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2022 Kickstarter Grants for CFR Associates

With funding from the Office of the Vice-President, Research Innovation, the Centre for Feminist Research at York University invites proposals for feminist research projects led by Black, Indigenous and racialized scholars with a preference for early career researchers and/or researchers who have not previously held a major grant. The Principal Investigator must hold a PhD at the time of application and must be associated with the Centre for Feminist Research, either as a Faculty, Research or Community Associate, Visiting Scholar, or Visiting Postdoctoral Scholar.  


  • To support emerging scholars and research led by Black, Indigenous and racialized scholars 
  • To support new projects, project development, and/or research outputs, including creative outputs 
  • To foster excellence in feminist scholarship using an intersectional, margins-to-centre feminist lens 

Proposed projects may produce, but are not limited to, the following outcomes: 

  • Journal article or special issue 
  • Conference or speaker series 
  • Art works or exhibit  
  • Workshop series or other community event  


$1,000 - $10,000 

The total amount of funds available through this initiative is $25,000 for all projects. The CFR will distribute funds in amounts ranging from $1,000 to $10,000. 

How to use these funds

Eligible expenses include the direct costs of research and knowledge mobilization projects. Examples include honoraria for research participants, cost of equipment or software, professional services such as website design or transcription, workshop or arts material, etc. The VPRI office stipulates that community engagement expenses should be kept to <10% of the total and should be used to establish community priorities leading to collaborative research projects. 


1 year with a possible 1-year extension 

Funds will be distributed in March 2022 with the expectation that projects will be completed by March 31, 2023, with the possibility of a one-year extension without additional funding.


This funding opportunity is for feminist research led by Black, Indigenous, and racialized scholars who are early career researchers with a preference for those who have not previously held a grant. The Principal Investigator must hold a PhD at the time of application. 

Applicants will be subject to all human ethics requirements 

Submission details 

Please submit a maximum two-page proposal outlining your project with an additional one-page budget sheet detailing the funds requested.  

Proposals should include: 

  • Title of project 
  • Summary of project 
  • How the project draws from and contributes to Black, Indigenous, and racialized feminisms 
  • The research plan and timeline 
  • Outcomes, including research outputs

Please submit your proposal and your up-to-date CV (including any prior grants) to by February 1, 2022. Successful applicants will be contacted February 18, 2022. 

Please direct any inquiries to