The deadline to apply for the 2015 Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship for research on women’s philanthropy is April 30, the Women’s Philanthropy Institute (WPI) at the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy announced today.
“The fellowship affords WPI the opportunity to encourage emerging scholars and at the same time help build the field of gender and philanthropy research,” said Debra Mesch, Ph.D., director of the institute.
The $5,000, one-year fellowship supports research and dissertation writing that contributes to understanding of women’s philanthropy or gender differences in philanthropic behavior. An important consideration in awarding this fellowship will be the dissertation’s potential impact and its contribution of new research that expands the knowledge base about women’s philanthropy.
Previous recipients include Deborah Skolnick Einhorn (Brandeis University) for her dissertation “The Power of the Purse: Jewish Women’s Philanthropy and Social Change;” Laura Gee (University of California at San Diego), for her studies to better understand how donors, especially women, choose between volunteering, fundraising, and monetary donations; Brent Pieper (Indiana University) for his dissertation on women’s philanthropy programs at higher education institutions and their impact on giving; and Megan Springate (University of Maryland) for her dissertation on women’s holiday houses at the beginning of the 20th century.
Details about the fellowship and the application form are available at the institute’s website.
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