Global Gender Program
Faculty & Student Awards
Michele Manatt Endowed Fellowship
The Michele Manatt Endowed Fellowship is available for second year graduate students at the Elliott School of International Affairs. In order to be considered for this fellowship, students must show a firm commitment to studying women's/girls' issues in developing countries. This can be demonstrated through focused coursework and research interests.
This award is worth a total of $2,000 for one academic year. If you are interested in applying for the Michele Manatt Fellowship for the 2013-2014 academic year, please send a statement of interest (approximately 500 words) to email@example.com by July 1, 2014.
Note: To be considered for the Michele Manatt Fellowship, you must register for at least 6 credits each semester and remain in good academic standing. The fellowship is applied toward tuition and does not cover fees, summer coursework, or additional coursework beyond the 40 credits required for the degree. Any part of the tuition award that is not used within the academic year reverts to the Elliott School and cannot be converted to cash.
2012: Hollyn Hammond, MA Candidate in International Development Studies with a focus on humanitarian assistance and educational development in conflict regions with an emphasis on education of girls. Hollyn completed a year-long internship with Refugees International advocating for education integration into humanitarian responses as a means to protect children, mitigate conflict, and bring stability to affected communities. This year Hollyn conducted field-based research on education in crises in Senegal and Port-au-Prince, Haiti. She published a report in GW's International Affairs Review about combating GBV in Haiti's IDP camps and presented research at a regional conference on education in conflict-affected South Sudan. Hollyn began a program in Honduras to use art and physical education to help alleviate the effects of abuse and neglect of teenage girls. She also worked in Cambodia as an educational development specialist at a local NGO that helped women who had been victims of sex trafficking. Hollyn is committed to bringing education to displaced and crisis-effected women and children around the world.
2011: Erica Buckingham, MA Candidate in International Development Studies with a concentration on gender and development. Erica expects to graduate in May 2012 and hopes to pursue a career working on gender issues in Africa and Southeast Asia. She is especially interested in building women's economic empowerment in indigenous communities.
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