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CLA RIGS Gender Policy Report GRPP

CLA-RIGS Gender Policy Report GRPP Summer Fellowship

The College of Liberal Arts and the RIGS Initiative are pleased to announce that there will be two Gender Policy Report GRPP Summer Fellowships in 2021. Each fellowship is a $4000 award that will be paid over five pay periods during the summer. 

Focus 

The Gender Policy Report offers diverse perspectives on how public policy matters for gender equality, gender equity, and constructions of gender itself. Through an active blog and social media presence, we seek to improve public discourse and inform policy debates on issues with national relevance. Our mission is to take the best insights from scholarship and research and make them accessible to the public in a way that is timely for addressing serious policy challenges. We are committed to an intersectional focus on the ways gender interacts with other dimensions of inequality, such as race, indigeneity, class, sexuality, and disability.
 
A major benefit of this fellowship is the opportunity for students to consider ways to communicate research findings to broader audiences and shape policy discussions, in collaboration with a faculty mentor. For the fellowship, students must apply to work with a Gender Policy Report faculty curator on a project to translate and transmit analysis on key areas of gender policy, including: 
 
  • Built and Natural Environment
  • Criminal Justice
  • Education
  • Health
  • Human Rights, Development and Security
  • Immigration and Refugees
  • Labor, Family and Economic Security
  • Leadership and Representation
  • Violence
  • Gender, Race and Place in Minnesota

Requirements 

Fellows are expected to produce two blog posts for the Gender Policy Report website during this summer or early fall. These may be co-authored with the faculty curator. (Examples of previous posts authored by GRPP fellows include California’s New Gig Worker Protections Leave Domestic Workers Behind and Women and War: Using Gender to Predict Conflicts.)

The Gender Policy Report is a project of the Center on Women, Gender, and Public Policy at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs.

Application and Deadline

Applicants should specify the types of projects they intend to work on, describe how working with faculty curators will enhance their own research, and note how their research interests intersect with the aims of the Gender Policy Report. A completed application and proposal must be submitted to rigs@umn.edu by 9 am on April 2, 2021. The completed application will include the GRPP application form, a 3-page research proposal, a 2-page CV, and an unofficial transcript.

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Selection Process 

A committee of faculty from RIGS units and curators from the Gender Policy Report will review applications and determine awards based on eligibility and merit of the submitted proposals. We will also take into account your current funding availability and whether or not you have held GRPPs in the past. 

Eligibility

CLA students from any discipline are eligible to apply. Recipients of the RIGS-Gender Policy Report Summer Fellowships are not eligible for other internal fellowships during summer 2021 (e.g. CLA DOVE Summer Fellowships, Graduate School Dissertation Fellowships, department fellowships). As a condition of the award, recipients may not register for courses during the summer term and may only hold up to a 25% appointment during the summer.

Students from the Humphrey School of Public Affairs can apply for the Gender Policy Report Summer Fellowship, a similar award, through the Humphrey School.

Reporting Requirements

In addition to submitting content for the Gender Policy Report website, each CLA RIGS-Gender Policy Report Fellowship recipient must submit a 1-2 page report summarizing their accomplishments during the fellowship period. Fellows will receive a form outlining exactly what information is required. This report should be submitted to cwgpp@umn.edu (with a cc to rigs@umn.edu) by September 8, 2021.