Division of Women’s Issues (DOWI) - Outstanding Dissertation Award $500

The Division of Women’s Issues (DOWI) of the NY State Psychological Association is pleased to announce its award for an Outstanding Dissertation to a student or recent graduate.

The dissertation or doctoral project should be on a feminist topic pertaining to women and girls and must have been completed in 2015 by November 1, 2015. Completion is defined to mean all requirements are accepted and signed off by the applicant’s institution.

Each nominee must submit a three- page abstract including statement of purpose, hypotheses, methods (including participants, measures, and procedure), results and discussion. In addition to the three pages, selected references should be included.

A panel designated by DOWI based on criteria of will judge all submissions:

  • Significance to the field
  • Relevance to women’s issues
  • Clarity and quality of the research

A monetary amount of $500 comes with the award. The winner will be announced at the annual NYSPA Convention, have the opportunity to present her/his paper, and receive a one-year membership to DOWI. Please send submissions and questions to Vanessa Li: