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Critical Difference for Women

Research on Women Grants

Through the generous support of the Coca-Cola Foundation, the Critical Difference for Women Program at the Ohio State University awards faculty and graduate student research grants. The grant competition is administered by the Department of Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies and the Coca-Cola Critical Difference for Women Research Grants Committee, made up of nine faculty members from at least five colleges. The number of grants depends on availability of funds and grants may not exceed $4,000 for a 12-month period for faculty applicants and $1,200 for a 12-month period for graduate applicants. Requests for smaller amounts will be highly competitive; in some cases, partial funding for a proposal may be possible.

These grants are designed to support research by OSU faculty and graduate students that explores women's lives, gender equity, or gender broadly conceptualized. We are particularly interested in proposals that will contribute to:

  • knowledge about women or gender in a broad range of disciplines;
  • policies and practical applications that support improved quality of life for women;
  • theoretical innovations; or
  • performance and artistic productions about women or gender.

Proposals are encouraged from all departments, colleges, and professional schools. Priority may be given to gender research that includes a focus on diversity or on issues and groups that remain understudied.

There are two types of Research on Women Grants:

Coca-Cola—Critical Difference for Women
Faculty Grants for Research on Women, Gender, and Gender Equity

Coca-Cola—Critical Difference for Women
Graduate Studies Grants for Research on Women, Gender, and Gender Equity

Coca-Cola Critical Difference for Women Faculty and Graduate Studies Research grant details

Scholars working on a wide variety of research topics have been chosen to receive this year's grants. Learn how the recipients are putting the funds to work on the Department of Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies website.

Download a historical list of all Coca Cola research grants (at the bottom of this linked page) to learn about all previously funded research topics.