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.

***Spring 2015 deadline is Friday February 27th! *** 


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 fall 2014 grant recipients!


Fall grant recipients:

Amy Dahlheimer

Caitlyn Brady 

Debra Blashko

Janet Anderson

Jenny Stratton

Linda Clavel

Medea Myhra

Trisha Stoner

Sarah Richards 

Sadie Anderson