ERIC Number: ED091970
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Women and Fellowships.
When women have been acknowledged to be doing original work in the sciences, sociology psychology; publishing many more books and articles than ever before; making their voices heard in professional associations, organizing art shows, giving voice and visibility to creative and new ideas in many fields--why do they remain outside the institutional reward system? Last year over 80% of the major fellowship awards went to men. There are many reasons that women are not found in higher numbers among fellowship applicants. One of the strongest is that the image of the fellowship recipient is male. Another difficulty is that information about many programs is informal, passing through word-of-mouth networks. Three recent developments are helping to change the situation: Title IX of the Higher Education Act; The Airlee House Conference which adopted a series of recommendations for opening up fellowship programs to greater participation by women; and the foundation that funds the fellowships. The succeeding sections concern 3 fellowships that have changed--Rhodes, Nieman, and White House Fellows; how to apply for fellowships; and how to choose the right fellowship. (Author/PG)
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Fellowships, Females, Higher Education, Scholarships, Sex Discrimination, Womens Education
Women's Equity Action League Education and Legal Defense Fund, 795 National Press Building, Washington, D.C. 20004 ($1.00)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Women's Equity Action League, Washington, DC.