The Marianne A. Ferber endowment was created to honor Marianne A. Ferber’s thirty-eight years of excellence at the University of Illinois in scholarship, research, and teaching on the behalf of women. Twice director of the Women’s Studies Program and Professor Emerita in Economics, Professor Ferber’s colleagues and friends felt that her inspiring legacy to women would be best honored through the promotion of feminist scholarship.
Graduate students from any discipline may apply for the Marianne A. Ferber Graduate Scholarship in Women’s Studies. This $1500 scholarship for the 2017-2018 school year will be awarded for the most outstanding dissertation proposal related to Gender and Women’s Studies. Secondary considerations will include the student’s demonstrated commitment to Gender and Women’s Studies and financial need.
Applicants are asked to complete the application form and submit it with a copy of their dissertation proposal, a one-page abstract, and a letter of support from their dissertation advisor to the Gender and Women’s Studies Department before 5:00 PM on March 15, 2017. All submissions and letters of reference should be submitted electronically.