For information on the undergraduates prizes, please contact Gwendolyn Beetham (

For all other awards and grants, contact Maria Murphy (

Faculty Awards

Penn Community Awards

  • Support for sustained engagement to explore emerging and/or under-supported areas of scholarship
  • To support The Center for Research in Feminist, Queer, and Transgender Studies and GSWS Program’s goal of increasing the visibility and impact of gender, sexuality and women’s studies scholarship across the University, FQT and GSWS provide financial and in-kind support to many campus-wide events each year.

Graduate Awards

  • This annual graduate student award is given to graduate students who apply and are selected to participate in a mentorship program for GSWS undergraduate honors thesis students.
  • This award recognizes graduate student instructors who have incorporated pedagogical practices that exemplify critical feminist, queer, and trans approaches to knowledge production.
  • To support independent research and conference travel.
  • Support for research fostering women's health, well-being, and educational equality or enhance our understanding of gender inequality
  • Promotes new scholarship on women, gender, and/or sexuality in the humanities.
  • The Lynda Hart Teaching Award recognizes teachers who have cultivated a learning environment that facilitates, encourages, and engages feminist critique and who prioritize inclusive classroom practices.

Undergraduate Awards

Recent Award Recipients

Erin O'Malley

I am Where I Come From: Narratives of Transgender Asian Adoptees

Lynda S. Hart Undergraduate Award in Sexuality Studies 2021