Institute for Women’s Studies in the Arab World
Mary Turner Lane Award
About Mary Turner Lane Award
Dr. Mary Ellen Lane established an award for a women’s studies student in honor of her late mother, Mary Turner Lane, who founded the women’s studies program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In addition to championing women’s studies at UNC, Mary Turner Lane was interested in Arab women and served in Cairo as a consultant to the Egyptian Ministry of Education from 1978-81.
The purpose of this award is to generate awareness about IWSAW and the importance of conducting research in the field of gender and women studies.
The award will go to the best research paper on women/gender studies or original piece of writing such as senior study, project, or essay, completed as one of the requirements of a class taken at LAU (literature, language, social sciences, cultural studies, philosophy, education etc.)
The competition is open to any female LAU student currently enrolled at the university.
The award consists of $500 and a certificate.
Procedure to apply
Paper/study should be submitted electronically to IWSAW at firstname.lastname@example.org, in addition to full name and contact information of applicant.
Deadline for application
May 30th, 2012.