Dissertation Grant

Congratulations to the 2019 winner! 

SEWSA President Phyllis Thompson with Alithia Zamantakis.

SEWSA President Phyllis Thompson with Alithia Zamantakis.

Alithia Zamantakis of Georgia State Unviersity was awarded the 2019 Dissertation Grant for their dissertation research, “THINKING CIS: Transphobia, Cis-Het Men, and Cis Lesbians.”


Application deadline
FEBRUARY 1, 2020

This award is designed to assist graduate students who are members of SEWSA with research and professional development. Research should be consistent with the research mission of SEWSA to foster scholarship on and activism eliminating oppression and discrimination on the basis of sex, gender, race, age, religion, sexual orientation, ethnic background, physical ability, and class. The award is $1,000 and can be used for travel, books, supplies, and/or equipment. This grant began in 2011 and is awarded every other year.

Eligible applicants:

  • Must be pursuing a Ph.D. at a University in the SEWSA region and be in good standing with their program

  • Must be current SEWSA members and have been members for a minimum of two years

Preference will be given to students who are active in SEWSA.

The application will consist of the following:

  • A two-page proposal that addresses:

    • Aim and purpose of the research

    • Methodology

    • Significance of the research to the research mission of SEWSA

  • An itemized budget of expenses to be covered by the award

  • A one-page curriculum vita/resume

The deadline for submitting an application is February 1, 2020. Applications should be submitted via email to Dr. Phyllis Thompson, President, at thompsop@mail.etsu.edu. Recipients will be notified by February 15, 2020.