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Grants and Project of the Year

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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.

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.


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

Research and Professional Development Grants

Project of the Year

Past Recipients


Congratulations to the Spring 2018 grant recipients!

Alexandra Rachko

Antonia Felix

Elizabeth Manderfeld

Gretah Kangas

Julie Dornack

Kaltrina Rezniqi

Krista McNally

Lauren Hensley


Congratulations to the Fall 2019 grant recipients!

Patti Radford

Lamees Hamed

Taem Gelaw

Benazir Ali

Susan Moon

Lu Yan

Laura Farrell

Ashley Hansen

Diamond Yusuf

Kimberly Sommers

Frida Farstad Eriksson

Mikaela Fisher

Emily Houghton


Contact Alena Joseph at with any questions.