Open to all eligible graduate students, university-wide

Through the generous support of the Coca-Cola Foundation, the Critical Difference for Women Program at the Ohio State University will award up to 3 dissertation and terminal Masters/MFA grants this year. Grants are intended to fund research and other activities that go into the preparation of a dissertation, thesis for a terminal Masters, or an MFA project. The grants competition is administered by the Department of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies and the Coca-Cola Critical Difference for Women Research Grants Committee, made up of 9 faculty from 5 Colleges. The number of grants depends on availability of funds and grants may not exceed $1,000 for a 12-month period.

Objectives

The specific objectives of the fund are to:

  • encourage analysis and research on the perspectives, experiences, and issues of interest to women in both the U.S. and abroad;
  • promote the development of knowledge, theories, representations, and/or research designs that improve understanding of women’s lives and gender issues;
  • promote interdisciplinary and discipline-based scholarship that expands the boundaries of diverse academic disciplines to incorporate issues of gender and studies of women;
  • support gender research and performances that include a focus on diversity or understudied issues/groups

Projects funded in recent years have come from departments as diverse as Music, Theatre, Engineering, Anthropology, Business, Education, History, English, Geography, Social Work, Comparative Studies, African and African American Studies, Rural Sociology, Political Science, Counseling Psychology, Nursing, Pharmacy, Sociology, and Veterinary Science. Topics have included feminist literature and women authors, women composers and actors, women’s dress as a political act, slave narratives, women’s health, women farmers in Africa, black women activists, lesbians and gay men in a trade union movement, women steelworkers, psychiatric survivor movements, quiltmaking as women’s culture, rape survivors, African American adolescent mothers, community nursing, Asian American women, moral reformers, women and democratization, battered women, Indian women, German women, women with cancer, clerical workers, healers, Jewish women, Caribbean women, women’s narratives, workplace injuries, recruitment of women athletes, gender and sexuality in Second Life, sex trafficking, community dance programs, etc.

Eligibility

Applications for graduate studies grants for dissertation research may be submitted by Ph.D. candidates who will have passed general examinations prior to the award period. Failure to meet this condition will result in withdrawal of an award. We regret that we cannot provide funding for dissertation writing, only for research. Only those who have never received a Coca-Cola CDW grant are eligible. Note: no funds will be disbursed prior to the start date of the grant. The grant start date normally is July 1. No funds will be disbursed until a student has passed general examinations and received IRB approval (if relevant) even if this takes place after July 1. Expenses incurred prior to July 1 cannot be reimbursed under any circumstances.

Students who must submit a thesis or a project to fulfill requirements for a terminal Masters, MBA, or MFA also may be eligible. The student’s advisor must verify that the thesis or project is a requirement and that a Masters or equivalent degree is the terminal degree in the student’s field at the national level. See the explanation of covered expenses and application requirements below. Only those who have never received a Coca-Cola CDW grant are eligible. Note: no funds will be disbursed prior to the start date of the grant. The grant start date normally is July 1. Expenses incurred prior to July 1 cannot be reimbursed under any circumstances.

Deadline: March 18, 2013
Link: http://wgss.osu.edu/coca-cola-critical-difference-women-research-grants-advanced-graduate-students