The Women and Gender in Global Perspectives (WGGP) Program is an academic unit in the International Programs and Studies Division of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. We promote the study of human development in international settings. Because such development has gender, cultural, economic, legal, moral, political, social, and technological dimensions, we emphasize scholarly activities that advance our understanding of how resource inequalities and gender equity affect individual and community capabilities. Through a multi-disciplinary approach, we address and critically evaluate human development issues by: Conducting research; Impacting policy and decision making as well as practice; Educating future academic and policy leaders; Engaging academic, policy, government, and non-governmental, and community leaders; and Highlighting the centrality of gender in human development
WGGP holds an annual competition for graduate student awards with a deadline February 16, 2017. We offer a full fellowship through the Rita and Arnold Goodman Fellowship and smaller research and conference grants through the Accad & Vieille, Yates, and Due & Ferber International Research awards. Click on one of the links below to get more information about the fellowship or grant, this year's deadlines, and the application process.
A graduate student enrolled at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign may apply for one or more of the awards on the application form by submitting the required materials. Only one application form is needed.
2017-18 application deadline is February 16, 2017 at 4pm (pdf instructions for reference only-new application will be posted by October 2016)
We will host to upcoming events to help prepare students for the application submission.
2016-17 events coming soon
2016-17 Award Recipients (pdf)
2016-17 Finalists for the Goodman Fellowship were Ryan Stock (Geography) and Abigail Asangba (Anthropology)
Rita and Arnold Goodman Fellowship
Barbara A. Yates International Research Award
Due and Ferber International Research Award
Evelyne Accad and Paul Vieille International Research Award