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The Newcomb College Institute provides academic and co-curricular programs designed to enhance the education of undergraduate women at Tulane University.   
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.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Newcomb Fellows program?
The Newcomb Fellows is a voluntary association of faculty from all undergraduate colleges of Tulane University. A Newcomb Fellow supports the higher education of women and participates in activities of the Newcomb College 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. The Newcomb College Institute administers the Newcomb Fellows program.

Who can become a Newcomb Fellow?
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.

Who can apply for a Newcomb Fellows grant?
Faculty members who are Newcomb Fellows may apply for faculty grants. Undergraduate and 4 +1 female students who are enrolled full time at Newcomb-Tulane College may apply for student grants.

How do I become a Newcomb Fellow?
To apply to become a Newcomb Fellow, please send an email to with the following information:




Area(s) of specialization and research

Any relevant extracurricular interests or involvement

Newcomb Fellows can support the mission of NCI in several ways. Indicate which of these you may be willing to participate in:

  • Advising a student organization
  • Serving on an NCI faculty advisory committee (grant review, Newcomb Scholars, awards)
  • Nominating students for awards
  • Collaborating on an NCI research report
  • Teaching a gender-relating course
  • Mentoring undergraduate students 
  • Attending Under the Oaks, our end of the year awards ceremony
  • Suggesting speakers
  • Speaking at a Fridays at Newcomb about your work
  • Other ideas?

Who can I contact for more information?
For more information, send an email to

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