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Women and Leadership Archives

2015 Summer Research Grants

The purpose of these grants is to support and encourage scholarly research on women and their contribution to society by utilizing the holdings of the Women & Leadership Archives (WLA). Two $1,500 grants are available each year and are made possible by the Ann Ida Gannon, BVM, Center for Women & Leadership.

Click here for a PDF version of the following information: Summer Research Grant 2015

What is the amount of the award?

Up to two research grants of $1,500 will be awarded.

Who should apply?

Summer research grants are open to scholars, in any discipline, whose research would be enhanced by utilizing the collections available at the Women and Leadership Archives. Individuals affiliated with Loyola University Chicago, as well as those affiliated with other institutions, are all encouraged to apply. One grant is designated for a graduate student (Master’s or PhD candidate) and one to a faculty member.

What Is the application deadline?

The deadline for the summer 2015 grant cycle is March 13, 2015. All applicants will be notified by April 1.

What is the application procedure?

  1. Submit 1 copy of the following by March 13, 2015:
    • Letter of Application (1 page)
    • Current CV
    • Research proposal explaining the project, including description of collections at the WLA to be used, and the project’s connection to scholarly research on women and their contribution to society (3–5 pages).
    • Graduate student applicants include one letter of recommendation from a person who can speak to the merits of the proposal as well as the abilities of the student. Letters of recommendation must be mailed or e-mailed by the recommender to the WLA Director (see below) by March 13, 2015.
    • Applications (excluding letters of recommendation) may be submitted by mail or through e-mail, Word doc or PDF, to: Nancy Freeman, Director , Women and Leadership Archives, Loyola University Chicago,  Piper Hall, 1032 W. Sheridan Rd., Chicago, IL 60660. E-mail: wlarchives@luc.edu
  2. After the initial March 13 deadline, each applicant will have an interview with the WLA Director, preferably in person. If the applicant does not live in the Chicagoland area, the applicant will interview via Skype. Once the application is received, the WLA Director contacts the applicant to arrange an interview.
  3. After each applicant is interviewed by the WLA Director, Gannon Center staff and the WLA Director review applications.
  4. All grant applicants will be notified by April 1.

What are the criteria for successful research grants?

What are the requirements for grant awardees?

For further information and questions contact:

Nancy Freeman, CA
Director, Women and Leadership Archives
Loyola University Chicago
Piper Hall, Third Floor
6525 N. Sheridan Road
Chicago, IL 60626
Phone: 773.508.8432

2014 recipients: Alison Lefkovitz, Assistant Professor in the Federated History Department at Rutgers University-Newark and New Jersey Institute of Technology and Hanzhe Zhang, PhD Candidate in Economics at the University of Chicago.

2013 recipient: Ann M. Shanahan, Associate Professor of Acting and Directing at Loyola University Chicago

2011 recipients: Robin Bartram, PhD Candidate in Sociology at Loyola University Chicago and Karen Johnson, PhD Candidate in American History at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

2010 recipients: Dr. Carol Colburn, PhD at Avila University and Anna L. Bostwick Flaming, PhD Canidate at the University of Iowa.


Women and Leadership Archives
Loyola University Chicago · Piper Hall · 1032 W. Sheridan Road · Chicago, IL 60660
Phone: 773.508.8837 · E-mail: WLArchives@luc.edu

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