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Dissertation Grants in Women's Studies

The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation


The Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Fellowships in Women's Studies encourage original and significant research about women that crosses disciplinary, regional, or cultural boundaries. Previous Fellows have explored such topics as sterilization and reproductive rights; women’s political presence worldwide; gender, culture, and prospects for girl’s education and women’s literacy; and Middle East feminists. The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation offers both Women’s Studies Dissertation Fellowships and WW-Johnson & Johnson Dissertation Fellowships in Women’s Health. See Women’s Health for more information.


Students in doctoral programs who have completed all pre-dissertation requirements in any field of study at graduate schools in the United States. Candidates must have completed all pre-dissertation requirements, including approval of the dissertation proposal and expect to complete their dissertations by the summer of 2006. Candidates who are within a few months of completing their work should not apply.


Fellows will receive $3,000 to be used for expenses connected with the dissertation. These may include, but are not limited to, travel, books, microfilming, taping, and computer services. Fellowships will be announced in late January 2005.

Dates and Deadlines

All applications, proposals and other materials must be received by October 11, 2004

For complete guideline and application information please contact

The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation
Dept. WS · CN 5281
Princeton, NJ 08543-5281
(609) 452-7007

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