New Award from AAUW for Scholar in Residence

Pamela Saunders (
Thu, 23 Jul 1998 11:42:16 -0500

AAUW has introduced two new Awards. The Research
Scholar-in-Residence Award and the University Scholar-in-Residence

University Scholar-in-Residence Award

Colleges and universities may apply for funding for a new University
Scholar-in-Residence to support a woman scholar to undertake and
disseminate research on gender and equity for women and girls.
Institutions may use the funds either to bring a qualified scholar to the
institution for a fixed period of time or to designate an individual currently
at the institution to undertake project activities that would not occur
without such support.

Stipend: Not to exceed $50,000 for a one-year project or $100,000 for a
two-year project.

Qualifications: Proposals must include both research activities on gender
and equity and dissemination of findings. Successful proposals will be
crafted to achieve impact across the institution, or among departments or
schools, rather than in a single department.

Selection Criteria and Process: Proposals will be evaluated on the basis
of overall feasibility; qualifications of key personnel; and likely impact of
the project.

Institutions are strong encouraged to submit a five-page letter of intent
describing the project and its intended outcomes by September 15, 1998.

Letter of Intent due: September 15, 1998
Proposals due: November 15, 1998
Award announced: January 15, 1999
Funding begins: July 1, 1999

Please send all correspondence to:
AAUW Educational Foundation
Scholar-in-Residence Awards
1111 16th Street NW
Washington, DC 20036

Research Scholar-in-Residence Award

Women may apply for a Research Scholar-in-Residence award to
address the higher education experience of women including topics of
institutional culture, transitions to work, technology/distance learning,
mentoring in non-traditional fields, persistence, and diversity.

The Foundation will provide financial support on a full-time basis for an
individual to conduct specific research activties on topics mentioned
above. The Scholar-in-Residence will be expected to spend time in
Washington and to interact with staff and board members, but formal
residence in Washington DC is not required.

Stipend: Up to $45,000 for up to 12 months, as determined by the
nature and duration of the research project proposed. Some benefits
may be available.

Qualifications: The application process is informatl with priority given
to candidates will demonstrated knowledge of and experience with
women's issues in higher education. Preference will be given to those
with three to five years experience in research and/or information
analysis. A master's or doctorate is required.

Selection Criteria: Proposals will be evaluated on the basis of
relevance to the Foundation's agenda, qualifications of the researcher,
likely impact of the project, and its potential contribution to knowledge of
equity issues in higher education. Women of color are strongly
encouraged to apply.

Award made: November 15, 1998
Program begins: January 1999

To be considered, submit a five-page proposal; a resume; salary
requirements; and names, addressed, and telephone numbers of three
professional references by September 15, 1998 to:

AAUW Educational Foundation
Research Scholar-in-Residence Award
1111 16th St., NW
Washington, DC 20036
phone: (202) 728-7602

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