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Gender and Women’s Studies Basic Needs Fund

Purpose: Gender and Women's Studies faculty decided to launch a basic needs fund to provide undergraduate and graduate students with financial support. The fund aligns with GWS’s approach to radical collective care.


Eligibility : The fund is open to undergraduate and graduate students enrolled at UIC who meet any of the following criteria:

  • Gender and Women's Studies major
  • Gender and Women's Studies minor
  • Social Justice minor
  • Gender and Women's Studies graduate student concentrator

Guidelines: Depending on the availability of funds, a student can receive up to $500 in a calendar year based on a single application or multiple applications. There are no restrictions on how the funds should be used once awarded.

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gender and women's studies basic needs fund


Fall 2023 Application Deadline November 1, 2023

Spring 2024 Application Deadline March 1, 2024

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