Apply for the Women’s Council Graduate Assistance Fund

UMKC Women’s Council 2014 Graduate Assistance Fund application process is open until 5:00 p.m., December 2nd.  Female graduate students in a post-baccalaureate approved program of study may apply.

Funding requests are up to $2,000, and the funds may be used for research projects, scholarly activities, travel-to-present papers, workshop attendance, and other special needs.

For more information on eligible requests go to www.umkcwc.org and click on Apply Now.  For specific questions, please email wcouncil@umkc.edu or call (816) 235-2452.

 

 

WGS Graduate Research Grant Applications Now Available

Purpose

Women’s and Gender Studies offers research or travel grants of up to $750 for graduate student research initiatives or conference presentations with a Women’s and/or Gender Studies focus. For the 2013 fall semester, WGS has a total of $3,000 to disburse. Please note that applications for graduate student research grants will ONLY be accepted in Fall 2013.

Types of projects funded

Awards are granted for various types of research activities and research needs, including:

  • travel costs to research sites
  • presentation of original research at symposia/conferences
  • research equipment & supplies
  • duplication of archival materials (microfilm, DVD, photocopies, etc.)*
  • literature to support a new project (including theses, dissertations, journal articles, etc.)*

*an itemized list is required to request monies for these purposes

Eligibility

WGS Research Grants are open to graduate students whose research has a WGS focus. Applicants can resubmit an unsuccessful proposal one time only. Grant winners must wait one year from the end of their projects before applying for another WGS Research Grant. Successful applicants will need to supply a departmental account number (excluding gifts and grants) to which the funds can be transferred.

Application Procedures

Applications should include the following:

  1. application form
  2. project abstract (no more than 250 words)
  3. proposal & budget (no more than 5 pages, double-spaced) should include:
  • a detailed explanation of the project
  • a statement of how this project fits into current and future research plans
  • a statement about the importance of the project for the enhancement of WGS at UMKC
  • a description of the anticipated outcome of the project (conference presentation, publication, etc)
  • an itemized budget, detailing expenditures and a justification for those expenditures. Note that students are also encouraged to seek matching funds from their departments or other sources.
  • Note that the System per diem is $42/day [$21/day for fewer than 12 hours] and that mileage should be calculated at the university rate of $.525 per mile. More information on System reimbursement policies can be found at: http://www.umsystem.edu/ums/rules/bpm/ 
  1. curriculum vitae
  2. brief statement from a mentor that the project is viable and that the student is actively working on it (note that this does not need to be a full recommendation letter).

Application Deadline

Applications should be submitted to Dr. Brenda Bethman via email (bethmanb@umkc.edu) by Friday, November 2, 2013. Awards will be announced in mid- to late November. Monies can used for projects that will take place between September 1, 2013 and August 31, 2014.

Post Project

At the end of the project, the  student is expected to do one or more of the following:

  • submit a one-page written report to the Director of WGS
  • provide a short oral report to the WGS faculty at the next regular meeting
  • give a formal presentation to WGS faculty/students.

Review Process

The WGS Graduate Research Grants for Fall 2013 will be the Director of WGS and a member of the Women’s & Gender Studies Program Review Committee. No critiques of proposals (successful or not) will be provided.

 

WGS Graduate Student Research Grant Applications Due March 11

UMKC WGS Graduate Student Research Grants
Guidelines – Spring 2013

Purpose

Women’s and Gender Studies offers research or travel grants of up to $750 for graduate student research initiatives or conference presentations with a Women’s and/or Gender Studies focus. For the 2013 spring semester, WGS has a total of $1,500 to disburse.

Types of projects funded

Awards are granted for various types of research activities and research needs, including:

  • travel costs to research sites
  • presentation of original research at symposia/conferences
  • research equipment & supplies
  • duplication of archival materials (microfilm, DVD, photocopies, etc.)*
  • literature to support a new project (including theses, dissertations, journal articles, etc.)*

*an itemized list is required to request monies for these purposes

Eligibility

WGS Research Grants are open to graduate students whose research has a WGS focus. Applicants can resubmit an unsuccessful proposal one time only. Grant winners must wait one year from the end of their projects before applying for another WGS Research Grant. Successful applicants will need to supply a departmental account number (excluding gifts and grants) to which the funds can be transferred.

Application Procedures

Applications should include the following:

  • application form
  • project abstract (no more than 250 words)
  • proposal & budget (no more than 5 pages, double-spaced) should include:
    • a detailed explanation of the project
    • a statement of how this project fits into current and future research plans
    • a statement about the importance of the project for the enhancement of WGS at UMKC
    • a description of the anticipated outcome of the project (conference presentation, publication, etc)
    • an itemized budget, detailing expenditures and a justification for those expenditures. Note that students are also encouraged to seek matching funds from their departments or other sources.
    • Note that the System per diem is $42/day [$21/day for fewer than 12 hours] and that mileage should be calculated at the university rate of $.525 per mile. More information on System reimbursement policies can be found at: http://www.umsystem.edu/ums/rules/bpm/
  • curriculum vitae
  • brief statement from a mentor that the project is viable and that the student is actively working on it (note that this does not need to be a full recommendation letter).

Application Deadline

Applications should be submitted to Dr. Brenda Bethman via email (bethmanb@umkc.edu) by Monday, March 11, 2013. Awards will be announced in early April. Monies can used for projects that take place between September 2012 and August 31, 2013.

Post Project

At the end of the project, the  student is expected to do one or more of the following:

  • submit a one-page written report to the Director of WGS
  • provide a short oral report to the WGS faculty at the next regular meeting
  • give a formal presentation to WGS faculty/students.

Review Process

The WGS Graduate Research Grant applications for Spring 2013 will be reviewed by the Director of Women’s and Gender Studies and the Starr Professor. No critiques of proposals (successful or not) will be provided.

WGS Graduate Student Research Grants – Fall 2012

UMKC WGS Graduate Student Research Grants

Guidelines – Fall 2012

 Purpose

Women’s and Gender Studies offers research or travel grants of up to $750 for graduate student research initiatives or conference presentations with a Women’s and/or Gender Studies focus. For the 2012 fall semester, WGS has a total of $1,500 to disburse.

Types of projects funded

Awards are granted for various types of research activities and research needs, including:

  • travel costs to research sites
  • presentation of original research at symposia/conferences
  • research equipment & supplies
  • duplication of archival materials (microfilm, DVD, photocopies, etc.)*
  • literature to support a new project (including theses, dissertations, journal articles, etc.)*

*an itemized list is required to request monies for these purposes

Eligibility

WGS Research Grants are open to graduate students whose research has a WGS focus. Applicants can resubmit an unsuccessful proposal one time only. Grant winners must wait one year from the end of their projects before applying for another WGS Research Grant. Successful applicants will need to supply a departmental account number (excluding gifts and grants) to which the funds can be transferred.

Application Procedures

Applications should include the following:

  1. application form
  2. project abstract (no more than 250 words)
  3. proposal & budget (no more than 5 pages, double-spaced) should include:
  • a detailed explanation of the project
  • a statement of how this project fits into current and future research plans
  • a statement about the importance of the project for the enhancement of WGS at UMKC
  • a description of the anticipated outcome of the project (conference presentation, publication, etc)
  • an itemized budget, detailing expenditures and a justification for those expenditures. Note that students are also encouraged to seek matching funds from their departments or other sources.
  • Note that the System per diem is $42/day [$21/day for fewer than 12 hours] and that mileage should be calculated at the university rate of $.525 per mile. More information on System reimbursement policies can be found at: http://www.umsystem.edu/ums/rules/bpm/

Also include your curriculum vitae and a brief statement from a mentor that the project is viable and that the student is actively working on it (note that this does not need to be a full recommendation letter).

Application Deadline

Applications should be submitted to Dr. Brenda Bethman via email (bethmanb@umkc.edu) by Friday, October 12, 2012. Awards will be announced in mid- to late October. Monies can used for projects that will take place between September 1, 2012 and August 31, 2013.    WGS Graduate Research Grant App F12    WGS Research Grant Guidelines F12

Post Project

At the end of the project, the  student is expected to do one or more of the following:

  • submit a one-page written report to the Director of WGS
  • provide a short oral report to the WGS faculty at the next regular meeting
  • give a formal presentation to WGS faculty/students.

Review Process

The WGS Graduate Research Grants for Fall 2012 will be reviewed by the Director of Womens’ and Gender Studies  and the Starr Professor. No critiques of proposals (successful or not) will be provided.

 

WGS Announces 2012 Faculty and Graduate Student Research Grant Awards

Congratulations to the following UMKC faculty and graduate students, recipients of the 2012 Women’s and Gender Studies research grants.

Faculty Research Grants Awarded
Professor Jennifer Frangos, Department of English Language and Literature
“Anne Lister and Mary Diana Dods: Gender Fluidity in Romantic-Era Britain and the History of Same-Sex Desire”

Professor Kristi Holsinger, Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology
“Girls’ Pathways to Delinquency and Experiences in the Juvenile Justice System: Examining the Intersectionality of their Marginalized identities”

Professor Diane Mutti Burke, Department of History
“Scattered People: Refugees in the Civil War South”

Graduate Student Research Grants Awarded
Laura Cardwell, Department of Economics
“The Woman Question: A History of Economic Thought Perspective”

Jarrod Roark, Department of English
“Concerning Hacks and Coaches: Mark Twain’s Reports on the Space Betwixt Eve and the Devil, 1862-1864”

 Samantha Zuber, Department of History
“Lady Anne Clifford: The Influences of Greatness”

 

 

 

Art History Graduate Students Present Papers

Susan Crowe, recent Art History MA graduate, and Licia Clifton-James, Art History MA student, presented their papers at the recent Midwest Art History Society meeting in Wichita, Kansas.

Ms. Crowe’s paper is entitled Edmonia Lewis vs. James Peck Thomas.  She is now a lecturer at the University of Missouri-St. Louis.

Ms. Clifton-James’s paper is entitled Making the Connection: J.B. Murray and Scripts and Forms of Africa.

 

Women’s Council Graduate Assistance Fund Now Accepting Online Applications

UMKC Women’s Council Graduate Assistance Fund is now accepting online applications for 2012 GAF fellowships to assist UMKC women students in post-baccalaureate approved programs.  Established in 1971, GAF funds are designed to assit with the completion of requirements for graduate and first professional degrees, to help facilitate studies beyond the classroom, and to enrich and encourage educational experiences.

Eligible applicants are UMKC women graduate students in a post-baccalaureate approved program of study in Arts and Sciences, SBS, Bloch School, Conservatory, School of Education, School of Computing and Engineering, Nursing, and Graduate Studies and first professional women students in Dentistry, Law, Medicine and Pharmacy.  A student may only submit one application to the Women’s Council per year.  Students funded in previous years may reapply as long as a final report is on file in the WC office.  Past recipients may call to confirm reports on file.

The deadline for applications is Wednesday, December 14, 5:00 p.m.    The Women’s Council urges faculty and staff to encourage eligible women graduate students to seek this funding opportunity.    Please visit the Women’s Council website for more information about GAF and to access the online application.