Saint Mary’s College, a Catholic, four-year liberal arts institutio
Saint Mary’s College, a Catholic, four-year liberal arts institution for women located approximately 90 miles east of Chicago, established the Center for Women’s Intercultural Leadership (CWIL) through support of a Lilly Endowment, Inc. grant. The Center for Women’s Intercultural Leadership seeks to increase awareness of the importance of intercultural dialogue in today’s world, to highlight the leadership roles women have adopted in such dialogue, and to foster the next generation of women leaders. In pursuit of these goals, the Center offers two different types of fellowships, which are joint appointments with academic departments.
Faculty Fellowships are provided to enable current Saint Mary’s faculty to do research on issues relating to intercultural women’s leadership, or to assist CWIL in its programmatic or curricular activities. Faculty Fellows retain their current department rank and salary while they apply for a course reduction. CWIL then provides the funds to hire a part-time instructor to cover the regularly scheduled course.