The International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) is now accepting applications for the 2018-2019 Mariam K. Chamberlain Award, which honors the legacy of a visionary leader whose contributions to the feminist and social justice movements are evident across the world.
Chamberlain founded Re:Gender – formerly the National Council for Research on Women – in 1981. Under her leadership, Re:Gender grew to become one of the preeminent organizations focused on research on women in the United States. In 2016, Re:Gender merged with ICRW, where we continue to advance women’s empowerment and gender equality through a merged global platform.
The $10,000 award will support a first-generation doctoral student, including immigrant students, as they work on a dissertation under the close supervision of a senior dissertation advisor over one academic year. Of the award total, the student will receive $8500, and the advisor will receive $1500. The sum awarded to the student may be used to help fund ongoing research and associated education costs, as well as helping fund potential travel expenses related to the Award for both the student and the advisor.
“2017 was our first year administering the Mariam K. Chamberlain Award,” said ICRW’s President Sarah Degnan Kambou. “We were deeply impressed by the number and breadth of outstanding submissions from doctoral students doing phenomenal work around the globe. I am so pleased that ICRW continues to have the opportunity to provide support for the next generation of researchers through the MKC award. It is an honor to support those students whose work will move the needle in challenging systemic inequalities and overcoming the barriers facing women, girls and marginalized communities worldwide.”
The graduate student’s dissertation must be related to ICRW’s mission to advance gender equity, inclusion and the alleviation of poverty worldwide. ICRW’s main thematic focus areas include violence, rights and inclusion; women’s economic empowerment; and global health, youth and development.
Applications are due by 11:59 p.m. EST on Monday, September 10, 2018.