Women and Girls of Color Initiative

In 2016, the CGSS and Marquette University joined a collaborative of universities and organizations who made an active commitment to invest in research and scholarship on the lives of women and girls of color. Depending on the project and available funds, the Research Initiative Grant will provide between $10,000 to $100,000 to select projects that examine this population. Some projects will be funded outright and others will be selected for fundraising solicitations with selected benefactors. Funding can be used to begin, continue, and complete a research or writing project on women and girls of color. Authorized expenses include: student research assistants, research related travel, supplies, study-related software, etc. The Initiative Grant cannot be used for conference travel, to supplement faculty salaries, computer equipment, or general purpose software. All proposals will be reviewed by a grant review committee and funding decisions will be made by the CGSS board and the Provost. Preference will be given to applicants whose projects have not received any extramural support, to interdisciplinary research teams, as well as projects that have a particular focus on the Milwaukee area. Successfully funded faculty will be required to meet with ORSP to discuss external funding of their project.
All Marquette University tenure track and tenured faculty were eligible to apply. All other full and part time faculty, staff, students, and community members were welcomed to apply but have partnered with eligible faculty.

Accepted Proposals

After receiving many great applications for the CGSS Women and Girls of Color Research Initiative Grant, the grant review committee and Provost Myers agreed to award funding to the following projects:

Mental Health and Academic Success Among Latina Emerging Adults: The Role of Culture and Gender Expectations

The Impact of Code-Switching Instruction on the Academic Achievement of Low-Income, African American Girls

Proyecto Mamá: A Community Resource and Needs Assessment of Perinatal Mental Health Among Latina Mothers

Changing Responses to Dating Violence Precursor Behaviors: An Action Research Project with Girls of Color and Their Partners

We thank all of the faculty, staff, students, and community members who applied for this grant for their time and effort in this process.


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