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Graduate Assistantships and Fellowships

Students pursuing the M.A. degree in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies can apply for several sources of funding.

Graduate Assistantships

A limited number of graduate assistantships (GAs) are available to M.A. students in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.  Assistantships require 10 hours of work per week. Students are normally paid $6,000/per academic year and receive tuition remission. Additional summer funding may be available on a competitive basis.  Apply for a graduate assistantship.

The Ethel Woodruff Draper Fellowship

The Ethel Woodruff Draper Fellowship in the Development of Young Women is a highly competitive fellowship awarded to a second year M.A. student in Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies whose research relates to the development of young women. The fellowship provides a stipend, tuition waiver, and Graduate Research Assistantship. Apply for the Draper Fellowship.

The Martha Wren Gaines Research Fellowship

The Martha Wren Gaines Research Fellowship (with Special Collections in the University Library) is a stipend to support student or faculty research in the Georgia State University Library's Women's Collections. Apply for the Gaines Research Fellowship.

Student Financial Aid

Information about federal and state loan and grant programs is available through the Office of Student Financial Aid.

Conference Travel Funding

Travel funding is available for graduate students presenting papers at conferences. Apply for conference travel funding.

Additionally, some student groups offer conference funding to WGSS students. Please check the individual web pages for BlackOUT, Faces of Feminism, and SPEAK for contact information.