Supported by the Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality (CSGS), the Unfundable Fund prioritizes humanistic areas of inquiry that are centered in gender and/or sexuality studies and are not easily fundable through existing grant mechanisms. Today, this might be critical sexuality research, affect theory and aesthetics, hybrid artistic practice, or community-based research and engagement. Tomorrow this might be a form or genre for which we do not currently have a vocabulary. The name of this fund comes from Center co-founder Prof. Lauren Berlant (1957-2021), who was a tireless advocate for keeping space open for student research that presents “forms of queer we might not yet recognize.”
In 2023-24, one $2,500 research grant will be given in Spring with the funds designated for use in 2024-25.
April 15, 2024