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Newcomb Fellows

The Newcomb Institute provides academic and co-curricular programs designed to enhance women’s leadership and gender equity.

The Newcomb Grant Program recognizes the co-curricular as a vital extension of the curricular, values interdisciplinary and cross-unit collaboration, and funds the production of new knowledge and research by faculty and students and the integration of this research into the undergraduate curriculum in all fields.


To apply, fill out this application.  


The Newcomb Fellows is a voluntary association of faculty from all undergraduate colleges of Tulane University. A Newcomb Fellow supports women’s leadership/gender equity and participates in activities of Newcomb Institute that foster faculty-student interaction and research. The Newcomb Fellows program was established by a resolution of the Tulane Board of Administrators in November of 1987. Newcomb Institute administers the Newcomb Fellows program.

A faculty member (full-time, visiting, post-doc or professor of practice) who teaches undergraduates at Tulane University can apply to become a Newcomb Fellow.

Newcomb Fellows are asked to support the NI mission through engagement in one or more of the following:

  • Promote NI events (class announcements, poster sharing)
  • Nominate students for end of the year awards
  • Encourage students to apply for NI programs and opportunities
  • Serve on an NI committee (scholars, grants, postdoc selection)
  • Teach a course with gender in mind
  • Attend NI events or programs, including Fridays at Newcomb speaker series
  • Speak at Fridays at Newcomb
  • Serve on a campus-wide committee related to NI interests (SVPEC, GESS advisory committee, etc)
  • Advise an NI student group
  • Work with us to develop and issue a report (corporate boards, status of women in N.O., etc.) or other research projects (online journals, etc.)
  • Donate to NI
  • Actively work to identify and bring speakers to campus in partnership with NI
  • Attend Under the Oaks


For more information, contact:
Laura Wolford
Assistant Director of Newcomb Institute
Director of Newcomb Research Center