|| The Gunda Werner Doctoral Fellowship|
The Feminist Institute, in cooperation with the Scholarship Department of the Heinrich-Boell-Foundation, regularly awards five doctoral fellowships in conjunction with the Gunda Werner Doctoral Fellowship. The fellows are encouraged to work together and focus their research around a main subject selected by the FI.
The Fellowship is named after the devoted feminist, philosopher, and organizational consultant, Gunda Werner (1952-2000). Gunda Werner was a pioneer in advancing the concept of gender democracy within the Heinrich-Boell-Foundation.
She understood gender democracy as a discursive element of democracy, a continuous open dialogue about equality and participation between gender groups.
The concept of gender democracy was first implemented at the Heinrich-Boell-Foundation, spreading afterwards to organizations in Germany and abroad. Gunda Werner died in 2000 at the age of 48.
Following her legacy, the Fellowship aims to transfer feminist scholarship into political practice. The Fellowship also seeks to support feminist critical theory and the next generation of feminist scholars at German universities.
Subjects of Past and Present Fellowships
Second Session, Gunda Werner Doctoral Fellowship: Gender Dynamics in Violent Conflicts
The second session of the Fellowship was started in the Spring of 2004. Its focus is on the role of gender dynamics and community processes in the development, continuation, and resolution of violent conflicts. The session will end in September 2006. [Second Session] (German only)
First Session, Gunda Werner Fellowship: Gender Democracy and Organizational Reform in a Global Context
The first session of the Fellowship took place from 2000-2003. It focused on the significance of women’s movements for societal modernization processes. [First Session] (German only)
Currently, the Fellowship is in its second run-through and there are no places available. Openings and new sessions will be posted on GLOW. For more information about the Gunda Werner Doctoral Fellowship please visit the German version. [Gunda-Werner-Kolleg]
To learn more about Gunda Werner, gender democracy, and view a collection of essays dedicated to Gunda Werner please visit [Gunda Werner] (German only).