Students Awarded Research Grants

We are pleased to announce the recipients of the Women's Studies Research Grants Program for Fall 1996. Four graduate students were awarded a total of $1150 to assist with projects associated with the completion of their graduate degrees.

Emily Clark, a doctoral candidate in history, was awarded a grant to travel to collections in France to research historical documents for her dissertation "A New World Community: The New Orleans Ursulines and Colonial Society, 1727-1803." Michele Haberland, also a doctoral candidate in history, was awarded a grant to travel to the Southern Labor Archive at Georgia State University and the Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives at Cornell University to complete research for her disse rtation "Striking Beauties: Garment Workers in the U.S. South, 1945-1980." Melissa Heckman, a candidate for a Master's degree in social work, was awarded funds to assist with the costs of administering a questionnaire to police officers in Orleans Parish for her thesis "Police Response to Domestic Violence." Finally, with funds from the New Orleans Revlon Run/Walk for Women's Health, a grant was awarded to Amy Helburn, a graduate student at the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, to help support publication of "The Women's Healthy Pages Project." The Project, initiated by Amy, is designed to increase women's access to health information and health care services.

The Women's Studies Research Grants Program is open to undergraduate and graduate students at Tulane. There are two award periods each year. The application deadline for Spring semester is 19 March 1997. Additional information and application forms are available on the information tables in the Center lobby.

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