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Fellowships & Scholarships

Fellowships, Scholarships, and Prizes For Faculty

Applications for Summer 2018 awards are due Monday, April 30, 2018.

Congratulations to our 2017 recipients!

Jennifer Vardeman-Winter (Communication) - Faculty Summer Fellowship - $4000
Sarah Luna (WGSS) - Faculty Summer Fellowship - $4000
Maria A. Monserud (Sociology) - WGSS Faculty Travel Grant - $500

Congratulations to 2017 recipients and thanks to all who applied!

All application material or essays should be submitted to the Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies Program at Submission directions are detailed below.

Submission instructions for all applications:

  1. Submit the application materials to by the deadline. Materials should be submitted as a single PDF, arranged in the order listed, using the following naming convention: lastname_abbreviatedgrantname_year.pdf.
  2. In your email, please submit the name of one reference who has agreed to send supporting letters (when applicable) directly to WGSS by the deadline. Recommenders should send letters to the attention of the WGSS Scholarship Review Committee and email them as a PDF attachment to

Faculty Awards

  • 2 WGSS Faculty Summer Fellowship - $4,000
  • WGSS Faculty Travel Grant - $500

Faculty Awards

WGSS Faculty Summer Fellowship - $4,000

  • In support of summer work on a research project having to do with women, gender and/or sexuality.
  • Must be UH faculty member. Preference may be given to those who have taught a course or courses cross-listed in Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies or to those who are members of the Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies Faculty Affiliates.
  • Submit: 
    • A description (3 pages maximum) of summer project
    • C.V.
    • 2 letters of reference
    • a list of any WGSS cross-listed courses you have taught.
  • Please include in your description a sense of the length of the project (article, book, part thereof, etc.) as well as of your anticipated date of completion.  Please note if you would use this money to support travel to an archive or other research site, though travel is not required.
  • Combine all materials (excluding letters) in a single pdf and submit to following the Submission Instructions outlined at the top of this page.

WGSS Faculty Travel Grant - $500

  • For travel to a professional meeting/conference relevant to the recipient's research or teaching in WGSS. Payable as reimbursement of receipts for expenses or for purchase of ticket before travel.  Travel must occur after May 15, 2018 and receive prior authorization.
  • Open to full time UH faculty who have taught a WGSS cross-listed course, members of the WGSS Faculty Affiliate group, or graduate students with primary teaching responsibility for a course listed under WGSS.
  • Submit: 
    • memo stating the name, date and location of the meeting and the role you will be playing there (paper presenter, panel chair, etc.)
    • outline of a simple budget
    • a description of how participation in this meeting will enhance your WGSS work.
  • Combine all materials in a single pdf and submit to following the Submission Instructions outlined at the top of this page.

Please contact the WGSS office for additional information or for applications.
Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies Program
Room 624 Agnes Arnold Hall

Past Winners - 2015 recipients!

Margot Backus (English) - Faculty Summer Fellowship - $4000
Eric Walther (History) - Faculty Summer Fellowship - $4000
Samantha Kwan (Sociology) - WGSS faculty travel grant - $500

Congratulations to 2015 recipients and thanks to all who applied!