Feminist Scholars Fellowship

The Center for Research on Gender and Women sponsors the annual Feminist Scholars Fellowship competition. The fellowship is designed to provide tenured University of Wisconsin-Madison faculty a full-time research appointment for one semester. The Center will finance a lecturer replacement if necessary in the scholar’s home department to cover the applicant’s teaching responsibilities.

Eligibility: Tenured faculty at the University of Wisconsin-Madison engaged in feminist research. Faculty in the College of Letters & Science are granted a semester’s release from teaching, with Gender and Women’s Studies paying for one course lecturer replacement. Individuals with appointments outside L&S must receive the approval of their Dean to have a full semester’s release from teaching (with one course lecturer replacement paid for by the Center for Research on Gender and Women).

Scholars may reapply after five years of receiving an award; however, scholars who have not previously won the award will be prioritized should the applications be regarded as equally meritorious.

Requirements: The fellow is required to remain in residence at the University of Wisconsin-Madison for the semester. The fellow will be expected to make a presentation near the end of the resident semester.

Applications should include:

  1. 1,500 words (double-spaced) research proposal
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. Letter from department chair indicating that the department is willing to release the applicant from teaching responsibilities for the semester
  4. Letter of approval from Dean if applicant is not in the College of Letters & Science (see eligibility)

Applicants should indicate the semester for which they are requesting the fellowship.

Application: Please send application materials and letters via email to the Center for Research on Gender and Women at ruchdoll@wisc.edu.

Applications due: March 11, 2022

Criteria for selection: The significance, originality, and innovation of the proposal; the potential contribution of the proposed research to feminist scholarship; and the applicant’s scholarly record. Applicants should also indicate how they intend to participate in the activities of Gender and Women’s Studies and the Center for Research on Gender and Women.

Announcement of Award: April 1, 2022

Additional information: Please call the Center for Research on Gender and Women (CRGW) at 608-263-2053 or contact the Director of the CRGW, Dr. Christine Garlough, clgarlough@wisc.edu.


Fellowship Publications:

Marín-Spiotta, E., Barnes, R. T., Berhe, A. A., Hastings, M. G., Mattheis, A., Schneider, B., & Williams. B. M. (2020). “Hostile climates are barriers to diversifying the geosciences.” Advances in Geosciences, 53, 117–127.