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Research Grant Accepting Applications

Contact: Jennifer Bonck

 

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The center’s Petit Research Grant Program is intended to provide faculty, postdoctoral students, and graduate students the opportunity to study topics related to criminal justice and the legal aspects of violence against women; the risk-related behavioral sciences; the mental health effects of victimization; health aspects of domestic violence, rape and stalking; substance use and the victimization of women; prison populations; the impact of adult violence on children; incidence and prevalence of abuse among underserved populations; and other topic areas.

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (Sept. 26, 2003) -- University of Kentucky Center for Research on Violence Against Women is offering petit grants to investigators across the university to fund research projects related to all aspects of violence against women. Projects funded by the center will be those consistent with its mission to advance scientific inquiry into the legal and clinical complexities presented by domestic violence, rape, stalking and related crimes against women while enhancing the welfare and safety of those impacted by these crimes.

The center’s Petit Research Grant Program is intended to provide faculty, postdoctoral students, and graduate students the opportunity to study topics related to criminal justice and the legal aspects of violence against women; the risk-related behavioral sciences; the mental health effects of victimization; health aspects of domestic violence, rape and stalking; substance use and the victimization of women; prison populations; the impact of adult violence on children; incidence and prevalence of abuse among underserved populations; and other topic areas.

Grant proposals are encouraged from faculty whose primary academic appointments are in any college or center, academic or medical. Full-time graduate students and postdoctoral students from any college or center at UK are also eligible to apply. Applications may be accessed online, and must be submitted by October 3, 2003. Proposals are reviewed by the center’s interdisciplinary faculty advisory committee.

This is the second year the Petit Research Grant Program has been offered by the Center for Research on Violence Against Women. In 2003, the center funded projects in the College of Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine; the College of Dentistry, Department of Oral Health Science; the College of Medicine, School of Public Health and Doctoral Program in Gerontology; and the College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Psychology.

For additional information on the Petit Research Grant Program or the Center for Research on Violence Against Women, contact Carol Jordan, the center’s acting director at 257-2737 or by e-mail.


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