Student Enrichment and Travel Scholarship Opportunities
Gender and Women’s Studies encourages our students, both majors and minors, to actively pursue professional and activist development through the attendance and participation at seminars, workshops and professional meetings.
Gender and Women’s Studies will provide (subject to the availability of funds) the costs for transportation, registration and/or fees for attendance at feminist conferences. Requests for travel funds will be evaluated at the time of request. The requests for travel funds will be evaluated on a rolling basis (i.e. there is no due date).
To apply, complete the application
and return to the Gender and Women's Studies office at Ross 100. The application can be obtained on-line
or can be picked up from the Gender and Women's Studies office, Ross Hall 100.
General links to feminist conferences can be found at the following websites. Many professional and activist organizations also have annual conferences.
In addition, we are actively soliciting contributions to both recruit students to Women’s Studies as well as to reward our high achievers. Please see our donations information page for more details.
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 girl's 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.
To support scholarship that proactively addresses women's and girl's human rights, armed conflict, and peace. 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
Graduate student or faculty
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.
Contact Dr. Marianne Kamp, Department of History, for additional information. The application is available on-line or can be picked up in the Gender and Women's Studies main office, Ross Hall 100. The application abstract should specifically address the relevancy of the research to the purpose of the fund. A detailed budget is to be submitted with the application.
Obligations of the recipient
The grantee will present research results at the annual Susan McKay Women's International Research Speaker's Event and will submit a short report of project activities including accounting for expenditures.
Contributions to the fund
Donations to this account can be made directly to the Gender and Women's Studies office or on-line at University of Wyoming Foundation. Please make sure that any contributions you make through online giving are earmarked for Gender and Women’s Studies and this scholarship.