Mariam K. Chamberlain Dissertation Award

The National Council for Research on Women has launched the Mariam K. Chamberlain Dissertation Award and announced the inaugural call for submissions. Established through a generous $100,000 matching grant from the Ford Foundation, the Award honors and extends the vision of the Council’s first President, Dr. Mariam K. Chamberlain. The Award enables the Council to continue Mariam’s support of high-level scholarship.


Annually, a first-generation college graduate will be awarded $8,500 to continue work on a dissertation under the close supervision of a senior dissertation advisor, who will receive $1,500 for continued mentorship. The Award is open to any first-generation college graduate currently pursuing a PhD (must be ABD by August 2014) at an accredited university in the U.S. Applications must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. (EST) on March 10, 2014. The awardee and mentor duo will be announced during the Council’s annual conference in May 2014.


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