"Working at the CWE helped me to connect the feminist and queer theory I was reading and writing about to the way that gender and sexuality inform people's lived experiences outside of the context of scholarship. This relationship has informed my commitment to producing scholarship that is relevant to contemporary social problems, movements, and relations. The financial support that the CWE fellowship provided and the flexibility of hours to do research and writing were instrumental in helping me to progress towards the completion of my dissertation."
- former CWE Fellow
"It is a fellowship that is especially well-suited to graduate students who are considering careers outside of the professorship track, and I fear there are fewer and fewer of those available despite increasing need for them. I also think that it provides a unique space for graduate students with an interest in gender issues to experience what engaging with those issues looks like ‘on the ground’ in people's lives."
- former CWE fellow
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The Center for Women at Emory (CWE) will support one advanced graduate student for academic year 2013-2014. The CWE Graduate Fellowship provides an opportunity for graduate students to put theory and research “into practice” in a very hands-on, practical way. The fellowship will be particularly attractive to those interested in
The CWE provides opportunities for the critical exploration of local, national, and global gender issues. We also advocate for gender equity throughout the university and provide feminist leadership development opportunities for students. Through our many initiatives, we offer education on gender issues, support public scholarship and engaged learning, and provide a platform for women's voices and experiences to be heard.
Fellows work at the CWE 20 hours per week and are assigned a variety of tasks and projects. Fellows may also have opportunities to pursue their own interests in relation to Center’s mission by developing their own events and programs. Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following: advising and assisting student groups associated with the CWE; serving as a mentor to other students; organizing educational programs; assisting with university community and diversity initiatives related to issues such as faculty diversity and the nondiscrimination policy; completing research projects; performing administrative/clerical work; collaborating with and assisting other CWE staff and students; and participating in CWE programs. We require a fellow who has strong interpersonal and written communication skills, is well organized and detail oriented, has interest in and knowledge of gender issues, and is computer literate. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in quantitative and qualitative research methods and/or web design and graphic arts capabilities.
This is a nine-month fellowship carrying a stipend of $18,000. The recipient will also receive the health insurance subsidy from the Graduate School for the academic year. The fellowship will run from September 1, 2013 to May 31, 2014. The fellow is also required to attend 16 hours of training in August. The training session schedule is flexible and will be determined in conjunction with the fellow.
"The CWE taught me a lot about how to build relationships and build community, especially through personal outreach, and I use those skills on a regular basis in my current position. The CWE fellowship was the first position I held at Emory in which I felt I learned the meaning of the word 'professionalization.' My experience as a CWE fellow helped me learn to present myself as a working professional, not simply as a graduate student or a fledgling college professor."
- former CWE Fellow
To be considered for the fellowship, applicants must:
1) Graduate School Fellowship Cover Sheet, posted on the graduate school website.
2) Curriculum vitae
3) Emory transcript (A copy of an unofficial transcript issued to the student is acceptable.)
4) Statement of interest regarding working at the Center for Women, including experience working on gender issues as a scholar, teacher, volunteer, and/or activist.
5) Letter of support from the dissertation advisor. In addition to addressing the candidate’s suitability for this specific fellowship, the letter should address the candidate’s progress to date on their dissertation, and assess the likelihood that the candidate will complete the dissertation during the fellowship year.
Submit application materials no later than 5 p.m., February 18, 2013 via email in one single PDF file to firstname.lastname@example.org or in person to the Center for Women, Cox Hall, 3rd Floor, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322.
Please note that interviews will take place towards the end of February.
For more information, please email email@example.com or call 404-727-2001.