Dissertation Grants

Congratulations to the 2017 winner! 

Jennifer L. Turner (right) with SEWSA President, Dr. Jennifer Purvis (left)

Jennifer L. Turner (right) with SEWSA President, Dr. Jennifer Purvis (left)

Jennifer L. Turner from Virginia Tech! Ms. Turner will be graduating with her Ph.D. in Sociology in May 2018.


Application deadline: 2019

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 17, 2017. Applications should be submitted via email to Dr. Jennifer Purvis, President, at jpurvis@ua.edu.