Mahan-Brandon Research Fund

 

Mahan-Brandon The USA Gender Studies Program is pleased to announce the Mahan-Brandon Fund for Research in Gender Studies and Women's History.  This funding opportunity is open to all tenured and tenure-track faculty as well as undergraduate and graduate students in the College of Arts & Sciences. This fund was established by the late Dr. Howard Mahan, founding chair of the USA History Department and his wife, Dr. Betty Brandon, Professor Emerita of History at USA, as well as the USA Foundation which matched their gift.  The generosity of Dr. Mahan and Dr. Brandon, and the USA Foundation will allow faculty and students in the College of Arts & Sciences to gain additional support for their endeavors in the fields of Gender Studies and Women's History.

The Mahan-Brandon Fund is intended to support faculty research, teaching, and professional development for those faculty members whose research and teaching focuses upon and/or includes any aspect of gender, sexuality, or women's history.  Awards will be determined through a competitive process of proposal submission and evaluated by the Gender Studies Committee, an interdisciplinary A&S committee.  Depending upon the number and nature of applications received, awards of up to $4000 may be granted.  Some examples of activities to be funded include, but are not limited to, research travel, professional development travel, research material, assistance with research, equipment, copyright and image costs. 

For undergraduate and graduate students in the College of Arts & Sciences, awards will be determined through a competitive process of proposal submission.  Depending upon the number and nature of applications received, awards of up to $1000 may be granted.  Some examples of activities to be funded include, but are not limited to, research travel, research material, assistance in attending a conference or other professional opportunities related to gender and/or women’s history.

Call for proposals will be issued in January.  For further information, please contact Martha Jane Brazy, Director of Gender Studies: mjbrazy@southalabama.edu