shortcut to content

Minnesota State University, Mankato

Minnesota State University, Mankato
Commission on the Status of Women

Research and Professional Development Grants

Page address:

Stipends of up to $500 are available to students and employees to conduct research or to attend professional conferences 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, 2014.

Fall 2013 application deadline is November 8th, 2013.

Spring 2014 application deadline is February 28th, 2014.


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:


Eric Sprankle (Assistant Professor): Leading undegraduate students to create individual, independent research projects related to sexuality and gender issues

Sarah Hagedon & Cecelia Hubbart (Undergraduate Students): Consent Campaign "to change the current sexual culture that promotes rape and violence against women at MNSU"

Ashley Shields (Graduate Student): Research Project Titled "Stereotypes of Black Female Athletes in Athletics"

Jenelle Haddad (Adjunct Professor): Attending Gender and Women's Studies Association conference

Queen Booker (Professor): Attending Inaugural Women of Color in the Academy conference

Jennifer Londgren (Doctoral Student): Research Project titled "Women's Experiences of Parenting While in Recovery: What are the Implications for Practicioners?" 


Spring grant recipients:


Heidi Sampson (Undergraduate Student): Research Project Titled "´╗┐Emotional Abusers and Their Effects on Custodial Arrangements Post-Divorce"

Laura Harrison (Assistant Professor): Research Project Titled "Supporting and Empowering Mothers in the Academe: Strategies for Institutional Change and Individual Agency"

Laura Maki (Doctoral Student): Research Project Titled "Understanding College Women's Mentoring Experiences: Findings and Implications for Practice"

Chelsea Barr (Undergraduate Student): Research Project studying "marginalized representatives in political careers" 

Maria Baxter-Nuamah (Director, Advancement Relations): Research Project "designed to document barriers and managment of those barriers in achieving senior level administrative positons [among African American women]"