Deborah A. Hobbins Graduate Student Award in Reproductive Health, Rights, and Justice

The Center for Research on Gender and Women offers a competitive award to support research and/or advocacy pertaining to reproductive health, rights, and justice. The intended purposes of this award are twofold: first, to support the scholarly and career trajectories of future professionals in this topic area; second, to advance the reproductive health, rights, and justice of residents of Wisconsin and beyond.

This award is named in honor of Deborah A. Hobbins, a former UW-Madison Foundation employee and longtime Madison-area supporter of abortion, contraception, and other reproductive health services. The award has been generously donated by Deborah’s friend and colleague, Jeanne Bissell.

Ideally, the award will support a specific research and/or advocacy project pertaining to reproductive health, rights, and justice. However, students may also put the award toward more general educational or living expenses, as long as they can clarify how their academic and career trajectory is

How to Apply
Visit to the Wisconsin Scholarship Hub (WiSH) to apply for Department of Gender and Women’s Studies scholarships by logging in to your WiSH dashboard or by using the Sign In button in the top-right corner of your screen. The application for this scholarship will need to include:

  1. Student’s CV
  2. Project proposal, double spaced, 1,500 – 2,000 words. If there is not a specific project, the applicant may write about their scholarly or career trajectory.
  3. One page budget and justification
  4. Transcript (unofficial is OK)
  5. One faculty letter of recommendation (to be submitted separately by faculty member)

Conditions of Award

  1. Currently enrolled graduate and professional students. A Gender/ and Women’s Studies Ph.D. minor is not necessary but encouraged
  2. Research or advocacy topic or career trajectory relevant to reproductive health, rights, and justice.
Selection will be made on the basis of excellence in academic work by a committee appointed by the Research Committee of the Department of Gender and Women’s Studies.

For more information about this scholarship, please visit the program site

Award
Up to $5,000
Organizations
Department of Gender and Women's Studies
Deadline
11/01/2019
Supplemental Questions
  1. Please provide your curriculum vitae.
  2. Have you completed a minor or graduate certificate in Gender and Women's Studies? (preferred, not required)
  3. Please upload your project proposal, double spaced, 1,500 – 2,000 words. If there’s not a specific project, the applicant may write about their scholarly or career trajectory. A pdf is the preferred document type.
  4. Please provide a one page budget and justification.
  5. Please upload a letter of recommendation for this student. This student has applied for a scholarship from Gender and Women Studies department.