Clara Schiffer Project on Women’s Health
The Clara Schiffer Project on Women’s Health honors the legacy of social-justice advocate and GW supporter Clara Schiffer. The Clara Schiffer Project provides financial support for graduate students to participate in either student- and faculty-directed research designed to improve women’s health and facilitate communication around women’s health issues.
Clara Schiffer Doctoral Fellows
The Clara Schiffer Fellowship is available for doctoral students conducting dissertation research on a topic related to women’s health across the lifespan. The application for funding must be made just prior to proposal defense, for one year following proposal approval. Funding may be used for limited salary support (no more than 50% of total award) or supplies, travel, database acquisition, specific training requirements, and/or other dissertation-related costs.
Clara Schiffer Masters Fellows
The Clara Schiffer Fellowship is available for masters level students (including joint degree students) working with faculty members as hourly research assistants on projects related to women’s health across the lifespan. Funding is available only for hourly work, up to 15 hours per week for a total of up to 6 months.
Students must contact faculty members in advance to establish their role on a research project directed by that faculty member. Students may create sub-projects within existing projects or may perform work already planned.