Isabel S. Marcus International Research Fellowship

Established in 2012 to honor the distinguished contributions to research and education on women and gender of Professor Isabel S. Marcus, co-founder and co-director of the Gender Institute (1997-2003) and recipient of UB’s 2012 Award for Outstanding Contributions to International Education, the Gender Institute’s Isabel S. Marcus International Research Fellowship is awarded to outstanding UB graduate students to support and encourage research about women outside of the United States. Competition is open to all graduate students but advanced projects are particularly welcomed.

Recent projects include a study of ‘care work’ among migrant women workers in Lebanon; research at the Jamaican Memory Bank, an audio archive in Kingston that includes interviews of women who belonged to the religious movement known as Bedwardism; a study of contemporary coalition-building among Kurdish and Turkish women; research on gender inequity in the Polish civil service.

The Office of the Vice-Provost for International Education will be cosponsoring the fellowship providing additional funds. We are very grateful for their support of this important research opportunity.

The Gender Institute must be acknowledged in any publications or exhibitions that are enabled or enhanced by the fellowship.

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Supplemental Questions
  1. Are you a graduate student at UB working on a research project about gender and/or sexuality in an international context?
  2. Have you passed your department’s proposal defense?
  3. Is your project at an advanced stage of research?
  4. Summarize your research project (e.g., your dissertation) and your plans for fieldwork and/or travel to archives and/or other research methodologies (500 word maximum)
  5. Upload a writing sample which should be at least 8-10 pages in length. Your writing sample must be authored by you only, no co-authors allowed.
  6. RESUME OR CV REQUIRED: Please upload a copy.
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