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Faculty Seed Grants

Next Deadline: November 2, 2015

Application Guidelines / Call for Proposals (PDF)

Katri Ervamaa playing cello

Katri Ervamaa, Cellist, and recipient of a Fall 2013 Seed Grant. Photo credit: Jennifer Ilene Photography

IRWG’s Faculty Seed Grant program was established in 1996. It enhances scholarship on women and gender at U-M by supporting disciplinary and interdisciplinary faculty projects. Support may be requested for individual activities, such as research assistance, research-related travel, or research materials--including books, microfilms, or similar items. Faculty Seed Grants also support collaborative projects, such as pilot studies or initial research efforts, study groups, or conference planning and implementation. Awards range from $500 to $10,000. The following criteria play some role in the award process:

  • Quality and significance of the proposed activity
  • Centrality of research on women and gender to the project
  • Appropriate attention to issues of race/ethnicity, sexuality, culture, nationality, social class, or other differences among women and men
  • Project's value to the career development of faculty and/or students
  • Project's relevance to the study of women and gender at U-M, with an emphasis on scholarly training, curricular influence, external funding, etc.
  • Current recipients
  • Past recipients