Students Invited To Seek ‘Status of Women’ Grants

Funding Helps Projects About Women and Gender

by Taylor Zenz, CSU Public Relations Intern

The President’s Commission on the Status of Women is once again offering research and professional grants to students, faculty and staff of Minnesota State University, Mankato.

University President Richard Davenport created the commission to support individuals who wish to improve the status of women on campus and beyond.

With that, there are stipends available to conduct research and/or attend professional development opportunities concerning the status of women and gender-related issues.

Liz Steinborn-Gourley, Student Success coordinator and conduct officer, says that “students working on research and creative projects particularly aimed at learning more about women and gender should consider the grant to fund their project”. She mentions that some conferences that have been funded in the past include Women in Aviation and the Mankato YWCA women’s Leadership Conference.

Whether you need funding for a creative art installation or a research project aimed at learning more about women and gender, we encourage you to apply!

The spring deadline for applications is Tuesday, Feb. 20 at 4 p.m. All activities using funds must occur before June 1, 2018. Commission is not able to fund equipment requests or incentives.

For more information and to submit your electronic proposal,  visit or contact Liz Steinborn-Gourley (

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