WGS offers summer research grants of up to $1,000 for qualified undergraduate students. Students who receive summer funding are required to present their research at a WGS seminar scheduled during the academic year following the period of support.

HIRB Policy

All students conducting research without “on-the-ground” oversight of the PI are highly encouraged to contact the Homewood Institutional Review Board (HIRB) as soon as they start seriously considering their research topic. At this point, the HIRB can guide the student on the type of research that will fall into one of the exempt categories and will also guide the student on how to minimize risks to participants.

IRB applications involving student-initiated international research must be submitted to the HIRB at least eight weeks in advance of the planned start date, although students are highly encouraged to contact the IRB well in advance of the eight-week period. Student-initiated international work submitted less than eight weeks in advance of the proposed start date will likely not be approved by the IRB in time. Students should not make travel arrangements or purchase airline tickets until their IRB protocol is approved.

Undergraduate students conducting research without “on-the-ground” oversight by the PI are only permitted to conduct research that meets one of the exempt categories.

Required documents and instructions can be found on the Homewood IRB website.

  • PI Certification
  • How to add a study team member not listed in eHIRB
  • eHIRB User Guide: How to Submit a New Application
  • Categories of Exempt Human Subjects Research
  • Creating a CITI Account and Completing the Required Human Subjects Research Training

Undergraduate Student Liaison

WGS funds one Krieger School of Arts and Sciences undergraduate student to work as a liaison between the larger academic community and the program. Interested students should be engaged in activism and study devoted to gender and sexuality and should have a current interest in the program’s activities. The position includes coordinating WGS events, organizing the summer research workshop, and arranging a film series each semester.

The position will be advertised when it becomes available.