Grants, Fellowships & CFPs

2018-19 Faculty Seed Grants

Event Date: Sunday, April 1st, 2018

Sponsored by: Feminist Research Institute

Only Faculty are eligible for this grant, fellowship, or residency. UC Davis Academic Senate or Academic Federation faculty. Faculty can only be involved in one seed grant, and cannot be current members of the FRI Board of Directors.

Award Amount: Up to $10,000

Application Deadline: April 1, 2018

Awards Announced: May 2018

Funding Time Frame: June 2018 to June 2019

The Feminist Research Institute (FRI) invites proposals from UC Davis faculty for collaborative projects that use feminist approaches to engage in transformative, trans-disciplinary research. Potential projects may seek to reduce gender inequalities, engage methodologies shaped by critical examination of gender as they intersect with race, class, and other categories of difference, address power dynamics in the collection, interpretation or presentation of data, or consider how the position of the researcher affects design, execution, and interpretation of research. Projects should seek to realize the potential of feminism to ask new questions, develop new methodologies, provoke innovative practices, create new connections, collaborate with communities, and engage new audiences.

Seed grant funding may be used to develop a promising idea, pilot-test a method, gather preliminary data, further an ongoing collaboration, or otherwise provide support that will improve a project’s chances of receiving external funding. Proposal are encouraged that involve collaboration with faculty from more than one college/school.

Awardees will have the opportunity to participate in a workshop with other grantees and feminist researchers and present their research at the Feminist Research Symposium.

Applicants should submit the following to by the April 1, 2018 deadline:

  • Application Cover Sheet, with project title and abstract (200 words max)
  • Project Description (1,000 words max) The description should have a clear research question, explain the academic relevance, articulate how the project integrates feminist approaches, describe activities that will be undertaken as part of the seed grant and their relationship to a broader research project eligible for external funding, and identify specific funding opportunities the PIs plan to pursue.
  • Seed grant budget and budget justification (Funds cannot be used for alcohol)
  • Curriculum Vitae or Biosketch for PIs and major collaborators (5 pages max)

Evaluation Criteria:

Applications will be reviewed by a committee of FRI-affiliated faculty based on the following criteria:

  • Importance of research question and academic relevance of topic
  • Degree to which feminist approaches are foundational to and integrated in the project
  • Clear, achievable activities that address the research question in a way that is both specific and furthers the broader research project
  • Ambitious yet realistic plan for pursuing future external funding
  • Trans-disciplinary scope that includes faculty from different disciplines/colleges

More information and the call for proposals may be found on the FRI website.

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