The Beatrice Bloomingdale Steinhaus ’33, P’60, P’65, GP’87, GP’91/Gertrude Rosenhirsch Zisson’30, P’61, P’63, GP’91 grants support undergraduate and graduate student research at the Pembroke Center for Teaching and Research on Women. Student research may be on any topic related to the work of the Pembroke Center, with preference given to research on women's education, health, community activism, philanthropy, and economic status, and women's rights and well-being in the United States and in developing countries around the world.
Undergraduate students are invited to apply for grants up to $1,000. Graduate students may apply for grants up to a maximum of $2,000. Application materials include:
- a three- to five-page description of your research project
- a letter of support from faculty advisor
- amount requested and plan for allocated grant funds
The Steinhaus/Zisson Fund was provided by Nancy Steinhaus Zisson ’65, P’91 and William Zisson ’63, P’91 in memory of their mothers, Beatrice Bloomingdale Steinhaus ’33, P’60, P’65, GP’87, GP’91 and Gertrude Rosenhirsch Zisson ’30, P’61, P’63, GP’91, and the life changing education that they received at Pembroke College in Brown University. It was established in recognition of their family members who are alumnae and alumni of Brown University, including Margaret Steinhaus Sheppe ’60, P’87, Harry R. Zisson ’61, William Zisson ’63, P’91, Nancy Steinhaus Zisson ’65, P’91, Laura Sheppe Miller ’87, Michael B. Miller ’87, Alex Zisson ’91, and Emma Miller ’16. These two women inspired a love of learning in their children and grandchildren, and a strong belief that education and self-improvement are important aspects of personal growth that do not stop with the end of formal schooling. They believed profoundly in women's rights and affordable education as a means to achieving these goals.
Malcolm Shanks ’23.5, Gender and Sexuality Studies
Project: "Gender & Political Ideology in West Central Africa, 1500-1700"
Aisha Tipnis ‘23, Science, Technology, and Society
Project: "Pelvic Spectators: Entanglements of the Speculum in the Gynecological Pelvic Exam"
Mohadeseh Salari Sardari
Graduate Student, History of Art and Architecture
Project: “The Mislabeling and Misrepresentation of Miniature Paintings in Brown University’s Minassian Collection”
Graduate Student, Africana Studies
Project: “Make Way for the Rebel Empress: Reggae Women and Gender Politics in Jamaica, 1960-2020”
Graduate Student, Sociology
Project: “The Social Landscape of Severe Maternal Morbidity: A Regional Decomposition”