Research and Archives Grants

PLEASE NOTE: Our grant cycle is currently closed. The next cycle’s opening date TBD.

These grants encourage the collaboration of archive repositories and community members in the collection and maintenance of new knowledge through individual and/or group LGBT archival material collections. Sometimes the collections are found in a home; sometimes in a library or other type of business; at other times, collections are necessary to encourage data and historically relevant LGBT related materials are housed properly for future research purposes.

If the culmination of your research and collection is a production (theatre, musical, readings), you must demonstrate in your proposal how your research will inform LGBT communities. In other words, you are requesting funding primarily for your research to collect and house the production rather than funding for the costs of travel associated with the collection of such materials, although you may include those costs in your proposal.

Research involving human subjects (including conducted interviews) must be approved by the LGBT Archives Project’s executive board and/ or Grant Committee, a process which might take up to three months. Grant seekers are urged to consider the possible three-month wait period when developing a timetable for a project. When submitting a proposal for a Research grant, requestor(s) must include verification that they have completed the official Grant Request Form found here or download the file below. Email completed form to