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Empowering Women researchers: IFUW Fellowships Istanbul August 2013. Professor Cynthia Burek ( Convenor : Committee for International Fellowships). IFUW grant giving committees. Hegg Hoffet International Fellowships and Grants

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empowering women researchers ifuw fellowships istanbul august 2013

Empowering Women researchers:IFUW FellowshipsIstanbul August 2013

Professor Cynthia Burek

(Convenor: Committee for International Fellowships)

ifuw grant giving committees
IFUW grant giving committees


International Fellowships and Grants

1919 – IFUW pledge to use education and friendship to combat violence

achievements of the committee
Achievements of the Committee
  • Processing 113 applications and awarding 11 IFUW Fellowship grants
  • Changing the criteria for awarding grants
  • Conducting a survey to establish how much money IFUW and NFAs give towards female education per annum
  • Contributing to the process of the ConchitaPoncini Jimenez International Human Rights Fellowship award
from the fellowship committee
From the Fellowship Committee

Thank you for your support from all those who have benefited in the past and will in the future

Please look at the leaflet in your pack which highlights further stories from past winners

Now for some case studies…

2010 11 ifuw fellow and grant holder
2010-11IFUW Fellow and grant holder


CFUW Vibert Douglas Fellowship (C$12,000)

From Albania a PhD anthropology student at University of Montreal, Canada

Title:Roma women in Eastern Europe: between ostracism and racism

Studying: How violence affects the status and health of Roma women in Albania and Kosovo

Has been offered a position at European University of Tirana when completed (Feb 2012)

2010 11 ifuw fellow and grant holder1
2010-11 IFUW Fellow and grant holder

Miss Borbala KOVACS

British Federation Crosby Hall Fellowship (£2500)

from Romania a Social Policy PhD student at University of Oxford, UK

Studying: Childcare arrangements in Romania and the role of childcare policies

‘Ideally in 10 years time I will be informing Romanian policy making with direct relevance for childcare in an advisory capacity’

2010 11 ifuw fellow and grant holder2
2010-11 IFUW Fellow and grant holder

Oluwasefunmi Tale AROGUNDADE

Ida Smedley Maclean Fellowship (8,500 CHF)

From Nigeria now a Computer Science PhD student at Graduate University Chinese Academy of Science, Beijing, China

Studying:The integration of non-functional requirements engineering techniques and risk analysis for a cost effective and trustworthy information system

Modelling different categories of threats for safety and security of information systems

Successfully defended her PhD in May 2012. Graduated in July 2012

2010 11 ifuw fellow and grant holder3
2010-11 IFUW Fellow and grant holder

Wenxi LI

Winifred Cullis Grant (4,000 CHF)

From China now a PhD student in Law at Queen Mary, University of London, UK

Studying: Developing a regional convention on educational rights in Asia

Using China as the case study as qualified there already as a lawyer, using other countries as comparison

2010 11 ifuw fellow and grant holder4
2010-11 IFUW Fellow and grant holder

Tirhas HABTU

Ida Smedley Maclean Fellowship (8,500 CHF)

From Eritrea now an African Studies student at University of Vienna, Austria

Studying: Gender equality and the political participation of women in Eritrea

She wants to raise political awareness of women in Eritrea

Featured in your leaflet as she has now completed her doctorate

2010 11 ifuw fellow and grant holder5
2010-11 IFUW Fellow and grant holder

Ligia Margarita BRANDT

Daphne Purves (NZFGW) Grant (4,000 CHF)

From Ecuador now researching marine ecology for a PhD at Brown University, USA

Studying: To what extent are species unique in the Galápagos Marine Reserve? An examination of functional redundancy across conservation management zones and seasons

She will be the first female PhD marine biologist in Ecuador when she returns home. She wants to act as a role model to others for more equity in scientific arena.

2010 11 ifuw fellow and grant holder6
2010-11IFUW Fellow and grant holder

Dorothy Leet Grant (4,000 CHF)

  • From Nigeria researching for PhD at Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand
  • Title:Gender-based analysis of vulnerability and adaptability to climate change among smallholder farmers in the semi-arid Nguru District, Northeastern Nigeria
  • Studying: Gender and Development
  • Hopes to serve as a role model for other women from disadvantaged backgrounds



2010 11 ifuw fellow and grant holder7
2010-11 IFUW Fellow and grant holder



Winifred Cullis Grant 4,000 CHF

From California, USA now studying in education in Oxford University, UK

Title:Education and modernisation in Bhutan: understanding lower secondary level curriculum reform

Studying: Education, tradition and modernization in Bhutan looking at how the government balances cultural tradition with national development

Is the first person in her family to study for a doctorate. From a Hispanic and Yaqui Indian descent. Has been at the US Institute of Peace

2010 11 ifuw recognition awards 1000 chf
2010-11 IFUW Recognition Awards (1000 CHF)

Danika KLEIBER (Canada)

Resource Management and Environmental Studies – Gender and community conservation in the central Philippines: Marine protected areas effects on the “invisible fisher folk” - womenThe University of British Columbia, Canada

Peace MEDIE (Ghana)

International Development Policy, Foreign and Security Policy, African Studies – Theorizing policy implementation: enforcing anti-gender-based violence laws in post-conflict Liberia.University of Pittsburgh, USA

Fabiola MIERES (Argentina)

International Labour Migration and Development – Private labour contractors in the global political economy of migration (Mexico and Philippines)University of Manchester, UK

next competition 2014 2015
Next Competition: 2014-2015

The deadline for application is to be confirmed

Each NFA can propose up to 3 candidates

More information and instructions : On IFUW web site

Please advertise this to your members and universities

It is an excellent opportunity to forge links, especially with younger potential members

1 thank you
1. Thank you

I hope these women have inspired you as they did us

May they inspire others as leaders and role models

We wish them well for their future studies and lives…

2 selection criteria changed
2. Selection criteria changed
  • The IFUW Awards committee will restrict fellowships to
    • Women enrolled on a PhD programme and completed their first year of research
    • Why?
    • To aid and speed up selection process
    • To open ‘closed’ doors for girls and women
    • To provide role models for the future
    • A title (Dr.) is a great destructor of barriers
3 2011 survey results
3. 2011 Survey results

A survey of NFAs was carried out during October and November 2011

It covered the 2 years from 2009-2010

15 countries responded

Over $5 million was granted including IFUW


2011 survey results
2011 Survey results

This is an amazing achievement

The result makes IFUW the largest female higher education grant giver in the world

We are a major contributor to achieving equality for women and girls through education


the future
The Future
  • 2007 Centenary of BFWG – Manchester 29th Triennial conference
  • 2019 Centenary of IFUW and CFUW - ?
    • Centenary fellowship?
    • Commemorative book on 100 years of scholarship?
help us to help them
Help us to help them

Join us on the Bosphorus cruise

Buy a prize ticket. We have a table near registration desk.

Donate at the Gala dinner