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SDE/GWIS National Fellowships Program

Scholarship Provider: Graduate Women In Science
Application Deadline: 01/15/2014
Description: The SDE/GWIS National Fellowships Program is proud to offer fellowships in 2014 to help increase knowledge in the fundamental sciences and to encourage research careers in the sciences by women. Endowment funds, mostly generated from bequests, provide the annual income that supports scientific research done by SDE/GWIS award winners. For the 2013-2014 funding cycle, we distributed over $70,000 in fellowships funds to fourteen deserving women scientists.

The SDE/GWIS National Council will determine exact fellowship amounts with the maximum allowable award being $10,000.

Expected Qualifications of the Candidate:

Awards will be made to women holding a degree from a recognized institution of higher learning, of outstanding ability and promise in research, who are performing research at any institution in the U.S. or abroad.

Career level (e.g. graduate student vs. assistant professor) of the candidate will be taken into consideration when reviewing the proposals.

Awards will be made irrespective of race, religion, nationality, creed, national origin, sexual orientation, or age.

Active SDE/GWIS membership ( is encouraged at the time of and throughout the duration of funding. Membership must include both chapter and National dues.

Award Designations:

The Fellowships are to be known as the Sigma Delta Epsilon (SDE), Eloise Gerry, Ethel K. Allen, Vessa Notchev, Jean Langenheim, Monique Braude and Nell I. Mondy Fellowships. The highest scoring SDE Fellowships designee shall be known as the Adele Lewis Grant/SDE Fellowships winner and the second-highest scoring designee shall be known as the Hartley Corporation/SDE Fellowships Winner.

The funds available in any one year shall be the income from and contributions to the endowment accounts. The amount thus varies from year to year. The Fellowships Committee reserves the right to make no awards if no satisfactory applicants present themselves.
Scholarship Amount: Up to $10,000
Scholarship Website:
Applicant Class Requirement: Entering Graduate Student or Current Graduate Student
Applicant Requirement: Female
Awards Given: 11-20
Length of Award: One Time Award
Other Comments: Number of awards given is based on the number of award recipients in 2013.

Terms of the Award:

All recipients are encouraged to hold membership in SDE/GWIS. The application processing fee is waived for GWIS members at the time of application (submitted by 11:59 pm, Eastern Standard Time, Jan. 15th, 2014). For non-members, the application fee is $50 at the time of submission.  This is required to offset costs associated with the application review.

The period of the award shall be one academic year (July 1st to June 30th). Recipients are not eligible for awards in subsequent years, though they may submit applications that include a significantly different proposal/project than the one for which they received a GWIS Fellowship award previously.

For additional requirements, please visit:

Scholarship Opportunity Contact Information

Primary Contact: Laurie B. Cook, Ph.D. Biology Department, 217 Lennon Hall
The College at Brockport, State University of New York
350 New Campus Drive
Brockport, NY 14420
Phone: (585) 395-5757
Fax: 585-395-2741
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