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Susan McKay International Research Fund

Gender and Women's Studies Program

Susan McKay Women's International Research Fund 

The Gender and Women's Studies Program is pleased to offer funding to promote internationally-focused research that addresses women's and girls’ human rights, inter- and intrastate conflict, and peace.  This program is made possible through the generous contributions of Dr. Susan McKay and donations from friends of Gender and Women's Studies.

Purpose 

The McKay Scholarship supports internationally focused, feminist, interdisciplinary analyses of peace and security.  Specifically, the Scholarship seeks to back research that proactively addresses women's and girls’ human rights, armed conflict, crisis management, peace studies, and human security.  Although a broad range of projects will be considered, the following are examples of the research that this fund is intended to address:

  • a study of how armed conflict promotes sex trafficking and/or gender-based violence of girls and women
  • a comparative analysis of geo-political regions of women's peace building initiatives
  • a research project to develop the applicant's ability to teach curricular content about experiences of women/girls in situations of conflict during the past decade, with emphasis on non-state actors
  • an analysis of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace, and Security (2002) and/or UN 1820 (2008) within country-specific contexts

Eligibility

Graduate student or faculty

Awards

$2,000 annually   

Types of Support

The fund seeks to enhance feminist research and dissemination of research findings regarding women and girls, armed conflict, and peace.  Recipients may be from any unit on campus.

The following expenses can be covered by this award: 

  • Research support, including travel, equipment, supplies and other purchases if all of such items are directly related to the purposes of the fund.
  • Graduate student thesis/dissertation support including travel, equipment, supplies and other purchases if all of such items are directly related to the purposes of the fund.

Application Process 

Deadline: Friday. March 3rd, 2017

The application is available here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1IkjolXcAeVBAT-vdmIdCZp1T9tn-jxNjs4zWdjuomEI/edit?usp=sharing. Don't forget to explain the relevance of the research to the fund's purpose. Please see Dr. Stephanie Anderson (redhead@uwyo.edu), Department of Political Science, for additional information.

2015-2016 Susan McKay Women's International Research Fund Award Lectures:

Lali Asali-McKayJess White-McKay

Jess White (MFA Candidate): "Buy and Save: How Social Businesses in

Cambodia Package Charity for Sale”    

                          

Lali Asali (Ph.D. Candidate): "Palestinian Girls: Accessing Education and Human Rights"


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