Research and Professional Development Grants

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Stipends of up to $500 are available to students and employees to conduct research or to attend professional development opportunities concerned with the status of women and / or gender related issues.The Commission is not able to fund equipment requests or incentives.

Grants are awarded in fall and spring. All activities for which funds are being used must occur before June 1, 2015.

***Fall 2014 application is November 7th! *** 

Spring 2015 application deadline has not been set yet. Please check back soon. 


First time recipients are especially encouraged to apply. All faculty and staff expecting to be employed the semester following the grant period of the award are eligible to apply.

RSO members applying for grants must complete individual applications.

Proposals are accepted for upcoming or recent fall semester activities. 

Students must be enrolled at time that money is dispersed.

Incomplete or late proposals will not be accepted.

Please submit electronic proposals to

Please note: If awarded, all paperwork must be turned in according to the date on award letter. Awardees will lose funding if paperwork is not completed by specified deadline.

Congratulations to the 2012-2013 grant recipients!


Fall grant recipients:

Renee Bowman (faculty): Attending Women in Aviation Conference

Brittany Mitchell (staff): Attending Construction Expo Conference


Spring grant recipients:

Linda Clavel (staff): Attending HOW Design LIVE conference

Laura Maki (doctoral student): Project titled "An Ecological Examination of Women's Leadership Experiences in Higher Education"

Shelby Flegel (undergraduate student): Attending Midwestern Psychological Association Conference

Omolayo Ogunnowo: (undergraduate student): Presenting a project at the National Conference for Undergraduate Research