Graduate Studies Grants
Coca-Cola—Critical Difference for Women
Graduate Studies Grants for Research on Women, Gender, and Gender Equity
Through the generous support of the Coca-Cola Foundation, the Critical Difference for Women Program at the Ohio State University will award two to three research grants for the 2013-14 academic year. These grants are administered by the Department of Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies and the Coca-Cola-Critical Difference for Women Research Grants Award Committee, made up of faculty from at least five colleges. The number of grants depends on availability of funds, and grants may not exceed $1,000 for a 12-month period. Requests for smaller amounts will be highly competitive; in some cases, partial funding for a proposal may be possible.
Applications for graduate studies grants may be submitted by PhD candidates who will have passed general examinations prior to the award period or by students in MFA/MBA or terminal masters programs that require a thesis or final project. Failure to meet this condition will result in withdrawal of an award. We regret that we cannot provide funding for dissertation writing, only for research. Only those who have never received a Coca-Cola CDW grant are eligible. Note: no funds will be disbursed prior to the start date of the grant. The number of grants depends on availability of funds, and grants may not exceed $1,000 for a 12-month period. The grant start date normally is July 1. Expenses incurred prior to July 1 cannot be reimbursed.
Students who must submit a thesis or a project to fulfill requirements for a terminal Masters, MBA, or MFA also may be eligible. The student’s advisor must verify that the thesis or project is a requirement and that a Masters or equivalent degree is the terminal degree in the student’s field at the national level. See the explanation of covered expenses and application requirements below. Only those who have never received a Coca-Cola CDW grant are eligible. The number of grants depends on availability of funds, and grants may not exceed $1,000 for a 12-month period.
Proposals will be evaluated according to the following criteria: relation to the objectives of the Coca-Cola Critical Difference for Women Graduate Studies Research Grants; contribution to the applicant's field; reasonableness of the research/project design for the subject matter; feasibility of the proposed project; and significance of the project for scholarship or knowledge on women/gender.
All materials must be received no later than March 18, 2013.
Instructions and application forms can be downloaded from http://wgss.osu.edu/coca-cola-critical-difference-women-research-grants-advanced-graduate-students
Cathy Rakowski, Committee Chair
Research on Women Fund Committee
Department of Women's Studies
286 University Hall
230 N. Oval Mall
Phone: (614) 292-6447