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The Marta Danylewycz Memorial Fund

The Marta Danylewycz Memorial Fund was established with the primary objective of continuing, promoting, and supporting work in women’s and gender history from a feminist perspective. More specifically, the Fund supports historical research at the doctoral level in the following areas:

  • Women and ethnicity,
  • Women and religion,
  • Women and work,
  • Women and social reform,
  • Women and education,
  • Women and family.

The Fund is administered by the Canadian Research Institute for the Advancement of Women (CRIAW-ICREF) in Ottawa, Canada.

This award constitutes of one grant of $2,000. Each project is evaluated by members of a special jury, whose decision is final. No individual critiques can be provided. If no submissions meet the jury’s requirements, the grant money will be returned to the Fund for a possible double award the following year.

Doctoral students who are in the latter stages of their thesis or dissertation are eligible to apply.  There are no citizenship restrictions as long as the applicant is attached to a Canadian institution for the duration of the grant or the research has implication in the Canadian context. Applications can be made in either official language, English or French.

General Criteria

  • The subject matter of the research project must support the aims of the Fund, as described above
  • The research project must be well-defined in terms of objectives, implementation, and expected results, and must reflect good scholarship.

Applications must include:

  • A short abstract (of a maximum of 1,000 words) outlining the work to be accomplished, including objectives of the study and expected completion dates.
  • A statement (of a maximum of 500 words) indicating how the project relates to the objectives of the Marta Danylewycz Fund, i.e., to the continuation, promotion and support of work in women’s history from a feminist perspective.
  • A letter from the student’s supervisor, the director of the student’s graduate programme or the student’s department certifying enrolment in a Doctoral Programme and completion of all degree requirements with the exception of the thesis.
  • Two letters of recommendation supporting the application.
  • A copy of the candidate’s C.V.