Emerging Projects Grants

The Queer and Trans Research Lab (QTRL) at The Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies is pleased to invite applications for the Emerging Projects Fund. Central to the mission of the QTRL, this fund provides $10,000 – $20,000 annually to University of Toronto faculty members and graduate students whose scholarly and community work attends to toentrenched and emerging social and political problems affecting LQBTIQ2SA+ and BIPOC lives and communities in Toronto, Canada, and elsewhere around the world.

These awards are designed to support collaborative research projects in their initial stages, which could include sustaining community and/or international partnerships, preparing for other partnership grants such as SSHRC, NSERC, CIHR, Canadian Heritage Grants, etc., and cross-faculty collaborations. We welcome projects focused on, but not limited to, LGBTIQ2SA+ public health, Two-Spirit needs and experiences, schools and education, art and public museums, queer transnational research and scholarship, multi-institutional and multi-locational social justice initiatives, archiving and documenting LGBTQ2S+ and QTBIPOC histories, and queer cultural production. Graduate student applications must be supported and supervised by at least one faculty lead on the project and at least two faculty members in total. Equitable priority will be given to emerging projects based on the following criteria:

  1. Strength of the project
  2. Collaborative project elements
  3. Distributive equity across University of Toronto campuses and faculties
  4. Attention to elements of equity, diversity, and inclusion of the research team

Each applicant must provide the following: 1) List of participants 2) CV(s) of primary investigators 3) a 1–2-page description of the research project and desired outcomes 3) project budget, including number of years of funding requested.

Completed applications should be submitted qtrl.sds@utoronto.ca by Friday January 14th, 2022, for full consideration.