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Graduate Awards

 Taking nominations now till Feb 17th!

WOMEN'S STUDIES OUTSTANDING GRADUATE STUDENT AWARD

Nominations are being sought for the Women's Studies Outstanding Graduate Student Award, which recognizes excellence in Women's Studies scholarship. Students must be either in Penn State's Women's Studies dual degree program or Women's Studies graduate minors to be eligible for the award.  Self-nominations are welcomed. Nominations should include:

  • A one-page statement from the students that addresses the way in which Women's Studies research has shaped his or her scholarship
  • Two letters of recommendation that focus on the student's research
  • A current CV
  • A current transcript

Applications are due February 17, 2014. Please submit all materials ( including letters of recommendation ) to the Women's Studies Graduate Matters Committee, c/o Lisa Batchelor, Women's Studies Department, 133 Willard Building, University Park, PA 16802.  If you have questions, contact Joan Landes .

WOMEN'S STUDIES OUTSTANDING GRADUATE STUDENT TEACHING AWARD

Nominations are being sought for the Women's Studies Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching Award, which recognizes excellence in Women's Studies teaching.  Students must be either in Penn State's Women's Studies Dual Degree Program or currently serve as Women's Studies Teaching Assistants to be eligible for the award.   Students do not have to teach in Women’s Studies to apply for this award. Self-nominations are welcome. Nominations should include:

  • A one-page teaching philosophy
  • Two letters of recommendation from either faculty or students that focus on the student's teaching
  • Copies of SRTE scores
  • A current CV
  • A current transcript

Applications are due February 17, 2014. Please submit all materials ( including letters of recommendation ) to the Women's Studies Graduate Matters Committee, c/o Lisa Batchelor, Women's Studies Department, 133 Willard Building, University Park, PA 16802.  If you have questions, contact 


Graduate Funding

Women's Studies offers several graduate teaching assistantships on a competitive basis to advanced students in Women's Studies. Assistantships include a tuition waiver in addition to a modest stipend.

Current Opportunities

No Current Opportunities

Women's Studies Graduate Teaching Assistantships

Applications are being sought for Women's Studies Graduate Teaching Assistants for the next academic year. Graduate TAs in Women's Studies typically are responsible for teaching sections of either Women's Studies 100, "Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies," or Women's Studies 106, "Representing Women and Gender in Literature, Art, and Popular Cultures." Applications should include:

  • A one-page teaching philosophy
  • Two letters of recommendation from either faculty or students that address your teaching ability
  • A current CV
  • A current transcript
  • Copies of SRTE scores (if available)

 Applications are due February 17, 2014. Please submit all materials ( including letters of recommendation ) to the Women's Studies Graduate Matters Committee, c/o Lisa Batchelor, Women's Studies Department, 133 Willard Building, University Park, PA 16802.  If you have questions, contact Joan Landes.

College and University level funding for graduate students

Please investigage criteria for funding that interests you to see if you meet the specifications.

Graduate Student Funding and Awards

Any nominations or applications for these awards should be submitted to Joan Landes no later than 3 weeks prior to the stated deadline.

Award, Nomination, and Report Deadlines

Fall

September 24 - Harold F. Martin Graduate Assistant Outstanding Teaching Award Nominations 
September 24- Alumni Association Dissertation Award Nominations
September 24 - Raymond Lombra Award for Research Excellence in Humanities and Social Science Nominations
September 24 - Liberal Arts Outstanding Teaching Award for Graduate Students
October 1 - University Graduate Fellowship Report by Departments
October 1 - Graduate Student Dissertation Support Grant Competition Applications
November 1 - W. LaMarr Kopp International Achievement Award

Spring

February 14 - IAH Summer Residency
March 1 - Humanities Initiative Dissertation Semester Release (departments eligible student list) 
March 1 - Academic Computing Fellowship Nominations
March 15 - IAH/LA/A&A Interdisciplinary Dissertation Grants
March 15 - Graduate Student Dissertation Support Grant Competition Applications 
March 31 - Crawford Family Fellowship in Ethical Inquiry Nominations
June 1 - Summer Tuition Assistance Program (online application submission and process)
June 30 - Departmental Conference & Recruitment Travel Reports

For more information on Awards, please see Awards page.

Other Funding Resources