Research Funding for Graduate Students

CEW Riecker Graduate Student Research Grants

CEW offers Graduate Student Research Grants of up to $1,500 for student-designed, student-conducted academic research on topics related to CEW's mission with a gender focus. These awards are intended for University of Michigan graduate students who are doing degree-required dissertation or thesis research.

Acceptable research topics have a gender focus, in such areas as--

1.     leadership

2.     education and careers

3.     growth and development

4.     health and well-being

5.     political and social status and

6.     similar areas of gender-based interest.

​The CEW Riecker Graduate Student Research grants are not intended to support travel for conference attendance and presentations. Nor are they to support travel and activities that are primarily for experiential learning, service learning, internships, study abroad programs, or similar enrichment programs not specifically tied to degree-required, student-designed research project.

Graduate students will be eligible for a research grant only once during the course of any degree program. Receipt of a grant does not preclude eligibility for other forms of CEW financial support.

Applications for 2017-2018 will be accepted in mid-March 2017. The link will be added here as soon as the application is available.

Congratulations to all who were awarded Riecker Graduate Student Research Grants! Click here to read about all the awardees.

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The Menakka and Essel Bailey Graduate Fellowships

In addition, CEW offers the Menakka and Essel Bailey Graduate Fellowship. It supports graduate students’ research conducted in applicable countries abroad.