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 approximately five-eight dissertation and terminal Masters/MFA grants this year. Grants are intended to fund research and other activities that go into the preparation of a dissertation, thesis for a terminal Masters, or an MFA project. The grants competition is administered by the Department of Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies and the Coca-Cola Critical Difference for Women Research Grants Committee, made up of nine faculty from five Colleges. The number of grants depends on availability of funds and grants may not exceed $1,200 for a 12-month period.
Applications for graduate studies grants for dissertation research may be submitted by PhD candidates who will have passed general examinations prior to the award period or, at latest, by December 2016. 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.
Students who are required to 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 in their letter 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. Only those who have never received a Coca-Cola CDW grant are eligible.
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 design/analysis or activity for the subject matter or of the preparations leading to the final product or performance;
- feasibility of the proposed research/activity and;
- significance of the proposed project for advancing scholarship or knowledge of women/gender issues.
All materials must be received no later than February 16, 2016.
Instructions, more information and application forms are available on the Department of Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies website.