School of Ed: Virginia Horne Henry Wisconsin Distinguished Graduate Fellowships

Nominations are now being solicited for two 2012-13 Virginia Horne Henry Wisconsin Distinguished Graduate Fellowships. The fellowships were established in 1998 by a bequest from the estate of Patrick Henry in honor of his wife, Virginia Horne Henry, a leader in the field of women’s physical education, including knowledge and appreciation of women’s movement, activity and the female body in culture. The primary purpose of the fund is to support and enhance the area of women’s physical education.

Eligibility: The recipient must be a full-time graduate student in a doctoral program. A recipient’s academic and research program focus must be in the area of women’s physical education, movement, activity and the female body in culture. Preference will be given to a student in the School of Education. A major criterion for selection will be the potential contribution of the candidate to the area of women’s physical education, movement, activity and the female body in culture. Note: Employment of any kind through UW-Madison, including but not limited to graduate assistantships, paid internships, and other fellowships, may affect the fellowship award. There is a firm University policy of a limit of 133.33% on appointments for graduate students. These fellowships are considered to be 100% time.

Application: There is no application form. Nominations may be from a department, a faculty member, or the candidates themselves. There is no limit on the number of students a department may nominate. The recipients will be selected by the Virginia Horne Henry Committee, appointed by the Dean of the School of Education.

Nominations must include the following: a statement of no more than two pages by the nominee, describing her/his academic or program interests, also indicating what the candidate would hope to accomplish during the year in which the fellowship would be held; the student’s transcript and vita; and two letters of faculty support, one of which must be from the student’s major professor. Applications must be received by February 17, 2012.

The Fellowship: The Virginia Horne Henry Wisconsin Distinguished Graduate Fellowship will be an academic year award. The rate for Wisconsin Distinguished Graduate Fellowships will be $18,756. In addition, the fellowship will pay tuition and benefits, and there will be $1,500 in professional development funds.

Submission of applications/nominations: Please submit one pdf copy of the nominations to: Tammi Pekkala Matthews, 377 Education Building. If you have any questions, please call Ruth Benedict at 262-0543.