Through the generous support of the Coca-Cola Foundation, the Critical Difference for Women Program at the Ohio State University awards faculty and graduate student research grants. The grant competition is administered by the Department of Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies and the Coca-Cola Critical Difference for Women Research Grants Committee, made up of 9 faculty members from at least 5 Colleges. The number of grants depends on availability of funds and grants may not exceed $4,000 for a 12-month period for faculty applicants and 1,200 for a 12-month period for graduate applicants. Requests for smaller amounts will be highly competitive; in some cases, partial funding for a proposal may be possible.
These grants are designed to support research by OSU faculty and graduate students that explores women's lives, gender equity, or gender broadly conceptualized. We are particularly interested in proposals that will contribute to:
a) knowledge about women or gender in a broad range of disciplines;
b) policies and practical applications that support improved quality of life for women;
c) theoretical innovations; or
d) performance and artistic productions about women or gender.
Proposals are encouraged from all departments, colleges, and professional schools. Priority may be given to gender research that includes a focus on diversity or on issues and groups that remain understudied.
Examples of recent funded research include: women in the trade union movement, women living with AIDS, menopause experiences, self diagnosis medical tests for military women, collective housing models for women students with children, women’s activism and work with/as persons who are hearing impaired, production of a film and testimonial of an African market woman, fertility and childbearing decisions, women in local and state politics, women martyrs in medieval texts, women’s authorship, women in theater, dance performances, art exhibits, history of female slaves, addicts and drug policy formation, occupational choice, women in engineering, women and rheumatoid arthritis, impact of sexual harassment, gender as a risk factor in anxiety, a performance piece on faith and community among Ohio women, girlhood and sexuality, gender and dialect in American English, and many others.
To begin the application process, click on the appropriate category below: