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Applications for the Pruitt National Dissertation and Minority Fellowships are now open.

Under a generous bequest from Evelyn L. Pruitt, the Society of Woman Geographers (SWG) offers two fellowship programs annually to support women graduate students in the US and Canada in geography and related disciplines. The doctoral awards fund dissertation research. The master’s fellowships support minority women students accepted to or currently enrolled in masters programs in the US or Canada who are citizens of those countries. Details are provided on the Society’s website (see Deadline for applications for the 2016-2017 doctoral awards is February 1, 2016 and for the Minority Award March 15, 2016.

Both programs reflect the mission of SWG which, since the 1920s, has fostered intellectual engagement by women around the world. Named for the donor, the Pruitt Fellowships recognize a member who, during her career in Washington DC at the Office of Naval Research and beyond supported international research, coastal studies, and the development of new research technologies, especially of remote sensing. She also engaged widely professionally, among her roles being an editor of The Professional Geographer.