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Mariam K. Chamberlain Dissertation Award



Re:Gender's founding President, Dr. Mariam K. Chamberlain, passed away at the age of 94 in April 2013. She was a key force in shaping and launching the women's studies and academic research movements in the U.S. and worldwide through her work as a Program Officer at the Ford Foundation in the 1960s and 1970s. She provided the strategic vision, funding and support to launch university and college-based centers and freestanding policy institutes focused on women's issues. Mariam helped build a network of dedicated and accomplished leaders committed to advancing women, especially in academia, and helped cultivate lasting institutional support for their work. In 1981, Mariam was the inspiration for Re:Gender's founding, with a goal at the time to further support the movement she helped to create. Under her leadership, Re:Gender increased and promoted research on women, built alliances for synergistic work, and advanced research into policy applications. Her vision has evolved into a dynamic network of thought leaders and change agents working to ensure more fully informed debates, policies and practices, thereby contributing to a more inclusive and equitable world for women and girls, their families and their communities.


Eligiblity Information

Academic Level:

Age minimum or maximum:*

Open to international students:

Required to demonstrate financial need:

Discipline Area(s):
Open to All Disciplines
Other: Gender inequity

Demographic Information (preferred or required):
All, International students, Women

Award type:

Amount Awarded:
$5,000 to $24,999


Application Information:

Application Deadline:

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