The Barbara A.Yates International Fellowship, established by the founding director of WGGP (originally the WID Office), supports graduate students enrolled in WGGP's Gender Relations in International Development (GRID) Minor Program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
The Fellowship is designed to support policy-oriented research on socioeconomic issues related to women and gender in developing countries. The Fellowship is for the academic year and will include a stipend up to $18,000 (starting 2024-2025) and tuition and fee waiver.
The Barbara A. Yates Fellowship began as a research award in 2002 and was changed to a fellowship starting in 2019.
In order to be eligible, applicants must
1. Be current or newly accepted graduate students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
2. Be enrolled in the Gender Relations in International Development (GRID) graduate minor.
3. Have demonstrated academic excellence.