NASPA Women in Student Affairs Knowledge Community Women’s Issues Research and Scholarship Award
The Women in Student Affairs Knowledge Community Women’s Issues Research & Scholarship Award is administered annually to one Women in Student Affairs Knowledge Community member to support their research and/or scholarly activity related to women’s issues.
The purpose of the NASPA Women in Student Affairs Knowledge Community Women’s Issues Research and Scholarship Award is:
to recognize outstanding research that contributes to the knowledge of women’s issues in student affairs and higher education;
to support the creation of knowledge related to women’s issues; and
to support the dissemination of knowledge related to women’s issues within NASPA and the higher education community.
Online applications (click Apply Now) incluisve of a current resume must be received by early October each year (specific deadline to be published annually).
Applications will be reviewed without applicant names by a selection committee comprised of scholars and scholar-practitioners invited by WISA KC.
Applicants will be notified of their status via email by January each year.
Applicants are expected to reply confirming they still meet the criteria for eligibility and accept the grant within one calendar week (7 days) of award notification.
- Applicant must be a NASPA professional affiliate or student member.
- Applicant must be employed at a NASPA member college or university and/or be enrolled in a master’s or doctoral program on either a full or part-time basis at the time of application.
- Applicant must demonstrate how their research/scholarly work is connected to women’s issues in student affairs and higher education.
- Applicant must articulate how their research/scholarly work connects to at least one of the NASPA Professional Competencies.
In accordance with the KC’s mission as it relates to women in student affairs, the selection committee is particularly interested in proposals that reflect research and scholarship work that:
- is related to the intersectionality of women’s/womxn’s/womyn’s identities,
- is related to the experiences of women’s/womxn’s/womyn’s underrepresented and minoritized identities and social locations, and/or
- sheds light on underrepresented aspects of women’s/womxn’s/womyn’s experiences
Recipients of this scholarship award will:
- Receive a monetary scholarship award to support their research and scholarly activity to be used within one calendar year of being awarded (e.g. March - March).
- Provide a brief summary of how this scholarship award was/would be used by the recipient to support their research and scholarship.
- Be highlighted through WISA KC’s social media, email communication, and other channels.
- Be recognized at the WISA KC Open Meeting at the NASPA Annual Conference.
- Have their work considered for distribution through the NASPA WISA KC.
- Have the opportunity for professional development through mentoring from NASPA WISA KC members who are scholars or scholar-practitioners.
- Be invited to submit a proposal for WISA KC’s article in the Annual Knowledge Community Publication.