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

For all other awards and grants, contact Maria Murphy (

UPDATE MARCH 15, 2020: Given the extraordinary events of the past few weeks, GSWS/APC will be extending the deadlines for all of our awards, research funds, TAships and 20/21 teaching opportunities until April 1. Please reach out with any questions.

Faculty Awards

Penn Community Awards

  • Support for sustained engagement to explore emerging and/or under-supported areas of scholarship
  • To support the Alice Paul Center and GSWS Program’s goal of increasing the visibility and impact of gender, sexuality and women’s studies scholarship across the University, APC 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

Caroline Hodge

The Social Life of Contraception in the United States

Leboy-Davies Graduate Student Award 2019