The Society of Family Planning is offering the Changemakers in Family Planning grant, with the goal of responding to institutionalized racism in the science of family planning by providing dedicated support to scholars of color.
Donor Name: Society of Family Planning
State: All States
County: All Counties
Territory: Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands
Type of Grant: Grant
Size of the Grant: $60,000
Grant Duration: 18 months
The aim of the Changemakers in Family Planning grant is to respond to institutionalized racism in the field of family planning by providing dedicated support for awardees to expand research skills and expertise. Awardees will have the opportunity to spend 18 months honing research skills and interests. The expected deliverable at the end of the award period is the completion of career development activities. Awardees will not be expected to conduct original research as part of this grant; rather, awardees will be granted support related to research interests, skills development, mentorship, and networking.
Institutionalized racism, past and present, is a barrier to the full participation of people of color in science. This systematic maldistribution of resources, power, and opportunity negatively affects scholars of color who enter the academic sphere and the research produced. The science of family planning is no exception; the underrepresentation of people of color inhibits the generation of research on abortion and contraception.
As a core strategy, the Society of Family Planning is seeking to build and support a diverse, equitable, inclusive, and multidisciplinary community of all engaged in the science of abortion and contraception. Underlying this strategy is the knowledge that the full participation of scholars of color is essential to pursuing the ambitious vision of just and equitable abortion and contraception informed by science. This knowledge is further echoed in the Society’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Vision Statement.
Salary support and professional development
- Salary support with a total cap of $60,000 for the 18-month award period with the condition that protected time supported by the award must exceed 10% effort. Indirect costs are permitted up to 20% of the amount requested for salary support and are included with a total cap of $60,000 for the 18-month award period.
- Up to $10,000 to pay expenses directly related to participation in research skills development opportunities (eg, program fees, travel expenses).
- $6,000 to support mentorship contracts (scope of work defined by the mentee) with two mentors ($3,000 each), one scholar-identified (background in family planning not required) and one matched to the scholar by Society staff. In addition, Society staff will provide support to define these scopes of work and administer the mentorship contracts.
- Complimentary membership to the Society for two years during the award period (September 2023-2025).
- Complimentary registration, hotel, and travel to attend the 2023 and 2024 SFP Annual Meetings.
- Connections with the cohort of scholars who receive the grant this year, in addition to grantee-only activities designed to build connections within and across cohorts.
- Private networking events designed to introduce scholars to leaders in the field and potential funding sources for future research.
The award period is eighteen months: September 1, 2023 through March 1, 2025.
- Grants are made to organizations on behalf of a named Principal Investigator (PI). A PI need not be a current Society member in order to apply. Grants are limited, without exception, to tax-exempt organizations.
- These grants are open to scholars who:
- self-identify as a person of color
- have completed a terminal degree program within ten years of submitting an application
- have received less than $250,000 to conduct family planning research as a PI or have never served as a PI for family planning research.
- reside in the US and plan to pursue a research career focused on US research (including territories of the US).
For more information, visit SFP.