2019-21 Faculty Research Grants

The Stevanovich Institute on the Formation of Knowledge offers two-year research grants to faculty at the University of Chicago who are interested in pursuing research on the process of knowledge formation. Faculty research should be in collaboration with graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and other faculty in investigating approaches, methodologies, and outcomes of this agenda. The grant is for $30,000 total, dispersed as $15,000 per year over two years.

The research grant is open to all UChicago faculty from any division or school engaged in research related to the Institute’s mission of studying the process of knowledge formation and transmittal from antiquity to the present day and, in correlation, exploring how this history shapes our modern world. Applications may also be organized around the Institute’s current two year theme, medical genetics and eugenics. Applications will be evaluated on the significance of the proposed research for the investigation of the formation of knowledge, and a demonstrated ability to work beyond cultural, temporal, or disciplinary constraints.

Faculty receiving research grants would be asked to take up a minimal number of responsibilities, namely:

•        dedicate one quarter over two years for co-teaching the Institute core graduate seminars (KNOW 401, 402, 403) or teaching advanced undergraduate seminars

•        participate in the social and intellectual life of the Institute

•        submit an article based on their research to KNOW: A Journal on the Formation of Knowledge

•        participate in the Institute workshop series, “Cultures and Knowledge” and present research in one of the workshop sessions (presentations can occur in the first or second year of the award period)

Applications for 2019-21 are now closed. The deadline for submitting applications via the web portal was April 1, 2019. Recipients of the Faculty Research Grant will be announced by late April. Please send any questions to sifk-info@uchicago.edu