2021-23 Faculty Research Grant

The Stevanovich Institute on the Formation of Knowledge is offering two-year research grants to faculty at the University of Chicago interested in pursuing research on the process of knowledge formation. This includes but is not limited to research in connection with SIFK’s 2021-2023 research theme on artificial intelligence. Faculty research funded by the 2021-23 Faculty Research Grant should be conducted in collaboration with graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and other faculty, and investigate the approaches, methodologies, and outcomes of knowledge formation. 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 so long as they are engaged in research related to the Institute’s core mission: studying the process of knowledge formation and transmittal from antiquity to the present day and, in turn, exploring how this history shapes our modern world. Applications will be evaluated on the significance of the proposed research to the investigation of the formation of knowledge, and on a demonstrated ability to work beyond cultural, temporal, or disciplinary constraints.

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

  • 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)
  • Submit an article based on their research to KNOW: A Journal on the Formation of Knowledge
  • Participate in the social and intellectual life of the Institute

The deadline for submitting applications for the 2021-23 grant via the web portal is March 1, 2021. Apply here. Applications sent via email will not be accepted. Recipients of the Faculty Research Grant will be announced by late April. Please send any questions to .