Sue Shear Institute for Women in Public Life

Nancy Siteman Fellows' Fund Application


The purpose of the Fund is to provide a limited source of funding for Shear Fellows wishing to pursue public interest activities that may otherwise be prohibitive because of cost. Click here for a list of the kinds of activities that may be supported by the Fund.

Application Deadline: July 3rd, 2014. Extended Deadline: Friday, July 11th, 2014.

Application Procedure
Applicants must complete both the online application form and submit the additional materials below via email to Attachments should be sent in PDF format.

To be considered for an award, applicants must submit a complete application, including:

Post Award Requirements Award recipients will be required to:

If you have any questions about the Award or the application process, contact Jennifer at (314) 516-6623 or

Nancy Siteman Fellow's Fund Application

Application Deadline: July 3rd, 2014. Extended Deadline: Friday, July 11th, 2014.

First Name:

Last Name:


Year of Shear Fellowship:
Amount Requested:


Describe your request: How will the money be used?
*Please limit to 250 words


If the funds are being requested for expenses related to an internship, fellowship or other professional development opportunity, please describe the sponsoring organization and include the website link.
*Please limit to 250 words


Please describe any other sources of funding that you are pursuing or compensation that will be provided by the organization/company you'll be working for (stipend, housing, other wages, etc.).
*Please limit to 250 words


Would you still pursue this opportunity if you received only partial funding?

 Yes  No


Describe your career goals, and explain how this experience will contribute to your personal and professional development as a woman in public life.
*Please limit to 250 words

Please submit resume and documentation to complete your application. If possible, please send all attachments as pdfs.

You can also mail/fax attachments to the Institute.

   Submit documents in an e-mail.

All Nancy Siteman Fellows' Fund recipients are required to make a commitment after the award is made to:

  • Submit a follow-up letter to the Institute, detailing the impact of the funds;
  • Send a thank you letter to the donor who makes the award possible;
  • Submit a 1 page financial report documenting the expenses and use of the award.

Can you commit to the Post Award Requirements ? 

Yes No

Your application is not complete until we have received your resume and documentation by 1) fax to 314-516-6621, 2) e-mail to  or 3) mail to:

Sue Shear Institute for Women in Public Life
University of Missouri–St. Louis
One University Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63121-4400


Established in 1998 by the Missouri Legislature and the Board of Curators for the University of Missouri, the Sue Shear Institute for Women in Public Life is a non-partisan, educational entity. Programs of the Institute are open to participants regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, and status as a military veteran.