ERIC Number: ED081371
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Women in Fellowship and Training Programs.
Attwood, Cynthia L.
In order to learn more about the pattern and effects of fellowship competition on women, the Association of American Colleges undertook a survey of fellowship programs. Beginning in June 1972, 68 different fellowship programs sponsored by 28 government agencies, private organizations and foundations were asked to provide data on the numbers and percentages of women applicants and women recipients, recruiting and selection procedures, content of application forms, the number of women on selection boards, and policies against sex discrimination. Programs were selected for study mainly on the basis of size and national visibility. Results include: (1) In 1972-73 about 80% of the nation's most prestigious fellowships and awards will go to men. In some of the most competitive programs (Guggenheim Fellowships and White House Fellows) over 90% will be held by men. (2) In a few fellowship programs women have comprised 30% or above of the recipients. (3) Far fewer women than men apply or are nominated for fellowships. (4) The success of women who do apply or are nominated varies widely. (5) Women play an insignificant part in the selection, with many panels having no female members. Appendices contain tables of results of the survey and the programs surveyed. (Author/PG)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: EXXON Education Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Association of American Colleges, Washington, DC. Project on the Status and Education of Women.