. 

UN Women Training Center Services

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. Direct link to Training Center Services.

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.   

University at Buffalo Resources

Office of Inclusive Excellence

The Office of the Vice Provost for Inclusive Excellence (VPIX) is responsible for coordinating and monitoring UB’s efforts to institutionalize the culture of equity and inclusion university-wide, which is critical for providing the learning and working environment necessary for achieving excellence in today’s highly globalized and rapidly changing world.

UB Campus Life

UB Campus life features Athletic Bands, Fraternity and Sorority Life, Intercultural and Diversity Center, Outdoor Pursuits, Student Engagement and Student Unions

UB Libraries

The University Libraries offer an outstanding array of information resources, technologies, services and people to support the academic and creative achievements of our students, faculty, staff and community members.

UB Wellness Education Services

Wellness Education Services actively promotes student well-being — a key factor in academic success and long-term happiness.