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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.

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

  • Impact of COVID-19 on tenure and promotion/research productivity
  • SET in COVID-19/remote learning environment
  • Impacts/assessment of application/usage of remote work and flexible work schedules
  • Advancement patterns among women staff;
  • 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
  • Retention of women-identified staff.

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.

Applications for the 2021-22 fellowship have closed; a Call for Proposals for the 2022-23 Academic Year will be released in Fall 2021.

GERF Fellows: 2020-2021

  • Dr. Kathrin Hanek (Management) will examine faculty salary negotiations;
  • Dr. Julio Quintero (Diversity and Inclusion) will focus on feelings of belonging among non-exempt staff.

GERF Fellows: 2019-2020

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


Each fellow works alongside an undergraduate student research assistant over the academic year to complete their projects.  Fellows present their work and recommendations to the campus community at the "Gender Equity Research at UD Colloquium". To receive a link to the recorded colloquium from October 2020, contact the Women's Center at womenscenter@udayton.eduThe second annual Gender Equity Research at UD Colloquium will be held Wednesday, April 14, 2021. Registration is available here

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