Early call for 2025 Fromkin Social Justice Research Grant and Lecture proposals

The UWM Libraries invite proposals for the 2025 Morris Fromkin Memorial Research Grant and Lecture. The grant encourages and assists UWM scholars in all fields of study to conduct research on individuals, groups, movements and ideas which have influenced the quest for social justice and human rights in the United States.

For 2025, we especially welcome proposals on environmental justice, immigration, gender equity, LGBTQ+ rights or indigeneity. Applications must be submitted by Jan. 10, 2025.

Who may apply: All full-time UWM faculty and academic staff are encouraged to apply, individually or as a group.

Amount: A $5,000 award covers research-related expenses, such as travel, research assistants or other appropriate expenses. The award may not be used for salary.

Basis of award: The award is based upon the importance of the topic to the history of the quest for social justice, the strength of the proposal and the applicant’s qualifications for research on the topic. Applicants are encouraged, but not required, to use the Fromkin Memorial Collection in their research.

Requirements: The grant recipient delivers the Morris Fromkin Memorial Lecture during the Fall 2025 semester.

Additional information: Applicants may review winning Fromkin Grant proposals from previous years. If you are unsure whether your project fits within the parameters of the grant, email libspecial@uwm.edu or call 414-229-4345. Find more information about the grant at this link.

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