The Kinsey Institute Call for Student Grant Proposals

My wonderful friend and colleague, Dr. Brian Dodge, is also the Chair of The Kinsey Institute’s Student Research Grants Committee (Disclosure: I am often one of several independent reviewers). The Committee has just posted its call for grant proposal applications. Grad students, check it out – it’s a very competitive process, but worth applying (I think):

The Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction at Indiana University is pleased to announce a Call for Proposals for The Kinsey Institute Student Research Grants 2010-2011. This program confers sexuality research grants to emerging scholars and seeks to fund significant and innovative research, from a wide array of disciplines and perspectives, that deals with human sexuality. The program is supported by donations from Friends of The Kinsey Institute.

Proposals will be accepted beginning September 1, 2010.

The Kinsey Institute will fund up to six proposals at $750 each, half of which will be from graduate students at Indiana University and the other half from graduate students enrolled at other universities in the United States. It is an expectation that results from the funded studies will ultimately be submitted for publication in peer-reviewed scientific journals. In addition, descriptions of the research will be posted on The Kinsey Institute’s website.

The deadline for submission of proposal materials will be November 1, 2010. Applications for funding should include a clear and concise research description (study rationale, methods, and planned data analysis), a budget, and a letter of support from a faculty mentor/advisor. The maximum length is three pages for the research description and one page for the budget. All applicants must be registered as full time graduate students at accredited universities in the United States. In one year’s time following the funding award, we require awardees to submit to The Kinsey Institute preliminary findings of the study in the forms of a one page final report. In addition, the awardees will send the institute any presented/accepted abstracts for presentations at scientific meetings and/or submitted/accepted publications in peer-reviewed journals that are based on the funded research.

For more information, please visit The Kinsey Institute’s website at: http://www.kinseyinstitute.org/research/student_grants.html . Questions regarding the forthcoming grant cycle may be directed to Dr. Brian Dodge at KISRG@indiana.edu .

About Dr. Debby Herbenick

Dr. Debby Herbenick

Dr. Debby Herbenick is a sex researcher at Indiana University, sexual health educator at The Kinsey Institute, columnist, and author of five books about sex and love. Learn more about her work at www.sexualhealth.indiana.edu.