Request for Funding Proposals and Grant Application Form

Proposal Format and Directions

  • All proposal materials must be submitted electronically to Daniel Waclaw at dew@uchicago.edu.
  • All proposers are required to use our Offical Grants Fund Application for 2017-2018 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 dew@uchicago.edu no later than 5:00 p.m. Central time on Wednesday, March 8, 2017.
  • Each proposal package must include the following elements:
    1. A fully completed Official Grants Fund Application for 2017-2018 Funding in Microsoft Word format
    2. A PDF of a signed letter(s) of recommendation/endorsement from at least one individual on our list of approved signers on our website
    3. (Optional) A single bundled PDF of supplemental materials
    • Note: Supplemental materials (e.g., presentations. brochures, a list of links to videos and websites, etc.) may also be attached to the email in a single bundled PDF in addition to your grant application; however, these materials will not be considered as part of your formal grant application. These materials will be made available to Grants Committee members online only.
  • 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.
  • We also strongly recommend that you review our page on what can and cannot be supported by Women's Board grants before proceeding with your application.
  • 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.