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The Douglass Project for Rutgers Women in Math, Science, and Engineering (Douglass Project) was launched in 1986 to increase the participation of women in science, mathematics, engineering and technology. The Douglass Project has received an award from the American Association of University Women (Progress in Equity Award, 1990) and was cited by the National Research Council as a model program (1991). In 1999, the Douglass Project was one of only five programs nationally to receive the National Science Foundation’s White House Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring. This nationally recognized program includes the unique Bunting-Cobb Math, Science, and Engineering Hall that has existed since 1989.

The Bunting-Cobb Graduate Residential Fellowship Program provides awards to women graduate students pursuing advanced degrees in the sciences, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) at Rutgers-New Brunswick/Piscataway. Graduate students have the opportunity to become an integral part of the Bunting-Cobb residence hall. The role of the Graduate Fellow is to enhance the undergraduate experiences of women and support them in accomplishing their academic goals.

Responsibilities include:

- Developing and delivering programs for students living in the Bunting-Cobb Residence Hall
- Availability to residents of the hall and regular meetings with students
- Availability for events, programs, orientation and recruitment functions
- Participation in training programs and meetings with Residence Life staff
- Administrative functions such as reports, record keeping, and posting notices and announcements
- One Fellow is designated as the Academic Program Coordinator and assumes additional administrative functions.

In addition to serving the undergraduate students, the Bunting-Cobb Graduate Fellows are an important support network for one another as graduate students. Learning about the Rutgers University community, discussing research projects, having support while preparing for qualifying exams and socializing are all part of the benefits of being a Bunting-Cobb Graduate Fellow.

Applicants must be women enrolled in a graduate program in any mathematics, science or engineering discipline at Rutgers University - New Brunswick/Piscataway or the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. Students must be United States citizens, permanent residents or have a visa status that allows for remuneration as a Bunting-Cobb Graduate Fellow. An interview is required for all finalists.

The Bunting-Cobb Graduate Residential Fellowship Program provides fellowship awards to women graduate students in mathematics, the sciences, or engineering at Rutgers University - New Brunswick. Fellows may also hold Teaching Assistantships, Graduate Assistantships, or other Graduate Fellowships. All Bunting-Cobb Graduate Fellows must live in residence in the Bunting-Cobb Math, Science, and Engineering Hall at Douglass College. Awards are granted on an annual basis. Graduate Fellows may apply for reappointment on a competitive basis.

Successful candidates receive a stipend, a furnished room in the residence hall, and board for the academic year. Parking is available near the residence hall. Graduate Fellows in their first year of appointment receive an annual stipend of $3,000 Reappointed Graduate Fellows receive an annual stipend of $3,500 . The Graduate Fellow for Academic Program Coordination receives an annual stipend of $4,500


Applications and supporting materials must be received Friday, April 11, 2008. Interviews for final candidates will be held in May 2007. Interviews will be in person or may be arranged by phone for those residing at some distance from New Brunswick.
Tentative Dates
Friday, May 30, 2008: Notification of Fellowship awards.
Friday, June 27, 2008: Deadline for acceptance of the Graduate Fellowship with written notice to the Douglass Project for Rutgers Women in Math, Science, and Engineering