FLAGS Awards

Deadline: Friday, October 17, 2014 by 4:30 pm.

Faculty may apply for course development grants at any time. 

FLAGS (Fund for Lesbian and Gay Studies) awards are available to Yale faculty, graduate students, and professional school students. Grants are made in support of research, publication, and course development. Funding may support such items as travel to archives; transcription of interviews; acquisition of inaccessible books, microfilms, or other materials (with the understanding that such materials will ultimately be offered to Sterling or another library within the university); assistance in research and manuscript preparation; publication subvention; and approved experiments in basic science, medicine, nursing, psychology, and public health.

Individual awards range from $500 to $5,000. Original receipts are necessary for reimbursement; no meals are covered. FLAGS funds cannot provide reimbursement for expenses already incurred. Award monies are available for one year after the grant has been awarded. After one year, a request for an extension for the grant must be filed. Applicants who seek additional funding for a previously supported project must state how the money already received has been used in order to justify the continuation of support. Applicants are responsible for knowing all University policies and procedures related to the conduct of research as they apply to their proposed project.

To apply, please complete the online FLAGS Application.

The following will be required:

  1. A description of the work for which funding is needed (at least one, but not more than four double-spaced pages)

  2. An itemized budget and description of the need for support (including the description of any other financial support solicited for this project); estimated airfare should be included as a PDF (scan of a printout is acceptable) from OrbitzForBusiness.net; estimated hotel costs should be included as a PDF (scan of a printout is acceptable) from a hotel or hotel discounter website

  3. The name of one person (normally a Yale faculty member) who will write a letter of recommendation. Reference writers should send their letters directly to Linda Hase and should comment on the applicant’s project and ability to carry it out successfully.

  4. A home address, e-mail address, and phone number

Any questions? Email Linda Hase. Announcement of the awards will be made two-three weeks after the application deadline.