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 for currently enrolled graduate and professional students. 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:
- Student’s CV
- 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. Please be sure to give a title for your proposal.”
- One page budget and justification
- Transcript (unofficial is OK)
- One faculty letter of recommendation (to be submitted separately by faculty member)
Conditions of Award
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.
- Currently enrolled graduate and professional students. A Gender/ and Women’s Studies Ph.D. minor is not necessary but encouraged
- Research or advocacy topic or career trajectory relevant to reproductive health, rights, and justice.
For more information about this scholarship, please visit the program site