Does my proposed research project have to address all three priority areas of study?

We prefer that research proposals are related to one or more of the priority areas listed in the request for proposals, in addition to aligning with the preferences for research that are laid out at the start of the RFP.

What if my proposed research project does not fit into the three priority areas of study?

While our preference is for research proposals related to one or more of the priority areas and related questions outlined in the request for proposals, researchers are welcome to propose research projects that fall outside, but are related to, these areas or questions.

How will applications be evaluated?

CAWP will bring together a group of evaluators, including CAWP staff and faculty and external reviewers with direct experience in gender and politics scholarship and/or practice. Evaluators will select proposals that best fit the requirements and priorities noted in the RFP.

How many grants will be awarded?

The total number of awards granted – both in the graduate student and post-graduate competitions – will be dependent on project budgets of selected projects.

What are the sizes of the grants that will be awarded?

Grants of diverse sizes/amounts will be awarded based on the budget needs of each project. Applicants should request a desired amount that falls under or at the maximum value for their applicant group ($10,000 for the graduate students and $30,000 for faculty/post-graduates). The budget justification in each proposal will guide evaluators in determining the size of each grant.

When will applicants find out if they have been awarded a grant?

We anticipate completing the review process and notifying grantees in December 2021. We are hopeful that grants will be issued within one month of grantees being notified and completing required paperwork to accept the grant.

What will be required of grantees?

Grantees will participate in an introductory meeting of grant recipients in spring 2022. Grantees will also be required to provide a summary of research findings and budget allocation (to that point) to CAWP by December 31, 2022. Because of CAWP’s commitment to translating research into practice, researchers will be expected to work with CAWP upon completion of their research (as will be indicated in submitted research timelines) to craft an overview of their research findings for practitioner and public audiences, and they will be asked to present their research findings to public and practitioner audiences in partnership with CAWP. Within one month of completion of the project, grantees will also provide a complete summary of budget allocation to indicate how the award was spent.

Will grants be issued directly to grantees or to their home institutions?

Grants of $5,000 or less can be issued to grantees directly (and would be subject to tax) or to the grantee’s home institution (tax-exempt). Grants over $5,000 will be issued to the grantee’s home institution (tax-exempt). CAWP will work with grantees if a combination of these approaches is necessary.

What costs can be included in project budgets?

Grants should be used to facilitate the proposed research projects. Relevant costs include, but are not limited to: technology, research assistance, data purchases, surveys, transcription, and non-conference travel. Up to $5,000 of awards may also be used to offset the costs of reduced teaching, child care, or related expenses incurred in order to provide applicants the time to complete research. Grant monies cannot be used by grantees’ home institutions to cover overhead costs.


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