Vol. 18, No. 21Feb. 25, 1999

Spring deadlines set for awards and grants

The Office of Women's Affairs and the Commission on the Status of Women have set spring deadlines for several matching grants and special awards. Complete information and application forms for each of these awards and grants are available at <http://www.udel. edu/OWA>.

The E. Arthur Trabant Award for Women's Equity is an award given to an individual, department, administrative unit or committee that has made an exceptional contribution to equity for women at the University of Delaware. The Commission on the Status of Women defines "contribution" broadly to encourage as wide a range of nominations as possible, but examples might include developing exemplary programs or curricula, implementing innovative policies and procedures related to women's equity and enhancing existing services to women. The deadline for nominations is April 9. This award will be presented at a lunchtime ceremony on May 14.

Two awards will be given at Honors Day to outstanding returning adult women students. The Bessie Collins Award of $200 will be given to a woman who is over 25 years old, has a minimum GPA of 3.0, demonstrates future promise and has overcome special difficulties in pursuing her goals. The Mae Carter Award of $250 will be awarded to an undergraduate or graduate woman student with a GPA of at least 3.0 who has demonstrated service to women on campus and commitment to scholarship. Deadline for these two awards is March 12.

The Visiting Women's Scholars Fund is a matching fund designed to assist departments in bringing women scholars to campus. There is a rolling deadline, and each application will be evaluated when it is received.

The Student Travel Award and the Special Travel Award (for faculty and staff) require a departmental match and are available to women doing research in any area or to men whose research involves women's issues. The awards are given to support travel to present scholarly papers or for significant participation at a conference or comparable activity. The deadline for spring semester applications is April 1. Travel must take place before July 1.

For information about any of these awards and grants, please call Nancy Soccorso or Liane Sorenson, Office of Women's Affairs, at 831-8063.