Mini Grant Program - Advancing Research Regarding Violence Against Women

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. 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

The attached RFP provides information and instructions regarding the application process for the CRVAW “Advancing Research regarding Violence Against Women” Mini Grant program. This is also available online at Inquiries and additional questions should be directed emailed to The project period is from October 15, 2020 through April 15, 2022. The CRVAW Mini Grant program’s obligation to fund projects is contingent upon the availability of funds.

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