Funding Options

Intramural Funding Options

Fund for Lesbian and Gay Studies Awards

FLAGS awards are available to Yale faculty, graduate students, and professional school students. Grants are made in support of research, publication, and course development.

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Yale LGBT Studies Research Fellowship

Annual fellowship to support scholars from any field in pursuing lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and/or queer studies. The fellowship allows scholars who reside outside of New Haven access to Yale resources.

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Sarah Pettit Doctoral Fellowship in Lesbian Studies

This permanent endowment fund honors Sarah Pettit, a lesbian activist. The fellowship is for enrolled doctoral candidates.

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James Robert Brudner ’83 Memorial Prize and Lectures

Awarded annually to a scholar or activist whose work has contributed to the understanding of LGBTQI+ issues.

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Extramural Funding Options

Distinguished Scientific Achievement Award, The Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality

Recognizes outstanding contributions to the field of sexology. The award is presented to honor scientific contributions in the areas of research, education, or therapy, and is not restricted to members of the Society.

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Lesbian Health Fund

The mission of the Lesbian Health Fund is to improve the health of lesbians and other sexual minority women and their families through research.

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APA Division 44

Division 44 is the American Psychological Association's Society for the Psychological Study of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues. A number of awards are available to individuals whose work enlarges the scope of psychology's understanding of the needs of sexual minority individuals and communities.

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NIH Sexual & Gender Minority Research Office

The Sexual and Gender Minority Research Office coordinates sexual and gender minority-related research and activities by working directly with the NIH Institutes, Centers, and Offices. “Sexual and gender minority” is an umbrella phrase that encompasses lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender populations as well as those whose sexual orientation, gender identity and expressions, or reproductive development varies from traditional, societal, cultural, or physiological norms.

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NIH SGMRO Funding Opportunities:  https://dpcpsi.nih.gov/sgmro/funding

NRSA Institutional Training Grant

A postdoctoral research training program that provides innovative training in sexuality, gender, and mental health research as applied to HIV prevention and HIV treatment and care across populations in both national and global contexts.

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Point Foundation

Scholarship for LGBTQI+ students enrolled in a undergraduate or graduate/doctoral program.

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Transgender Research Award, American Psychological Association Division 44

This award honors research that contributes to the understanding, health and wellbeing of transgender people and gender diversity in society.

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Wayne F. Placek Award, American Psychological Foundation

Encourages scientific research to increase the general public's understanding of homosexuality and to alleviate the stress that gay men and lesbians experience in this and future civilizations.

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Williams Institute Small Research Grants

The Williams Institute’s Small Research Grants program is designed to encourage new empirical research focused on the LGBTQI+ population. Applicants from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds, including social sciences (e.g., economics, sociology, demography, social psychology), law, public health, and public policy are encouraged to apply. An important objective of this funding is to encourage new scholars to enter LGBTQI+ research areas.

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