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Women's and Gender Studies Resources

Resources, including grant opportunities, are available for faculty, staff, students and alumni in the Department of Women's and Gender Studies. 

The Giving Circle

The Giving Circle Endowment Award is funded by donations from faculty members and alumni to provide small grants to support student research expenses. Any student pursuing a major, minor or a graduate degree in the Department of Women's and Gender Studies is eligible to apply for the award. Award amounts are given up to $500.

Applicants must submit:

  • One-to-two page description of the project that justifies the amount being given
  • A budget (for travel, include any registration fees, transportation, hotel and meal estimates)
  • Copy of request, if any, for funds from other relevant University sources
  • Current resume
  • One letter or email of support from a faculty member

Applications should include a cover letter that includes the applicant’s name, phone number, email, any declared majors or minors, overall GPA,  and the name of the faculty member who has submitted the letter of recommendation. Undergraduates should provide a link to their women’s and gender studies portfolio.

The award is a rolling application, but in general applications should be sent in at least 1-2 months before funds are needed. Applications should be submitted to the department by emailing Jennifer Semsar at

Student Projects

Students in SLU's Department of Women and Gender Studies have the opportunity to work on projects that take what they learn in the classroom into their everyday lives. Learn more about some of these projects:

  • The F Word @SLU: The F Word is a feminist radio show on KSLU created by Daschel Chavez, Meadow Konkol and Olivia Greene for the final activism project in WGST 3850: Feminism in Action. You can listen to previous airings either on iTunes or Soundcloud.
  • Humans of SLU & D-Talk: For their final project in WGST 3850: Feminism in Action, students Annesley Clark, Malaya Siy and Ajlia Mandal studied disability at SLU. The "Human of SLU" facebook page was created and dedicated to students as it focuses on how people experience disability on our campus.  See their presentation. Out of their project, the student group, "D-Talk" was created. Annesley Clark, one of the students on the project, said, "One of the elements of the course was community service, and as someone interested in disability, I decided to survey disabled students, faculty, and staff at SLU about what they wished was different about the experience of disability on campus. Many participants noted that they wished there was a space for just students with disabilities to meet, talk, and advocate for themselves, and so I set to work. With the help of the Center for Accessibility and Disability Resources, and with the influence of my research and activism in the Women's and Gender Studies department, I have created D-Talk, a group for students who identify as disabled. It has been amazing to work with those groups and to create such a space, and I am thrilled that SLU now offers disabled students a meeting place!"
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