Research Development Grants
The Organization for Research on Women and Communication invites submissions for our Research Development Grants. Members are eligible to apply for one of three grants that support scholars at different levels of their career: M.A. students, PhD students, and instructors or tenure/track faculty. Each grant offers a maximum of $2,500.00.
Grants are designed to assist feminist scholars completing research or creative projects that privilege and advance understandings about the intersectionality and complexity defining women’s lives. Broadly speaking, submitted projects are those that:
- chart new ground in disciplinary knowledge about women and gender
- offer insights about the challenges and negotiations confronted by women in light of intersecting identities
- favor the voices, experiences, discourses, performances and lives of women
Brenda J. Allen Travel Grant
Brenda J. Allen Travel Grant Endowment funds travel for Women, Trans, and Non-Binary Graduate Students of Color.
Professor Allen has been a pathbreaker in the field of communication, and has devoted her career to ensuring that communication and the academy as a whole are more equitable and inclusive places. Her scholarship has been foundational in intercultural, organizational, and feminist communication studies, and her mentorship record is unparalleled. She is also a long-time member of ORWAC and has played a leadership role for years, most notably as our first "web spinner." This is why ORWAC wants to endow a student travel award in her name to honor this legacy.
Our goal is to raise $20,000, which will give ORWAC enough funds to provide $1000 annually to be used toward these travel grants. We are asking for your help to make this happen and to show your support of the legacy of Professor Allen.
Please donate to the endowment here: