Graduate Fellowships and Awards

2019 Student Recognitions

WGGP holds an annual competition for graduate student awards with a deadline mid-February. We offer two full fellowships through the Rita and Arnold Goodman Fellowship and the Barbara A. Yates International Fellowship. We also have smaller research awards through the Accad & Vieille International Research and the Due & Ferber International Research award. Please note that you must be a graduate student in the Gender Relations in International Development (GRID) minor to apply for the Barbara A. Yates Fellowship and the Due and Ferber International Research Award. The Evelyne Accad and Paul Vieille International Award requires research to be on issues related to women in North Africa and the Middle East. 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 needed.

2023-2024 application process is now OPEN. 

The application is available at 

Reference letters must be submitted by referee at

Both the application and reference letter submission deadline is Thursday, February 16, 2023 11:59pm

Fellowship and Award Application Questions (past year questions FOR REFERENCE ONLY, please follow the steps above for online submission)

2023-2024 WGGP Fellowship and Award Recipients