Made possible through the generosity of Dr. Barbara “Penny” Kanner, PhD, the Penny Kanner Dissertation Research Fellowship funds an exceptional dissertation research project that pertains to women or gender that uses historical materials and methods. (Note: This award has replaced the George Eliot Award and the Mary Wollstonecraft Award.)
One $8000 award
Monday, March 29, 2021
- The object of study may derive from the social sciences, literature, or the arts
- Applicant must be registered in a doctoral program at UCLA during the quarters when the application is due and when award payment is made
- Dissertation prospectus must pertain to women and/or gender
- Research must use historical materials
- Awardee(s) will be honored at the CSW Awards Celebration at UCLA in May/June 2021. Attendance is expected.
- Students who are qualified under the CA Dream Act of 2011 are eligible to apply. Find detailed information on the Dream Act at www.financialaid.ucla.edu.
- Applicants receiving financial aid are advised to consult with the Financial Aid Office about the potential effect of this award on their financial aid package.
The application requires the documents listed below.
- Dissertation Abstract or Proposal (maximum 5 single-spaced pages, including works cited)
- Curriculum Vitae
- Unofficial UCLA Transcripts (with most recent coursework)
- Two Letters of Recommendation from faculty members of any university
Letters of Recommendation
Letters of recommendation should be uploaded via Submittable. Applicants will list the recommender’s email address in the form and an email will be sent (once the application is submitted) via Submittable to the recommender with instructions on uploading.
If the recommender encounters difficulties uploading letters to Submittable, they may send it directly to email@example.com with the name of the student and award for which they are applying.
Only complete applications will be considered. CSW must receive all required documents, including letters of recommendation, no later than 11:59 PM (PST) on Monday, March 29, 2021.
For questions regarding CSW awards, fellowships, and grants, please contact the Management Services Officer.