Women’s Philanthropy Institute at Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy accepting applications through May 31
Applications are currently being accepted for the Women’s Philanthropy Institute (WPI) Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship. The one-year, $5,000 fellowship supports doctoral dissertation research and writing that contributes to understanding of women’s philanthropy or gender differences in philanthropic behavior.
Ph.D. candidates from accredited graduate schools in the United States who have successfully completed their coursework and defended their dissertation proposal are encouraged to apply. The application deadline for the 2020 fellowship is May 31.
The WPI Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship advances research to expand the base of knowledge on women’s philanthropy. Since 2009, the fellowship has supported emerging scholars in a range of academic disciplines, such as philanthropic studies, nonprofit management, higher education, economics, history, anthropology and religious studies.
Previous fellowship recipients have studied diverse topics, including Jewish women’s philanthropy and social change, women’s philanthropy initiatives at higher education institutions, the gender composition of nonprofit boards, and the history of gospel rescue missions.
Last year’s fellowship recipient, Hannah Ontiveros of Duke University, is exploring American aid to South Korea in the wake of the Korean War and how American missionary organizations and NGOs created a network of aid that supported U.S. economic, military and cultural influence. Her research highlights how government, military and United Nations officials turned to Christian organizations in particular to provide caring labor primarily carried out by women workers.
About the Women’s Philanthropy Institute
The Women’s Philanthropy Institute is part of the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. WPI increases understanding of women’s philanthropy through rigorous research and education, interpreting and sharing these insights broadly to improve philanthropy. Follow us on Twitter @WPIinsights and “Like” us on Facebook.
About the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy
The Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at IUPUI is dedicated to improving philanthropy to improve the world by training and empowering students and professionals to be innovators and leaders who create positive and lasting change. The school offers a comprehensive approach to philanthropy through its academic, research, and international programs and through The Fund Raising School, Lake Institute on Faith & Giving, Women’s Philanthropy Institute, and Mays Family Institute on Diverse Philanthropy. Follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn, or Instagram and “Like” us on Facebook.