OFRGC Grants Available



 OFRGC Research Development Grant

Applications are now open, with the next grant deadline being May 1, 2024

Please see the link below to access the form for the 2024 research grant applications. Maximum award amount per submission is $2500.  All submissions must include this application, your responses, and your CV. Submission are due by May 1, 2024 at 11:59pm (PST) to Jenna N. Hanchey (jenna.hanchey@asu.edu).

We look very forward to reviewing your submissions!

2024 OFRGC research grant application

OFRGC Brenda J. Allen Travel Grant Endowment for Women, Trans, and Non-Binary Graduate Students of Color

Dr. Brenda J. Allen

The Brenda J. Allen Travel Grant funds travel for women, trans, and non-binary graduate students of color who present on a WSCA OFRGC conference panel. We invite you to support this endowment by donating here

Professor Allen has been a pathbreaker in the field of communication and has devoted her career to ensuring that communication and the academy as a whole are more equitable and inclusive places. Her scholarship has been foundational in intercultural, organizational, and feminist communication studies, and her mentorship record is unparalleled. She is also a long-time member of OFRGC, and has played a leadership role for years, most notably as our first "web spinner." This is why OFRGC wants to endow a student travel award in her name to honor this legacy.

Background on the Endowment Creation: OFRGC created a special committee dedicated to auditing the organization's commitment to diversity, equity and belonging. Members of the committee were compensated for their service. Karma Chávez, a committee member, donated her honorarium back to the organization in order to seed an endowment that would provide travel grants for women, trans and non-binary graduate students of color to attend and present on OFRGC panels. This endowment served as one response to the special committee's findings that OFRGC needs to do more materially to make people of color feel a sense of belonging and buy-in to the organization. The Executive Board enthusiastically endorsed this idea, and named this award for Professor Allen.

Please follow this link to make a donation: https://www.paypal.com/donate?hosted_button_id=KHZPXY79M4AVN

If you'd prefer to send a check, you can do so by making it out to OFRGC and sending it to our treasurer:
Alyssa Samek
Cal State University Fullerton
2600 Nutwood Ave, suite 420
Fullerton, CA 92831

Questions about the endowment can be directed to keeling@sandiego.edu.