The CCWH Ida B. Wells Graduate Student Fellowship is an annual award of $1000 given to a graduate student working on a historical dissertation that interrogates race and gender, not necessarily in a history department. The award is intended to support either a crucial stage of research or the final year of writing.
The applicant must be a CCWH member; must be a graduate student in any department of a U.S. institution; must have passed to A.B.D. status by the time of application; may hold this award and others simultaneously; and need not attend the award ceremony to receive the award.
The annual deadline for the Wells award is 2 April.
Ida B. Wells Graduate Student Fellowship Award 2019 Application (MS Word download)
Committee email: WellsAward@ccwh.org
NOTE – Applicants can only apply for one CCWH sponsored graduate student grant each year.
Donations by CCWH members and other patrons support the Ida B. Wells Graduate Student Fellowship. To make a one-time or recurring monthly donation to any of of the Awards by credit or debit card, please fill out our secure online Awards Donation Form.
Or donate by check made payable to the CCWH and sent to our Treasurer: Pamela Stewart, PhD, College of Integrative Sciences and Arts, Arizona State University, 455 N. 3rd St Suite 380 Phoenix, AZ 85004-1601.
The Coordinating Council on Women in History is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. The Coordinating Council on Women in History is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. All donations to the Ida B. Wells Graduate Student Fellowship are tax-deductible.
Previous Wells Award Recipients
2018 – Michaela Kleber, The College of William and Mary
“Gendered Societies, Sexual Empires: Early French Colonization among the Illinois”
2018 Honorable Mention, Neama Alamri, University of California at Merced,
“Long Live the Arab Worker: A Transnational History of Labor Activism in the Yemeni Diaspora”
2017 Jordan Lynton, “Diasporic Identities in the Age of Rising China: Examining Chinese Community Membership in Jamaica.”
Honorable Mention – Joan Flores-Villalobos, “Colon Women: West Indian Women in the Construction of the Panama Canal.”
2016 Alisha J. Hines, “Deinstitutionalization and Disability Rights: Policy and Activism in New York State”
Honorable Mention – Jessica Blake, “A Taste for Africa: Imperial Fantasy and Clothing Commerce in Revolutionary-Era New Orleans”
2015 Kimberly McNair, “Cotton Framed Revolutionaries: T-shirt Culture and the Black Protest Tradition.”
2014 Katelyn Aguilar, University of Connecticut, “A ‘Cannes Thing?’ Football, Race and American Conservatism.”
2013 Katie Knowles, Rice University, “Fashioning Slavery: Slaves and Clothing in the United States South, 1830-1865”
2012 Nicolette Kostiw, Vanderbilt University, “A Lost Generation: The Tutelage of Minors, Slavery, and the Black Family in Rio de Janeiro.”
2011 Cynthia Greenlee-Donnell, Duke University, “Daughters of the Nadir: Black Girls in South Carolina’s Jim Crow Courts, 1885-1905.”
2010 Melissa Lambert Milewski, NYU, “From Slave to Litigant: African Americans in Court in the Post War South, 1865-1920.”
2009 Katy Simpson Smith, University of North Carolina
2008 Nicole Eaton, Brown University
2007 Reena Goldthree, Duke University
2006 Lisa Blee, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
2005 Irina Mukhina, Boston College
2004 Linda Rupert, Duke University
2003 Tanfer Emin Tunc, State University of New York, Stony Brook
2002 Katherine Benton, University of Wisconsin, Madison
2001 Gillian McGillivray, Georgetown University
2000 Lisa Materson, University of California, Los Angeles
1999 Julian Carter, University of California, Irvine