Leboy-Davies Graduate Student Award

Created in honor of Phoebe Leboy and Helen Davies, two pioneering feminist faculty members in the health sciences, this award provides up to $3,000 in research or travel funding to a graduate student whose work fosters women’s health, well-being, and educational equality anywhere in the world, or enhances our understanding of gender inequality. Priority will be given to students who have earned the Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies Graduate Certificate (or who are currently enrolled in the program), and to projects leading to the completion of a doctoral dissertation.

Application Cycle:

  • Leboy-Davies applications are due on March 15
  • notification of awards will be made by mid-April

To Apply: Please complete the online application, which includes the following information:

  • 2-page description of project clearly stating the aims and methods of your research
  • budget detailing how the award funds will be used
  • curriculum vitae
  • two letters of recommendation, preferably from faculty

Please include a list all other secured sources of funding for your project, including the amounts and allocations of these funds. Please also note additional funding sources for which you are applying and the amounts of each of these potential lines of support.

The letters of recommendation should discuss either the potential for the applicant’s work to have a beneficial impact on the lives of women and/or girls or the promise of the applicant’s work to enhance our understanding of gender inequality. The letters should be addressed to Professor Kathleen Brown, Director of the Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies Program and the Alice Paul Center for Research on Gender, Sexuality, and Women, and emailed to [GSWS-APC@sas.upenn.edu].

 

This award is subject to 1099 reporting.

For further information, contact Anne Esacove esacove@sas.upenn.edu



Recent Award Recipients


2018
Rovel Sequeira
English and GSWS

Writing Sexual Revolution: Modernization and the Making of Emotional Democracy in India
2017
Akudo Ejelonu
Environmental Studies

Dying to Go: Why Access to Toilets Is Not Just Women’s Rights but Women’s Burden
Peter Harvey
Sociology

The Influence of Class on Gender Equality for Children aged 9-11
2016
Hafeeza Anchrum
Nursing

Mercy Douglas Hospital & Nurse Training School, 1948-1960
Prakirti Nangia
Political Science

Development, Maternalism, and Women’s Social Citizenship: A Case Study of India, 1985-2015
2015
Katie Clonan-Roy
School of Education

Emergent Intimacies: Latina Girls Navigating the Intersections of their Social, Emotional, Sexual, and Academic Lives in the New Latino Diaspora
Su Kyung Kim
Nursing

Domestic Violence and Women’s Community Activism in a Korean American Community
2014
Sarah Abboud

Understanding Virginity from the Perpectives of Arab Women
Diana Burnett
Anthropology

Navigating the Impact of Neoliberalism & Nutrition Transition and its Relationship to the Food Marketing Environment on the Consumption Patterns, Lifestyle Practices, and the Health of Black Women in Salvador da Bahia
Brazil Aliya Rao
Sociology

Islam, Gender, and Sexuality: The Experiences of American Converts to Islam
2013
Tugce Ellialti
Sociology

Cases of sexual violence in medico-legal institutions and courts in the wake of significant reforms in Turkey
2012
Kamila Alexander
Nursing

Expanding the scope of sexual safety among the population of Black emerging adult women
Samira Ali

Reducing and preventing the spread of HIV among female sex workers in India by exploring the new terrain of mother-daughter communication regarding sexual health and risk