Fellowships & Grants

Fellowships & Grants

Education is the key to gender equality, economic promotion, better health and much more besides. Access to secondary, tertiary and continuing education is, however, still a distant dream for millions of girls and women. The fellowships and grants offered by GWI and its national affiliates support the research, study and training needed to open doors to quality higher and continuing education for women and girls throughout the world.

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Meet the GWI (previously IFUW) International Fellows and Grantees 2014/2015

GWI International Fellowships and Grants support postgraduate research, study and training for women.

The 2014 round of international fellowships and funding is now closed.

National funding offered by GWI affiliates targets all levels of education, from primary and secondary education, to undergraduate studies and postgraduate research, study and training. Read stories from past winners to learn what a difference educational funding can make to women. These awards are made possible through the generous support of GWI members and friends. You can help by making a donation, however large or small. For award details and eligibility requirements, click on International Awards or National Awards.

GWI is pleased to announce the following successful applicants for the 2014/2015 GWI International Fellowships and Grants:

  • Funds for Women Graduates Fellowship: Yovitha Sedekia of Tanzania, Family planning services for women who want to delay their first pregnancy in Southern Tanzania; a mixed methods study of perceptions, demand and service provision (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK).
  • CFUW A. Vibert Douglas International Fellowship: Laura Jan Obermuller of Guyana, My Guyana El Dorado, alluring to all: Lokono Arawaks and Akawaios perspectives on RDD+ initiatives (University of St Andrews, UK).
  • Ida Smedley MacLean Fellowship: Maria Elvira Alvarez of Bolivia, Women in the public sphere in Bolivia from the Chaco War to the National Revolution (1935-1952) (Universit√© Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne, France).
  • Winifred Cullis Grant: Bindu Sunny of India, Understanding schooling and sexual behavior trajectories and their influences on school dropout (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK).
  • Winifred Cullis Grant: Darja Groselj of Slovenia, Rethinking the role of material and cultural factors in digital inequalities: A qualitative examination (University of Oxford, UK).
  • Dorothy Leet Grant: Arti Ghopal Bhatti of India, Influence of globalization on challenges faced by ethnic women students of higher education in London (University of London, UK).
  • Daphne Purvis Grant: Anne Kaagestein of Sweden, Assessing gender norms contextualized by relationships among young adolescents in poor urban settings (John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, USA).
  • Daphne Purvis Grant: Logeswari Ponnusamy of India, Role of gene-environmental interaction (epigenetics) in acquired chemotherapeutic drug resistance in breast cancer and reversal of resistance using epigenetic drugs (Texas Tech University USA).
  • Fumi Takano Award: Josephine Iacarella of the USA, Understanding variation in the impacts of invasive species in aquatic ecosystems (McGill University, Canada).
  • IFUW Recognition Award: Pon Souvannaseng of Thailand, Going for broke: the political economy of development in contemporary Lao PDR (2000-2013) (London School of Economics and Political Science, UK).

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All awards are made possible through the generous support of GWI members and friends.

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