Gravatt Women in Science Innovation Fund


The Ann Lee Sullivan Gravatt '62 and Claude C. Gravatt, Jr. Women in Science Faculty Innovation Fund was established in 2011 by a gift from the Gravatts.

Income from the Fund shall be used to provide awards to women faculty in chemistry, physics, astronomy, public health, and biology to support various forms of faculty innovation.

Applications Due:

15 April (annually) at 5:00 p.m. Atlanta time

When the 15th falls on a weekend or holiday, the due date is the first business day after the 15th.


Varies - usually $1,800 to $2,000 per award.

Project period:

01 July of year awarded through 30 June of following year.

Who is Eligible:

Tenured or tenure-track women faculty members in chemistry, physics, astronomy, public health, and biology who have successfully completed their third year reviews. Preference will be given to mid-career faculty members.

Activities Funded:

Travel, research assistance, specialized equipment, or faculty mentors at other institutions.

Who reviews proposals:

Agnes Scott College’s Director of the Science Center for Women and the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the College.

Who awards funds:

VPAA/DOC upon consultation with the Director of the Science Center for Women and the President of the College.

Final report due:

31 August (you will receive an update request from Smartsheet)


When applicants are seeking support for a mentor at another institution, the following considerations and stipulations will come into play:

  1. Mentors must be tenured, successful scientists in the applicant’s sub‐discipline/research area.
  2.  The duration of the mentorship relationship can be no longer than six months.
  3.  Mentors will serve as intellectual sounding boards; provide timely feedback on papers, research questions, and grant proposals; expose the Agnes Scott College scientist to other scientists, literature, methodologies, and conferences that are related to her research; provide strategic advice (relevant sources of funding, programs, etc.); and communicate with the Agnes Scott College scientist at least once a month (and preferably every two weeks). At the end of the mentorship period, the award recipient will provide: a report describing the impact of the mentorship, including plans for grant applications, research, and publication; and an evaluation of the program completed by both the Agnes Scott College scientist and the mentor.

How to Apply:

Submit applications by first downloading and completing the Internal Grants Budget Form. Then click below to submit your application. You will be required to upload your budget form and CV.

Apply Here

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