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GWIS Fellowship Endowments

GWIS Fellowship Endowments

Program Description

The Graduate Women In Science (GWIS) National Fellowships Program helps fund research in the natural sciences and promotes academic and professional careers for women in science. Endowment funds, mostly generated from bequests, provide the annual income that supports scientific research conducted by GWIS fellowships winners. For the 20192020 funding cycle, we distributed $50,000 in research awards to seven outstanding women scientists. Since 2008, we have awarded nearly $700,000 in research awards.


The fellowships are known as the Sigma Delta Epsilon (SDE)Fellowships including the Adele Lewis Grant Fellowship and the Hartley Corporation Fellowship; Eloise Gerry Fellowship;VessaNotchev Fellowship; Jean Langenheim Fellowship; Monique Braude Fellowship; Nell I. Mondy Fellowship; Elizabeth Weisburger Fellowship;Ariel C. Hollinshead Fellowship; and the newest, the Centennial Fellowships. The highest scoring SDE Fellowship designee shall be recognized as the Adele Lewis Grant/SDE Fellowship Winner and the second-highest scoring designee shall be known as the Hartley Corporation Fellowship Winner. The funds available in any one year shall be the income from and contributions to the endowment accounts. The amount thus varies from year to year. The Fellowships Committee reserves the right to make no awards if no satisfactory applicants present themselves. The program is not bound by any estimates indicated in this description.


To learn more about each of the fellowship funds and the remarkable scientists who they are named for, please visit:


Sigma Delta Epsilon (SDE)

Adele Lewis Grant Fellowship

Eloise Gerry Fellowship

Vessa Notchev Fellowship

Jean Langenheim Fellowship

Monique Braude Fellowship

Nell I. Mondy Fellowship

Elizabeth Weisburger Fellowship

Hartley Corporation Fellowship

Ariel C. Hollinshead Fellowship

Centennial Fellowship


Online: If you wish to make a donation online, please visit and click “Give a secure gift online” to begin the donation process. In the “Donor Comments” section please specify that your donation is for the fund of your choice. 

By Mail: If you wish to make a donation by mail, please fill out the attached form and send a check payable to “Graduate Women in Science” to: Graduate Women in Science National Office P.O. Box 7 Mullica Hill, NJ 08062.

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