Boyd Williams Dissertation Grant for Research on Women and Work
Deadline: the next deadline will be in January 2024
Award(s): Notifications for graduate funding awards will be sent by early March.
Grants of $2,000 will be awarded for doctoral dissertation expenses such as books, travel, production or exhibition costs, software, data collection, payment of subjects, or other types of support needed to complete the project.
Applicants must be University of Michigan Ph.D. students in any field. Students who have received this award in the past are not eligible to apply.
Criteria for Awards:
- Centrality of focus on women and work
- Anticipated contribution of the project to scholarship or creative work on women and work
- Inclusion of appropriate attention to issues of race/ethnicity, sexuality, class, nationality, or other differences
- Quality of the scholarship or creative activity
- Clarity of the project description
- Use of an interdisciplinary approach to scholarship or creative activity
- Plausibility of the proposed budget
- Good standing in the applicant’s academic program
- Contribution of the project to the applicant’s professional development
Complete the Online Application through InfoReady (applications will open in late fall) and submit it along with additional documents:
1. Statement of how your project fits into your graduate career and professional development (250 words)
2. Project Title
3. Project Abstract (100 word summary) & Description (800 words)
- The description should include the goals, methods, and significance of your project in terms that are understandable by scholars from many disciplines.
- This will be reviewed by an interdisciplinary committee.
4. Project Budget and Statement of Expected Funding
5. One (1) letter of recommendation from a professor addressing your overall educational and career plan.
6. Curriculum Vitae
7. Unofficial Transcript(s) of graduate work from the University of Michigan
- U-M transcripts may be official or unofficial, and should be uploaded directly to the online application in InfoReady
- Letter of support must be uploaded directly from the letter-writer through IRWG's InfoReady portal.
- Human Subjects Review: Compliance with all appropriate regulations governing conduct of research will be required. Research proposals involving the use of human subjects will be subject to project review and approval by the appropriate IRB. It is the responsibility of the applicant to obtain IRB approval.