FSSS Grants-in-Aid Project

The FSSS Grants-in-Aid program provides up to $1,000 per grant to support scientific sexuality research in areas not likely to receive support from other sources. The money may be used for either a small project that can be completed with the help of the grant or as part of a larger study that might ultimately be funded from other sources. Funds may be used for any purpose relevant to the conducting of the research. Funds will not be provided for travel to conventions, stipends for principal investigators, manuscript preparation, student class projects, or student research related to the thesis or dissertation.  Grants do not cover indirect costs.

FSSS especially encourages proposals involving:

  • unique timely research opportunities;
  • new investigators;
  • volunteer research teams;
  • actual, not pilot projects.

The Grants-in-Aid program is open to all professionals conducting research on human sexuality. Proposals may be submitted at any time during the year. Normally, grants will be made in May and November when our Board of Directors meets. Proposals that are timely or event-oriented may be supported at other times, pending approval by our granting committee and our Board of Directors.

Interested researchers should go to our instructions for preparing an application.

The FSSS Sexual Science Research Fund

The purpose of this specialized endowment fund is to support research that uses quantitative techniques to evaluate propositions and theories designed to explain variations in sexuality. More specifically, the fund will be used to support research addressing the causes of variations in sexual behaviors, desires, attitudes, etc. A preference will be given to researchers conducting research outside of the United States and Western Europe, but grants from the fund can be made to any qualified applicant. Initially, the grants will be funded at a maximum of $1,000. These grants are administered by the “Grants-in-Aid” program of the Foundation.

FSSS Student Research Grants

FSSS funds Student Research Grants through the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality. Normally there are two grants per year given for excellence in research. One of these is funded each year by The FSSS Larry Klar Sexyg Scholarship fund. SEXYG was the Sexuality Special Interest Group of MENSA.

    The purpose of the research can be a master’s thesis or doctoral dissertation, but this is not a requirement. Applicants must be enrolled in a degree-granting program and a member (student) of SSSS. Application instructions and forms are found here.  The names of all award winners are announced during the November SSSS Annual Meeting.

    The Whipple Family Fund

    The focus of this specialized endowment is supporting the application of research to practice. The fund supports a plenary at the AASECT annual meeting addressing this objective.