Call for Proposals: SOGI UBC Research to Practice Microgrant Program 2022

SOGI UBC invites current undergraduate and graduate students at Canadian post-secondary institutions (e.g. colleges and universities) to submit proposals for research-based resources for PK-12 educators related to gender and sexuality. Specifically, we invite students engaged in scholarly projects related to gender and sexuality to design educational tools or resources for PK-12 teachers that draw from that scholarship. For example, a student studying Indigiqueer histories might propose a podcast sharing those histories for use in PK-12 education, a student studying trans health care might create a comic or zine related to trans-competent sexual health education; a student studying queer linguistics in French might create a series of French-language lesson plans about gender and language.

Three (3) winners will be selected by mid-February 2022 and will have until mid-May 2022 to complete the first draft of their project. Winners will be awarded up to $3,000 CAD to produce their proposed resource or tool for PK-12 practitioners and will present their work to a small panel of teachers and scholars with expertise in SOGI education who will provide feedback on the resources at a one-day virtual conference in late May or June of 2022 (final date TBD). Following revisions after the conference, the winners’ projects will be published on the SOGI UBC website and promoted through SOGI UBC social media channels with full attribution.

We welcome and encourage proposals for creative and multi-modal works that are easily accessible and engaging for teachers and students, including but not limited to podcasts, zines, comics, posters, websites, maps, lesson plans, or curricular guides. Proposals may focus on a particular age group (e.g. early childhood, elementary, or secondary education) or may address multiple age levels simultaneously.

Proposals Due: January 31, 2022 by 5PM PDT.