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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.

A Request for Proposals for the Gender Equity Research Fellowship for the 2021-2022 academic year has been released; applications are available here. Drop-in hours to learn more about the fellowship will be held Nov. 18 from 10-11 a.m. and Dec. 1 from 2-3 p.m.; see the Women's Center calendar for zoom links.

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.

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.

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.


Each fellow works alongside an undergraduate student research assistant over the academic year to complete their projects.  The 2019-20 Fellows will present their work and recommendations to the campus community at the "Gender Equity Research at UD Colloquium" on Tuesday, Oct. 20. To receive a link to the recorded colloquium, contact the Women's Center at

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