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$5,000 doctoral fellowship offered for women’s philanthropy research


INDIANAPOLIS — A $5,000, one-year fellowship to support doctoral research and dissertation writing that contributes to understanding of women’s philanthropy or gender differences in philanthropic behavior is being offered by the Women’s Philanthropy Institute at the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy.

The application deadline for the 2014 Women’s Philanthropy Institute Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship is April 30.

The fellowship contributes new research to expand the knowledge base about women’s philanthropy. In recognition of the institute’s commitment to expand the field of scholars who conduct research in issues of gender and philanthropy, the fellowship award has doubled to $5,000. 

Previous fellowship recipients include:

  • Deborah Skolnick Einhorn, Brandeis University, for her dissertation “The Power of the Purse: Jewish Women’s Philanthropy and Social Change.”
  • Laura Gee, University of California at San Diego, for her studies to better understand how donors, especially women, choose between volunteering, fundraising and monetary donations.
  • Brent Pieper, Indiana University, for his dissertation on women’s philanthropy programs at higher education institutions and their impact on giving.

Details about the fellowship and the application form are available at the institute’s website.

About the Women’s Philanthropy Institute

The Women’s Philanthropy Institute is part of the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. The institute increases understanding of women’s philanthropy through rigorous research and education, interpreting and sharing these insights broadly to improve philanthropy. To learn more, follow the institute on Twitter @WPIinsights and “Like” the Women’s Philanthropy Institute on Facebook.

About the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy


The Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy is dedicated to improving philanthropy to improve the world by training and empowering students and professionals to be innovators and leaders who create positive and lasting change. The school offers a comprehensive approach to philanthropy through its academic, research and international programs and through The Fund Raising School, Lake Institute on Faith & Giving, and the Women’s Philanthropy Institute. To learn more, follow the school on Twitter @IUPhilanthropy or “Like” the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy on Facebook.