Our Programs

Fellowship Program

The Women’s International Study Center seeks applicants for residential fellowships at Acequia Madre House in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Artists, writers, scholars, professionals, innovators and entrepreneurs, as individuals and in groups, are encouraged to apply for residencies available throughout the year. We seek proposals aligned with our focus areas – broadly defined as the arts, sciences, cultural preservation, business and philanthropy.

Creative Sabbatical Program

A Creative Sabbatical is a 1-4 week residency program for women artists, scientists, writers, or entrepreneurs on the inspiring Acequia Madre House grounds in historic Santa Fe, New Mexico.


Women’s International Study Center brings speakers from around the world to New Mexico via our Symposia program.

Our Awards Program

A program of awards has been established to recognize women of achievement, “past, present and future”. The “Past” awards are posthumous, and recognize women of the past for their achievements. The “Present” lifetime achievement awards recognize the accomplishments of today’s women. The “Future” awards honor young artists, scientists, historians, preservationists or businesswomen who, early in their careers, have made remarkable contributions and show great promise. This program is designed to recognize the continuum of women’s achievements.