Call for Proposals for the 2013 Alice J. Dan Dissertation Award
The 12th Annual Alice J. Dan Dissertation Research Award encourages original and significant research about sex, gender and/or women by UIC doctoral students. The award is open to UIC doctoral students in any field who have completed the requirements for candidacy and have an approved dissertation proposal by the application deadline. Award(s) will range from $500-$1,000.
Applications should be no more than 5 double spaced pages and must include:
- A summary of research (200 words or less)
- significance of research for women and/or gender
- research methods
- progress to date
- timetable for completion
Additional supporting materials:
- A cover letter, which includes the title of the proposal, the applicant's contact information (email, phone, and address), and the name of the applicant's dissertation advisor
- Two letters of reference (one from dissertation advisor documenting approval of dissertation research )
Review criteria include: potential for contribution to research on women and/or gender, originality and significance to the major field, research methodology, academic preparation and ability to accomplish the work, feasibility of timetable for completion, feasibility of budget.
Complete applications in pdf format should be
e-mailed to Dr. Manorama Khare at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The submission deadline is June 1, 2013 and winners will be announced in July 2013.
For more information call or e-mail: Manorama Khare at (312) 413-7342 or email@example.com. Visit the Dan Dissertation Award web page at http://www.uic.edu/depts/crwg/danaward.shtml to view past awardees.
CRWG Dissertation Research Award
The Dan Dissertation award is named after the founding director of the CRWG and long-time faculty member in the College of Nursing, Alice J. Dan, PhD.
The award is open to UIC doctoral students in any field who have completed the requirements for candidacy and have an approved dissertation proposal.
A call for applications typically takes place each spring, with awards announced during the summer. Please check this website for more details and for application requirements.
Help support the CRWG Dissertation award.
The Alice J. Dan Dissertation has been awarded annually since 2002.
Theerarat Boonkuna, Nursing, “Job Stress, Coping Strategies, and Perceived Health Status Among Thai Female Home-based Workers,”
Erin Sundermann, Psychology, “Genetic Predictors of Cognition in Women with HIV.”
Zachary Blair, Department of Anthropology, "Boystown: The Political Economy and Social Geography of Queer Urban Space"
Georgiann Davis, Department of Sociology, "Gender Structure Analysis of the Intersex Rights Movement"
|2009||Leah Rubin, Department of Cognitive Psychology, "Effects of Sex Hormones on Cognition in Schizophrenia" |
Meg King, Department of English, " Unattainable Manhood: American Novels and the Late 20th Century Masculinity Crisis"
|2008||Deirdre Guthrie, Department of Anthropology, "Intimate Economies in a Dominican Tourist Town"
Catherine Jacquet, Department of History, "Responding to Rape: Contesting the Meanings of Sexual Violence in the U.S. 1950-1980"
|2007||Tarini Bedi, Department of Anthropology, "Piety, Violence and the Politics of Performance: Shiv Sena Women and the Feminine Subject in Maharashtra, India"|
|2006||Elizabeth Collins, Department of History, "Red-Baiting Public Women: Gender, Loyalty, and Red Scare Politics"
Sharon Palo, Department of English, "Domestic Disturbances: The Story of the Public Woman in Eighteenth-Century English Fiction"
|2005||Yingyu Chen, Department of Criminal Justice, "Reporting Behavior of Female Victims of Violence: Sexual Assault versus Physical Assault"
Nicole Warren, Department of Maternal-Child Nursing, "The Experiences of Rural Midwives in Mali, West Africa"
|2004||Sandra Bibiana Adames, Department of Psychology, "A Critical Assessment of Sociocultural Factors Influencing Intimate Partner Violence Among Latinos"|
|2003||Lilian Friedberg, Department of Germanic Studies, "A Critical Reception of Ingeborg Bachman"
Jan Warren-Findlow, School of Public Health, "Explanatory Models of Heart Disease in Older Black Women"
|2002||Leanne Brecklin, Department of Criminal Justice, "Self-Defense Training and Women's Responses to Rape Attacks"
Paula (Lori) Watson, Department of Philosophy, "Liberal Democracies, Feminism, and Citizenship"
Inés Sahagún-Behena, Department of Spanish, French, Italian & Portoguese, "Space and the City in Mexican Women's Novels, 1980-1990"