The Williams Institute is delighted to announce a new call for proposals to support global LGBTI/SOGIESC research. Please feel free to share widely with your networks. Note there are two separate calls. All proposals are due by August 31, 2022 via email to wiGlobalSmallGrants@law.ucla.edu.
Please be aware that we cannot answer questions about the suitability or merits of planned proposals.
1) Williams Institute Global LGBTI Small Grants Program
The Williams Institute’s Global LGBTI Small Grants Program is designed to encourage new empirical research focused on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex populations in the Global South (Latin America, Caribbean, Sub-Saharan Africa, Middle East/North Africa, Asia, and Pacific Islands) as well as amplify voices of researchers from those regions. The program also aims to strengthen research capacity among participants by supporting networking and knowledge exchange (including a colloquium to present research findings) and providing mentorship, where requested, from Williams Institute scholars.
Applicants must reside or work in the following regions: Latin America, Caribbean, Sub-Saharan Africa, Middle East/North Africa, Asia, or Pacific Islands. Senior and junior faculty from a variety of disciplines, including social sciences (e.g., economics, sociology, demography, social psychology), public health, empirical legal studies, and public policy, are encouraged to apply. Advanced graduate students (Ph.D., J.S.D.) interested in pursuing research focused on LGBTI people, as well as experienced researchers unaffiliated with academic institutions or who work with civil society organizations, are also eligible to apply.
2) Williams Institute and SAGE Global LGBTI Aging Small Grants Program
The Williams Institute and SAGE’s Global LGBTI Aging Small Grants Program is designed to encourage new empirical research and data collection on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex older adults (ages 50 and above) in the Global South (i.e. Latin America, Caribbean, Sub-Saharan Africa, Middle East/North Africa, Asia, and Pacific Islands).
The Williams Institute and SAGE are interested in supporting LGBTI asset-based, applied research focused on the following topics:
- LGBTI identity development in later life
- caregiving, social support, and kinship among LGBTI older adults
- elder healthcare access and quality of services
- experiences of discrimination based on gender, race, ethnicity, religion, class, anti-Blackness, colorism, anti-indigenous bias, and/or immigration status for LGBTI older adults
- experiences and impact of violence and elder abuse on LGBTI elders
- impacts of the criminalization of sexual orientation and gender identity and expression;
- advocacy, community organizing, and social movement participation by and for LGBTI older adults.