Departmental/Program Collaboration Grants

Newcomb Institute seeks proposals from other Tulane Centers, Programs, Departments, Schools, and Institutes to support collaborative programs that connect to the Institute’s mission of advancing gender equity research and scholarly outputs, with a particular focus on supporting and empowering undergraduate students.

We will consider proposals that focus on any area related to issues gender equity, but we would value applications focused on Newcomb Institute’s current priority areas: 

  • elimination of gender-based violence
  • advancement of sexual and reproductive health and justice
  • feminist civic engagement and leadership

These grants might fund programs that support cohort experiences, group conference travel, or other structured programs that provide co-curricular opportunities for undergraduate students.



Grant Cycles

The Newcomb Institute will consider proposals submitted during these cycles:

  • Fall cycle – deadline to submit is October 15, 2023.
  • Spring cycle – deadline to submit is March 15, 2024.

Application Guidelines

Please note these guidelines:

  • Proposals must come from or on behalf of a Tulane department, program, center, institute, or school. An individual faculty member can submit the application, but it should be for work that goes beyond that faculty member’s individual research.
  • The maximum funding amount is $25,000. We may fund one large proposal, or several smaller proposals, depending on number of applications.
  • Funding awarded in spring 2024 should be for projects completed before June 30, 2025.
  • All grant-related work should be completed during the period of funding, and a grant report is due at the conclusion of the grant-funded period. Future grant funding decisions may take into consideration the completion and quality of work, as well as the demonstrated value of the effort, as reflected in the grant report and resultant projects. 
  • Grant recipients must credit Newcomb Institute in papers, presentations, or publicity connected with the funded project. We may share or promote projects via social media.

Required Project Value

Applicant should incorporate each of these values into the project, and the proposal must clearly describe each:

  • Support of the Newcomb Institute's mission (highest priority)
  • Student involvement (if applicable)
  • Community involvement (if applicable)

Who We Are

Newcomb Institute is an academic institute built from a women’s college and, today, catalyzing and guiding multi-disciplinary research and scholars focused on gender equity.

Our mission is to advance research, training, and practice focused on gender equity and empowerment so all people, regardless of their social characteristics, can achieve their full potential academically, socially, professionally, and in positions of leadership. We work with students and community partners to create the next generation of gender equity scholars and leaders.

Our current research priorities within Newcomb Institute are:

  • elimination of gender-based violence
  • advancement of sexual and reproductive health and justice
  • feminist civic engagement and leadership.

As part of our mission and goals, we seek to support research on gender equity in any area and across any discipline through our grant funding to Tulane faculty and for undergraduate research assistants working with Tulane faculty