Wayne F. Placek Grants
These grants support empirical research from all fields of the behavioral and social sciences on any topic related to lesbian, gay, or bisexual issues. The goal is to increase the general public's understanding of homosexuality and to alleviate the stress that gay men and lesbians experience in this and future civilizations.
One $15,000 grant is available in research support.
Proposals are especially encouraged for empirical studies that address the following topics:
Heterosexuals' attitudes and behaviors toward lesbians and gay men, including prejudice, discrimination and violence.
Family and workplace issues relevant to lesbians and gay men.
Subgroups of the lesbian and gay population that have historically been underrepresented in scientific research.
These grants are made possible by a bequest from Wayne Placek, a participant in Dr. Evelyn Hooker's groundbreaking research in the 1950s, which showed that homosexuality is not a form of psychopathology. Since 1995, the Placek Fund has granted more than $1 million.
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