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Grants

Newcomb College Institute offers a variety of grants for faculty, students, and community organizations. Note that the various grant types have different application deadlines.  For more information, please contact Laura Wolford at lwolford@tulane.edu.

For students:


Research Grants

These grants are available to current full-time undergraduate women-identified students at Tulane who also plan to attend Tulane full-time for the semester following funding. These funds support academic research initiated by the student, which can include research in collaboration with other qualified students or Newcomb Fellows. [ Read More ] 

The amount awarded to each recipient is determined by funds available and the number of proposals funded.  The typical amount of a student independent research grant is $1,500-2,000.

Conference Presentation/Attendance Grants

These grants are available to current full-time undergraduate women-identified students at Tulane to fund costs of attending academic conferences, such as travel and registration fees. Preference is given to students presenting or participating in the conference. [ Read More ] 

The amount awarded to each recipient is determined by funds available and the number of proposals funded.  The typical amount of a student conference attendance/presentation grant is $500.

PLEN Internship and Leadership Programs

The Newcomb College Institute provides funding for students to attend PLEN Leadership Programs in Washington, D.C. during the fall and spring semesters as well as a summer internship. The Public Leadership Education Network (PLEN) is the only national organization with the sole focus of preparing college women for leadership in the public policy arena. Students meet with and learn from female leaders making and influencing public policy at the highest levels in Congress, the courts, federal agencies, the private sector, policy research and advocacy organizations, and the media. These women leaders serve as teachers as well as mentors. Students and schools report this experience is invaluable. 

For questions, please contact Karen Reichard at kreicha@tulane.edu

Community Engagement Grants

These grants are available to current full-time undergraduate women-identified students at Tulane who also plan to attend Tulane full-time for the semester following funding. These funds support community involvement efforts in cooperation with a local grassroots organization and require the participation of a Tulane faculty member, in addition to the faculty sponsor. [ Read More ] 

The amount awarded to each recipient is determined by funds available and the number of proposals funded.  The typical amount of a student community engagement grant is $1,000 - $2,500.

Internship Grants for Newcomb Scholars

These grants provide Newcomb Scholars with an opportunity to obtain experience in a field of interest and support second year Newcomb Scholars for INTU 3000 and the public service requirement. These grants are available only to Scholars.

Internship Grants for Students at Sponsored/Women-Focused Organizations:

These grants provide funding to full-time undergraduate women-identified students at Tulane who are interested in gaining experience with organizations whose missions relate to women or gender. Find more information here!

Landor Lewis Award

The Agnes Landor Lewis Award is bestowed upon a current second year female student from an under-represented group at Tulane University who has distinguished herself through involvement with the Newcomb College Institute, an engaged pursuit of learning, and contribution to the greater New Orleans community. The recipient of the award will receive $2,000; this one-time cash award can be used to enhance the recipient's educational experience at Tulane. The application can be found here. For more information contact Karen Reichard at kreicha@tulane.edu.

Shirley Gauff Award

The Shirley Gauff Award is bestowed upon a current first year female student from an under-represented group at Tulane University who has distinguished herself through high school and Tulane involvement, an engaged pursuit of learning, and contribution to the greater New Orleans community. The recipient of the award will receive $2,500; this one-time cash award can be used to enhance the recipient's educational experience at Tulane. To the application can be found here. For more information please contact Karen Reichard at kreicha@tulane.edu.

 

National Conference for College Women Student Leaders grants

The Newcomb College Institute invites you to apply to participate in the National Conference for College Women Student Leaders. One undergraduate woman student will be selected to represent the Newcomb College Institute and Tulane University for this incredible opportunity. The National Conference for College Women Student Leaders is presented annually by the American Association of University Women (AAUW) and Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education (NASPA) and presents a unique opportunity for women student leaders from all over the country to come together to network with inspiring women in highereducation, participate in workshops on advocacy, leadership, health and wellness, and “real world” issues like financial literacy and post-college life.

Registration is approximately $1000, which is funded by the Newcomb College Institute. It includes conference sessions and materials, the Women of Distinction AwardsCeremony and Reception, scheduled meals, 2 nights housing (double occupancy) and up to $500 for transportation.

If you are selected and agree to attend this conference, you are also committing to use your newly acquired skills to co-facilitate the 2013/14 Newcomb Leadership Conference. This conference challenges undergraduate women at Tulane to recognize their own leadership skills while exploring a variety of contemporary theories on leadership through hands-on activities.

If you are interested in attending the National Conference for College Women Student Leaders, contact Karen Reichard at kreicha@tulane.edu.

For more information about the National Conference for College Women Student Leaders, please visit their website at http://www.nccwsl.org


Feminist Camp funding, New York City
 
Do you want to spend a week in New York City meeting with feminist organizations and activists?
 
Feminist Camp is a transformative week of feminism in action hosted in New York City by authors and activists, Jennifer Baumgardner and Amy Richards.Each day is organized by theme—Reproductive Justice, Sexual Power, Feminist Art, Philanthropy, and more—and always includes a Career Day that offers concrete information for entering the work world.
 
Feminist Camp is different every year, but to give you an idea, here are some places and people they’ve met with in the past:
 
AIR Gallery, The Alan Guttmacher Institute, Babeland, Bluestockings Bookstore, BUST Magazine, Choices in Childbirth, CHOICES Medical Clinic, Concrete Utopia, The Doula Project, Equality NOW, Girls for Gender Equity, The Girl’s Project, Girls Write Now, The Feminist Press, International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Coalition, International Women’s Health Coalition, Midwives For Choice, The Museum of Sex, National Advocates For Pregnant Women, NARAL Pro-Choice New York, Planned Parenthood NYC, Rabbis for Human Rights,REVEAL Conference, The Sackler Center for Feminist Art, The Sex Workers Project, The Sister Fund, the Third Wave Foundation, UNICEF, and The Women’s Media Center.
 
Feminist Camp is open to all who are interested in learning more about transforming feminist theory into practice. The Newcomb College Institute will provide funding to current freshman, sophomores, and juniors. Funding will cover the$1,500 program fee which includes housing, breakfasts, most lunches for five days, all programming, and a weekly MetroCard.Transportation to New York City will be the responsibility of the participant.
 
For more information, please visit their website at http://www.soapboxinc.com/feminist-bootcamp/ and contact Karen Reichard at kreicha@tulane.edu. To apply for Newcomb funding, fill out this application.

For Faculty:

Research Grants

These grants are available to Newcomb Fellows in support of academic research.  Grants can be used for domestic or international travel. Grants also support collaborative research involving two or more faculty members or faculty and students, across disciplines. [ Read More

The amount awarded to each recipient is determined by funds available and the number of proposals funded.  The typical amount of a faculty research grant is $1,500-2,500.

Teaching Grants

These grants are available to Newcomb Fellows to fund classroom enrichment activities, such as guest speakers. Proposals for an event involving multiple speakers or departments are encouraged. These grants also support the development of new courses with a gender element. These grants may also be used to support faculty interested in teaching one of the INTU 4000 clusters for Newcomb Scholars. [ Read More

The amount awarded to each recipient is determined by funds available and the number of proposals funded.  The typical amount of a faculty teaching grant is $500 - $1,000.


Community Engagement Grants

These grants are available to Newcomb Fellows in support of community engagement projects. An essential element is the involvement of an established grassroots organization.  Projects must in some way directly involve and benefit women-identified students at Tulane. [ Read More

The amount awarded to each recipient is determined by funds available and the number of proposals funded.  The typical amount of faculty community engagement grant is $1,000 – $2,500.


Special Initiative Grants

These grants are available to Newcomb Fellows to fund multiple projects with a common theme during an academic year, such as a film series or series of conferences on a common theme. Projects may be departmental or interdepartmental and must in some way directly involve and benefit undergraduate women at Tulane.  All events must take place on the Tulane campus. The amount awarded to each recipient is determined by funds available and the number of proposals funded.  The faculty special initiative grants have ranged from $500 to $5,000. 

For community members or organizations:

Library and Archives Travel-to-Collection Grants

Application Deadline: March 31 and November 30

These grants are available to scholars nationwide who wish to travel to New Orleans to do research in the Newcomb Archives or Vorhoff Library. [ Read More ]

Emily Schoenbaum Community Grants and NAA Community Grants
Applications Deadline: April 15, 2014

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These grants provide funding to community organizations within New Orleans and support projects that enhance community development through efforts that improve the well-being of women and girls/children. Preference may be given to organizations with whom we may develop future internship or service learning partnerships and to organizations affiliated with a Newcomb or Tulane alumna. View Emily Schoenbaum Grant Recipients



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