Applications are now open for the Global LGBTI Aging Small Grants Program to encourage new empirical research and data collection on LGBTI older adults (ages 50 and above) in the Global South (Latin America, Caribbean, Sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East/North Africa, Asia, and Pacific Islands).
The program also aims to strengthen the capacity of researchers from the Global South to further conduct rigorous, impactful research on issues impacting LGBTI older adults through networking, knowledge exchange, and mentorship, when needed.
The program promotes two goals:
- Generate sound empirical research on issues impacting LGBTI older adults in the Global South (Latin America, Caribbean, Sub-Saharan Africa, Middle East/North Africa, Asia, Pacific Islands) that impacts law, policy, and service provision.
- Strengthen the capacity of researchers from the Global South to further conduct rigorous, impactful research on issues impacting LGBTI older adults through networking, knowledge exchange, and mentorship (as needed).
Project Topic Areas
The Williams Institute and SAGE are interested in supporting LGBTI asset-based, applied research focused on the following topics:
- LGBTI identity development in later life
- caregiving, social support, and kinship among LGBTQI older adults
- elder healthcare access and quality of services
- experiences of discrimination based on gender, race, ethnicity, religion, class, anti-Blackness, colorism, anti-indigenous bias, and/or immigration status for LGBTI older adults
- experiences and impact of violence and elder abuse on LGBTI elders
- impacts of the criminalization of sexual orientation and gender identity and expression;
- advocacy, community organizing, and social movement participation by and for LGBTI older adults.
They plan to fund projects with a budget up to $4,999.
- Applicants must reside or work in the following regions: Latin America, Caribbean, SubSaharan Africa, Middle East/North Africa, Asia, or Pacific Islands.
- Senior and junior faculty from a variety of disciplines, including social sciences (e.g., economics, sociology, demography, social psychology), public health, empirical legal studies, and public policy, are encouraged to apply.
- Advanced graduate students (PhD, JSD) interested in pursuing research focused on LGBTI older adults, as well as experienced researchers unaffiliated with academic institutions or who work with civil society organizations, are also eligible to apply.
For more information, visit https://williamsinstitute.law.ucla.edu/programs/small-grants-program/about-our-grants/