Non Tenure Track Teaching Faculty Research Grant

The Penn GSWS program wishes to assist non-tenured teaching faculty in their academic research, given the importance of their continued contribution to academic scholarship. In support of this goal, the GSWS program offers research grants, between $2000-$3,000 each, specifically for non-tenure track teaching faculty whose research is under the rubric of feminist, gender, sexuality, women's and transgender studies. The grant may be used at any time during the academic year to support research-related expenses. 


Application Cycle:


Non tenure track teaching faculty research grant applications are due on April 15 

Notification of awards will be made by mid-May


To Apply: Please complete the online application, which includes the following information:


  • 2-page (max) summary of the research you wish to undertake, including an explanation of how the grant will be used to facilitate the research
  • budget information on how funds will be spent and the requested time period for using the funds; also required is information about other sources of research funding you currently have/are applying for
  • curriculum vitae
  • name of a university reference
  • The application should also describe why the grant would be particularly useful to you at this time


Those who have previously applied and did not receive an award are encouraged to apply again.


Research proposals will be reviewed, and the grants awarded, through a peer review process. Grant recipients are expected to submit a written report accounting how the money was at the conclusion of the grant period and are encouraged to present their research at a Center for Research in Feminist, Queer, and Transgender Studies forum. Any subsequent publication of the research results should acknowledge the support of the Penn GSWS/FQT program.

Non Tenure Track Teaching Faculty Research Grant Form