Elaine Combs-Schilling Memorial Fellowship

The Elaine Combs-Schilling Memorial Fellowship, established to honor the memory of Elaine Combs-Schilling (1949-2016), Professor of Anthropology and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, gives ISSG graduate students an opportunity to pursue either summer archival research in support of their doctoral work, or participate in a conference directly related to their dissertation project, with a stipend of $2,000.

Selection for the fellowship is based on academic distinction in WGSS scholarship, with priority given to Ph.D. students in the humanities, social sciences, or sciences who are at the dissertation research and writing stage, whose work involves feminist or queer methodologies, and who have completed or are in the process of completing the ISSG Graduate Certificate.

Funding support for the fellowship comes from the Elaine Combs-Schilling Memorial Fund.

For more information about the fellowship, please email [email protected].

2024 Elaine Combs-Schilling Memorial Fellowship

The deadline for submissions of applications for the 2024 Elaine Combs-Schilling Memorial Fellowship is 11:59PM ET, Friday, March 29, 2024.

Please see the application instructions, "2024 Elaine Combs-Schilling Memorial Fellowship Application," located in the sidebar for more information.

Previous Recipients

Tianyuan Huang, PhD candidate in East Asian Languages and Cultures

Rishav Kumar Thakur, PhD candidate in Sociocultural Anthropology

Chloé Samala Faux, PhD candidate in Anthropology

Benjamin Liberatore, PhD candidate in Sociocultural Anthropology

Liz Bowen, PhD candidate in English and Comparative Literature

Luciana Chamorro Elizondo, PhD candidate in Anthropology