The Center for Gender & Diversity affords modest material resources for fostering the topics of gender and diversity in studies, teaching, research, and the knowledge exchange. These resources are allocated by the Joint Commission.
The Joint Commission and the ZGD are institutions of Hamburg’s universities. Their goals and tasks are to strengthen, raise awareness for, and link the myriad activities in the fields of gender, diversity, cultural diversity, and queer studies as well as women’s and gender studies. The Joint Commission is responsible for allocating ZGD’s funding to support the following strategic objectives:
- studies and teaching
- research cooperations and support for early career researchers
- knowledge exchange
- cooperation between Hamburg’s universities and transregional networking
Funding is available for projects that address one or more of the objectives listed above. Initiatives eligible for funding include:
- teaching/learning projects and, where applicable, empirical student projects (incl. extra-curricular)
- lectures, lecture series, workshops, excursions, or other event formats (performances, exhibitions, readings, etc.)
- preparatory work for research projects
As a rule, the following individuals are eligible for funding:
- students at the participating Hamburg universities
- teaching staff at the participating Hamburg universities
- other staff at the participating Hamburg universities
Cooperations with external stakeholders/institutions are in principle possible.
The Joint Commission above all wishes to support students and early career researchers. Persons in these categories are therefore particularly encouraged to apply.
Project selection and funding decisions
The projects are evaluated and ranked according to the following criteria:
- relevance to gender and diversity issues, consideration of intersectional entanglements
- sustainability or relevance to practice, outreach/transfer
- cooperation (e.g., across universities or with external partners) and participation
- member group: application by students/early career researchers or another member of a university
The Joint Commission’s standing committee for project funding reviews the applications and submits a decision recommendation to the Joint Commission. The Joint Commission then decides on the allocation of funding.
The Joint Commission reviews funding applications four times a year.
Applications must be submitted no later than four weeks before the Joint Commision’s next meeting. Please refer to the calendar on www.zgd-hamburg.de for the upcoming meeting dates. Applications must be submitted along with all of the necessary documents compiled in one single PDF file via email:
Projects with total funding of less than €600 are considered micro-projects. In this case, applications can be submitted at any time and approval granted by the standing committee for project funding as part of the fast-track procedure.
The Joint Committee will inform the committee at the next meeting of the approved or rejected applications.
Please complete the application form for project funding by the Joint Commission for Gender and Diversity to apply. Applications should be no longer than three A4 pages in length and also include a project plan and budget outline.
Applications can be written in German or English.
Funded projects are required to submit a final report to the Joint Commission.