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Gender Equity Research Fellowship

Gender Equity Research Fellowship

Each year, the Women's Center, Women's & Gender Studies Program, and the Provost's Office sponsor two Gender Equity Research Fellows- one lecturer or tenure-track faculty member and one exempt staff member- of any gender and from any disciplinary background who work to advance gender equity and social justice through the conduct of high-quality research and the development of subsequent recommendations to share with the campus community.

Proposal applications for the Gender Equity Research Fellowship for the 2020-2021 academic year have now closed. A Request for Proposals for the 2021-22 academic year will be released in October 2020.

Applicants select among these topics and are be asked to propose a methodology for carrying out the project:

  • Advancement patterns among women staff;
  • Pay equity;
  • Tenure and Promotion (T&P) patterns between men and women faculty, including those who choose not to go up for T&P;
  • Use/non-use of maternity leave and impact on promotion and advancement.

A proposed research topic not previously identified may also be considered. We invite proposals from both faculty and exempt staff, and joint proposals will also be considered.

GERF Fellows: 2019-2020

  • Dr. R. Darden Bradshaw (Art Education) will develop best practices to support LGBTQ+ identified faculty and staff;
  • Dr. Laura Vorachek (English) will develop a toolkit for chairs to use to mentor junior women faculty through the T&P process.

Each fellow works alongside an undergraduate student research assistant over the academic year to complete their projects. Fellows will present their work and recommendations to the campus community at the "Gender Equity Research at UD Colloquium" on Tuesday, Oct. 20. Register for the zoom event here

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