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LEAF Grants

UC LEAF Award Notification Delayed

Thank you to all who submitted applications for the UC LEAF awards!  We have had to delay the notification of recipients until November 15, 2013.

The UC LEAF Seed Award will be a competitive funding opportunity offered annually to women STEM faculty without external funding to support research efforts aimed at collecting pilot data for future external funding submissions.

The Career Branch Award will be offered to all women STEM faculty to provide support for advanced training in a particular area, for interdisciplinary and cross-institutional collaboration, for entrepreneurial, diversity and community endeavors or to fund faculty initiated projects that benefit UC and fulfill the UC LEAF goals.

The Leadership Branch Award will provide funding to support attendance at national conferences or training programs that help prepare mid and senior level faculty for positions of academic or professional leadership.

Grants are open to female STEM scientists in eligible STEM disciplines, please review the application requests below for eligibility requirements.  Applications are due September 16, 2013 at 5:00pm.  Award notices will be made in mid- October, funds will be available November 1, 2013.

UC LEAF is committed to inclusion and increasing participation of women in STEM from underrepresented minorities. Research that is applied or translational in nature is encouraged, as is research that is culturally responsive. At least one award in each category will be awarded to an applicant from an underrepresented minority.  If you are eligible and wish to be considered for the diversity track, please complete the corresponding box in the application packet.


In favor of attracting as many intriguing and innovative ideas as possible, the UC LEAF pilot grants have expanded eligibility.  Proposals from any research active women STEM faculty are preferred, but proposals from all women faculty members in STEM fields (e.g. educator track) will be considered on a case by case basis.   If you have questions about a potential proposal, please contact Nancie Ehlert at leafstaf@uc.edu 

For grant details and instructions please review the appropriate application request below:

Seed Award

Career Branch Award

Leadership Branch Award

UC LEAF Application Packet

Please contact Nancie Ehlert at leafstaf@uc.edu with any additional questions