2023-25 Faculty Research Grant

Submissions for 2023-24 now closed. 

The 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 IFK’s 2022-2024 research theme on knowledge in diaspora. Faculty research funded by the 2023-25 Faculty Research Grant can be conducted in collaboration with graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and other faculty, and should 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 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 2023-25 grant via the web portal is midnight CST April 3, 2023.

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 ifk-info@uchicago.edu .