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The International Center for Research on Women is currently accepting applications for the 2020-2021 Mariam K. Chamberlain Award.


About the Mariam K. Chamberlain Award

Dr. Mariam K. Chamberlain was the founding president of the National Council for Research on Women, which merged with International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) in September 2016. Dr. Chamberlain was a true visionary whose contributions to the feminist and social justice movements can be seen across the world by generations of women. Through a generous matching grant from the Ford Foundation, the organization established the Mariam K. Chamberlain Dissertation Award to honor and extend Mariam’s vision. The Award enabled Re:Gender and now the ICRW to continue Mariam’s work promoting mentorship as well as high-level scholarship. The Mariam K. Chamberlain Dissertation Award creates an opportunity for a first-generation doctoral student, including immigrant students, to continue working on a dissertation under the close supervision of a senior dissertation advisor over an academic year. Of the $10,000 award, $8,500 is awarded to the student and $1,500 is awarded to the student’s advisor(s). For more information about the award and the ICRW, see their website.



Applicants must be first-generation doctoral students pursuing a PhD in the US. who are US citizens, US permanent residents, or non-citizens. Their dissertation topic must be original and relevant to ICRW’s mission to advance gender equity, inclusion, and the alleviation of poverty worldwide.


To apply

Applications must be submitted via the online system by October 14, 2020. In addition to completing the application form, students must submit three academic references, an official transcript, and a CV.

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