The late Cynthia Nelson, professor of anthropology, founding member of the Cynthia Nelson Institute of Gender and Women Studies (IGWS) and former dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences joined AUC in 1963. Her efforts to further gender and women’s studies in Egypt and the Arab world have made her a notable and respected figure in her field. Her outstanding lifetime contributions to AUC remain unparalleled as she is a role model for generations of young and aspiring scholars. In addition to full or partial tuition support, the highly competitive Cynthia Nelson Fellowship will provide students with the opportunity of working with a faculty member on their research and other professional work.
- The fellowship is awarded for two semesters.
- The academic performance of awarded fellows is subject to evaluation at the end of each semester.
- Step 1: Download and submit the AUC graduate application form.
- Step 2: Submit the online fellowship application form.
Opportunity is About:
Candidates should be from:
Description of Ideal Candidate:
- Full admission to the master's program in gender and women's studies.
- A bachelor’s degree with a minimum overall grade point average of 3.2 on a 4.0 scale or very good from an Egyptian university; if grades are lower, a rationale must be provided in the written statement.
- Demonstrated or potential academic qualifications, professional experience and/ or financial need.
Deadline: The application period is open for one or more cycles a year
Cost/funding for participants:
- The award may consist of full three courses, partial waiver of tuition fees for up to two courses, or less coverage.
- In support of their professional training, fellows are assigned eight hours per week of related research work.
- This work is intended to provide research in support of IGWS scholarly interests and provide professional development and research mentorship to fellows.