The Society of Family Planning invites applications for its Changemakers in Family Planning program.
According to the fund, 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.
The Changemakers in Family Planning grant aims to respond to institutionalized racism in family planning by providing dedicated support to scholars of color. 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. The expected deliverable at the end of the award period is the completion of career development activities.
Specific support will be allocated over 18 months (September 1, 2023, through March 1, 2025) and includes up to $60,000 for salary support; up to $10,000 to help pay expenses directly related to participation in research skills development opportunities (e.g.,, 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 SFPRF; complementary membership to the Society of Family Planning (SFP) for two years during the award period, and complimentary registration, hotel, and travel to attend the 2023 and 2024 SFP Annual Meetings.
To be eligible, applicants must self-identify as a person of color and have completed a terminal degree program within 10 years of applying. Grants are awarded to tax-exempt nonprofit entities as defined by section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.