April 30 Deadline For Women’s Philanthropy Fellowship

A $5,000 one-year fellowship is available for those seeking support for research and dissertation writing focused on women’s philanthropy or gender differences in philanthropic behavior. Applications for the fellowship, offered by the Women’s Philanthropy Institute at the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy (WPI), are due by April 30.

Applicants must be a Ph.D. candidate at an accredited graduate school in the U.S. Completed coursework and a successfully defended dissertation proposal are also required.

A current resume, dissertation abstract and dissertation summary must be included in the application. For more information, visit https://philanthropy.iupui.edu/admissions/financial-aid-scholarships/dissertation-fellowship/wpi-fellowship/index.html.

Elizabeth Dale, the 2015 recipient of the grant, will defend her dissertation on the philanthropic decision-making process and motivators of same-sex couples in May. A Lilly School of Philanthropy Ph.D. candidate, Dale joined the faculty of Seattle University in January.

Past recipients of the fellowship include Deborah Skolnick Einhorn of Brandeis University, Laura Gee of the University of California at San Diego, Brent Pieper of Indiana University and Megan Springate of the University of Maryland. Dissertation topics include the exploration of Jewish women’s role in philanthropy and social issues and women’s philanthropy programs at high education institutions.