Intersections of Gender Enrichment Grant (IG-EG)

22 July 2020

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Intersections of Gender (IG) is offering a grant program to support, promote, and enhance intersectional gender research and teaching activities at the University of Alberta.

The primary goal of these grants is to support scholarly activities that centre feminist, anti-racist and/or anti-colonial/decolonial, queer, and critical disability methodologies. Eligible activities include, but are not limited to, talks, workshops, networking events, outreach, research meetings, and organizing conferences relevant to the mandate of Intersections of Gender. This grant does not fund research travel, labor of the applicant, or subvent publication.

This program is especially designed to enhance innovative interdisciplinary research methodologies, projects, collaborations, curriculum transformation, and other activities with transformative potential.

We are especially encouraging applications from Indigenous, Black, and other racialized graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and faculty.

Funding Amount
Grants up to $1,000.00 maximum each.

Application Deadline
Rolling application, however the final deadline for this fiscal year is February 1, 2021.

Who Can Apply
The IG Enrichment Grant (IG-EG) is open to continuing faculty members, academic teaching staff, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students (full or part time) from all disciplines and Faculties. There are no restrictions on citizenship and all disciplines are eligible for funding.

Eligible Projects
Grants will be awarded for scholarly activities that centre around intersectional gender approaches including, but not limited to, feminist, anti-racist and/or anti-colonial/decolonial, queer, and critical disability methodologies, such as talks, workshops, networking, outreach, research meetings, and organizing conferences relevant to the mandate of Intersections of Gender.

Past grant recipients have been awarded funding for activities such as a social justice theatre production, supplies (materials, food, and/or promotion) for research events (meetings, forums, workshops), and airfare to bring in other researchers to a research event.

This grant is not intended to fund research travel, labor of the applicant, or subvent publication.

Selection Criteria
The IG-EG will be awarded to those applicants whose work demonstrates commitment to scholarly activities that centre around intersectional gender approaches relevant to our mandate. EDI criteria will be applied to the assessment of the application.

Selection Process
All applications that meet eligibility will be considered by an IG review panel. All applicants will be notified about the status of their application.

For research requiring ethics approval, the funds will only be dispersed after approval has been granted. Only expenses directly related to supporting research activities are eligible.

All funds must be spent by December 31, 2021.

To Apply
Please provide the following information using this template in a shared Google Doc1 (not Word or PDF) in an email sent to intersectionsofgender@ualberta.ca, subject line “IG Enrichment Grant Application - Your Name.”

Please note that maximum word counts will be strictly adhered to; if your proposal does not meet the word count criteria, it will not be considered.

  1. Name of Principal Investigator and Affiliation
  2. Employee ID #
  3. Names of Collaborators and Affiliations
  4. Title of Project/Activity
  5. Short Description of Project/Activity. Please consider including: nature of event/activity, how it will build research capacity, interdisciplinarity, timing, outcomes and/or anticipated next steps as well as relevance to the Intersections of Gender mandate. Maximum 100 words.
  6. Value Proposition: Explanation of the potential to enhance intersectional gender research and teaching capacity at the University of Alberta; potential for new collaborations, approaches, methodologies, and curriculum transformation. Equity, diversity, and inclusion are part of the evaluation criteria. (See Guide to Best Practices in Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in Research). Maximum 150 words.
  7. Ethics. Indicate whether you need or already have received ethics approval for this project. (Funds will only be dispensed after evidence of successful ethics approval).
  8. Brief Budget (with one or two line explanation of items). Budget items should be eligible expenses under Tri-Council guidelines; please contact us in advance if you anticipate unusual expenses.
  9. *If you are a graduate student or post-doctoral fellow, please provide the name, email, Faculty/Department, and position of your supervisor as well as an indication that your supervisor has approved this activity; your supervisor will be required to hold funds for you by setting up a new project proposal in PeopleSoft Financials. Details on this process will be provided once the funds have been approved. The university research funding policy is available here for more information. 

If you have any questions or concerns about the application process, please contact intersectionsofgender@ualberta.ca.