Mini Grant Program


2020 Mini Grant RFP


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...becoming a powerhouse for change by making breakthroughs that improve livelihoods.

The University of Kentucky Center for Research on Violence Against Women (CRVAW) is currently requesting proposals for a Mini Grant program for “Advancing Research regarding Violence Against Women.” A total of $25,000 is available with a maximum award of $10,000 per project towards innovative research with a focus on improving the lives of those affected by violence against women or for preventing violence against women. The CRVAW Mini Grant program will make awards for 3-5 projects. Any UK assistant or early associate level faculty are eligible to apply. Funding for the program is provided by the Center through funds designated by the University of Kentucky Office of the President. 


Preference will be given to proposed projects that appear to increase research productivity in the form of grant or manuscript submissions and can be completed in the 18-month time frame from October 15, 2020 through April 15, 2022.  Example topics might be:


  • Legal aspects of violence against women
  • The health or mental health effects of victimization
  • Long-term impact of caretaker violence on individuals
  • Incidence and prevalence of abuse/violence among underserved populations
  • Human trafficking or other global implications of violence against women
  • Prevention programs


If you are interested in applying please review the full RFP for information and instructions. Additional inquiries should be directed emailed to


Proposal submissions are due September 1, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. by email to