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Boyd/Williams Dissertation Grant for Research on Women and Work

Shirley Rodman Williams (left) and Ruth Rodman Boyd

The Boyd/Williams fellowship is awarded to a U-M doctoral student writing a dissertation related to women and work. Successful proposals promote knowledge and enhance understanding of the complexities of women’s roles in relation to their paid and unpaid labor (e.g. philanthropy, volunteerism, community involvement, domestic work, and political activity). The fellowship provides funding up to $2,000.

IRWG’s prestigious dissertation fellowship is named for two sisters: Ruth Rodman Boyd (1892-1981), a longtime community activist, and Shirley Rodman Williams (1894-1999), who had a long career in the Detroit business community.

Download the 2015-16 Call for Proposals. Application deadline is November 15, 2015.