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Annual Undergraduate Research Conference

Each year the Susan B. Anthony Institute (SBAI) hosts an Undergraduate Research Conference featuring presentations by students nominated for their remarkable work in gender, sexuality, and/or women's studies.

Our 2017 keynote speaker is Douglas Crimp, Fanny Knapp Allen Professor of Art History and Professor of Visual and Cultural Studies. Crimp will discuss his recently published book Before Pictures. Part biography and part cultural history, this book tells the story of Crimp’s life as a young gay man and art critic in New York City during the late 1960s through the turbulent 1970s.

Check out the full schedule, and visit the Facebook event page.

Undergraduate Research Grant

SBAI is pleased to offer grants to University of Rochester undergraduate students to support research in gender, sexuality and women's studies. Proposals may include such items as:

  • Expenses connected with research
  • Travel for research purposes
  • Travel to professional conferences

Research grant funding may not be used to pay for participant incentives. Preference will be given to gender, sexuality, and women's studies majors, minors, and cluster students. Research grants may be either for research undertaken this academic year or for research planned for summer.

Students are encouraged to contact the Susan B. Anthony Institute with any questions about undergraduate research grants.

Applying

Apply online using our Research Grant Application form. Your application must also include a letter of reference from a faculty member, which must be emailed to sbai@rochester.edu by the due date.

Applications are due in October, February, and April each year. Please see our events calendar for the exact dates.

When completing your grant application, we encourage you to keep the following in mind:

  • People from a variety of disciplines are on the Research Grants Committee. Please make clear how your subject matter is centrally related to gender, sexuality, and/or women's studies in a way that is comprehensible to people outside your field.
  • You should create a case for relevance and convey precisely how your research contributes to the field. We will only support work that advances an understanding of gender and/or women’s studies.
  • Research on female subjects does not automatically qualify.
  • Receipts and expenses must be presented for reimbursement within 45 days of travel or purchase. Expenses presented after 60 days will not be reimbursable as per the University’s policy in accordance with IRS reporting guidelines.

Research Awards

Independent Research in Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies

Beginning in 1999, this annual award recognizes excellence in undergraduate research. It is presented at year's end to the student who has completed the best undergraduate research project in gender, sexuality and women's studies during the academic year.

Students will generally have completed this work as an independent research, independent study, or honors project. All undergraduate students who have taken courses listed with GSW are eligible. The award is not restricted to graduating seniors. Students are nominated by institute faculty associates.

Community Connections

Created in 1999, this annual award is presented at year's end to the student whose work in gender, sexuality, and women's studies has contributed most significantly to the local campus or Rochester community during the academic year.

Many students will have completed this work during a women's studies internship in the Rochester community, but there are many other possibilities. For example:

  • Noncredit-bearing work in the Rochester community
  • Work with student groups on campus that focus on gender, sexuality, and women's studies
  • Organizing co-curricular events on campus that focus on gender, sexuality, and women's studies

All undergraduate students who have taken courses listed with GSW are eligible. The award is not restricted to graduating seniors. Students are nominated by institute faculty associates.