Request for Funding Proposals and Grant Application Form

Proposal Format and Directions

  • The Official University of Chicago Women's Board Grants Fund Application for 2019-2020 Funding can be viewed here.

  • All proposal materials must be submitted electronically to Stella McKearn at
  • All proposers are required to use our Offical Grants Fund Application for 2019-2020 Funding in order for their proposals to be considered. The form must be completed in full and returned with all additional materials via email to no later than 5:00 p.m. Central time on Friday, March 1, 2019.
  • Each proposal package must include the following elements:
    1. A fully completed Official Grants Fund Application for 2019-2020 Funding in Microsoft Word format
    2. A PDF of a signed letter(s) of recommendation/endorsement from at least one senior level university administrator or faculty member
  • It is strongly recommended that each proposer work with their unit's leadership while completing the application, as many units have different internal timelines in addition to those required by the Women's Board.
  • Please refrain from using highly technical language in your grant application.
  • Proposals must be written in error-free, succinct, and persuasive language in order to have the highest probability of receiving funding.
  • PLEASE NOTE: Supplemental materials will no longer be accepted, as they were not relevant to our deliberations process. All project details should be included in the grant application.