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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Projects of the Year and Grants

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Project of the Year 

Each spring, the Commission recognizes and awards three projects of the year; one each for an undergraduate student, graduate student and faculty/staff member. These awards recognize student and faculty/staff excellence in creative and/or scholarly endeavors that pertain to women and/or gender-related issues that impact women. We invite students and faculty/staff members to submit original work for consideration. Award recipients will be honored at the annual Women of Courage and Vision reception in spring semester.


Research and Professional Development Grant

Grants of up to $500 are available throughout the year for campus community members who plan to conduct research or attend professional development opportunities concerned with the status of women and/or gender related issues. Grants are advertised and issued mid-semester in both fall and spring. All grant applications for research projects will also be considered for our Project of the Year Award.


For further information and to instructions on how to apply, please visit the Project of the Year and Grants pages:

Project of the Year

Research and Professional Development Grants


Past Recipients


Congratulations to the Fall 2017 grant recipients!

Jean Mcgraw

Salome Kushindana

Lori Marti

Anne Kerber

Michelle Anklan


Congratulations to the Spring 2018 grant recipients!

Alexandra Rachko

Antonia Felix

Elizabeth Manderfeld

Gretah Kangas

Julie Dornack

Kaltrina Rezniqi

Krista McNally

Lauren Hensley



Contact Shalinie Bandaranayaka at with any questions.