About the Scholars Program
Who and What We Are
Evolving and dynamic, the Scholars Program is committed to fostering outstanding individual achievement of the highest caliber while building a community among the scholars and a partnership with the university. As a group, the scholars constitute a research-and-support community.
There are six categories of WSRC scholars:
- Resident Scholars have a long-term affiliation with the program and work on one or more projects, contribute collegial support and help with administration of the program.
- Affiliated Scholars share the same three responsibilities on a “part-time” basis.
- Visiting Scholars are interested in establishing a long-term affiliation with the program, and after two years of membership in the program, they may apply to become resident scholars.
- Visiting Research Associates are people who join for a short period of time (generally one year or less), but have the option of applying for visiting scholar status by submitting an application by Feb. 1.
- Dissertation Scholars participate for one year while they finish writing their dissertation.
- Scholars on Leave take a leave of absence if they are unable to fulfill their scholar responsibilities and return when they are able to again.
Scholars have three major responsibilities.
- Engage in and produce independent and/or collaborative research or creative projects dealing with women's lives or gender issues.
- Support the intellectual development of the other scholars, of the university community and of students.
- Participate in the administration of the program.