The Society of Family Planning Research Fund and the Society of Family Planning promote programs and grants that center diversity, equity, and inclusion and contribute to the academic success, retention, and persistence of emerging scholars from all backgrounds. SFP/SFPRF strives to actively build a community whose members have diverse cultures, backgrounds, and life experiences.
To that end, the society is accepting applications for its Emerging Scholars in Family Planning program. Through the program, grants of up to $7,500 will be awarded in support of efforts to diversify the pipeline of family planning scholars and provide more opportunities for integrating emerging scholars into the family planning community. Grants also will underwrite attendance at the 2018 North American Forum on Family Planning, support the publication of one open-access publication, cover SFP membership dues for 2018, and facilitate efforts to match scholars lacking internal institutional or mentor support with an external mentor.
To be eligible, applicants must be enrolled in a graduate-level program at the time of application and the award. Medical students, nursing students, residents, and master’s or doctoral-level students are eligible. Scholars must reside in the United States, and the proposed research must be focused on research in the United States that advances access to safe abortion or prevents unintended pregnancy.
For complete program guidelines and application instructions, see the Society of Family Planning website.