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Applications for one-year, $5,000 Women’s Philanthropy Institute doctoral fellowship due by April 30



INDIANAPOLIS — The Women’s Philanthropy Institute at the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy is offering a $5,000 one-year fellowship to support research and dissertation writing that contributes to the understanding of women’s philanthropy or gender differences in philanthropic behavior. The deadline to apply for the 2016 WPI Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship is April 30.

The fellowship contributes new research to expand the knowledge base about gender differences in philanthropy. In recognition of a commitment to grow the field of scholars who conduct research in issues of gender and philanthropy, the Women’s Philanthropy Institute doubled the fellowship award to $5,000 in 2014.

Elizabeth Dale, the 2015 recipient, will defend her dissertation on the philanthropic motivations and decision-making practices of same-sex couples in May. A candidate for a Ph.D. in philanthropic studies from the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, Dale joined the faculty of Seattle University in January as an assistant professor in its master’s of nonprofit leadership program.

Previous recipients of the fellowship also 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 among 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; and Megan Springate (University of Maryland) for her dissertation on women’s holiday houses at the beginning of the 20th century.

Details about the fellowship and the application form are available on 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. WPI increases understanding of women’s philanthropy through rigorous research and education, interpreting and sharing these insights broadly to improve philanthropy. Follow the institute on Twitter.

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. Follow the school on Twitter and “Like” it on Facebook.