This Fund, endowed by Professor Barrie Thorne in Fall 2010, will support graduate student research in women, gender, and sexuality studies.
The Fund will be used to support high-achieving graduate students attending the University of California, Berkeley who have demonstrated a commitment to the study of women, gender, and sexuality. Funds will be used for such things as summer funding, travel support and dissertation fellowships.
Gifts up to a maximum of $250,000 from current and former faculty, current and retired staff, currently enrolled students, and surviving spouses and partners of faculty and staff, will be matched under the Chancellor’s Challenge program.
Once this newly established fund reaches maturity, grants will begin to be distributed. We expect that to be in 2015. A call for applications will be posted when ready.