The American Institute of Bisexuality encourages, supports and assists research and education about bisexuality, through programs likely to make a material difference and enhance public knowledge, awareness and understanding about bisexuality. This includes awarding grants to projects that fulfill these goals.

We receive many grant proposals every quarter, and the process is competitive. Unfortunately, we cannot fund all the worthy and eligible proposals we receive. Grant proposals are accepted on a rolling basis and will be reviewed by the board quarterly.

To apply for grant support, please provide the following:


  • Brief description of your project and its purpose.

  • Needs Statement that describes the critical concerns, areas of research, or issue(s) that your project is addressing. 

  • Program description stating what your project is planning to do with the funds. This section should include a brief statement on how the grant funds will be used.

  • List of Objectives that are related to and built from the Needs Statement and describes what will be achieved, produced, or changed and include measurable benchmarks and outcomes.

  • Activities directly relating to the Objectives and describe in detail the process by which each Objective (and overall work) will be accomplished.

  • Timeline. This section provides a clear and realistic picture of how your project will proceed according to a certain timeframe, such as chronologically by month or quarter. It should have a sequentially organized schedule for each activity.

    As an alternative, AIB can instead consider a cover letter proposal along with an Institutional Review Board (IRB) package submission.  If you have questions, feel free to write

BUDGET showing the operating costs of your project within a specific timeline. A project budget should be included that clearly itemizes project costs.

NOTE: It is the policy of the AIB not to pay overhead or administrative charges when the AIB makes a research grant to institutions, including universities. The AIB adopted this policy because of the unfortunate scarcity of funding (governmental or otherwise) in this field and the need to maximize the AIB's ability as a public charity to fund much-needed research.

WE DO NOT FUND: individuals, loans, scholarships, government institutions, endowment campaigns, litigation, attorney fees or court costs, annual contribution drives, religious conversion, missionary-related work, or any work that does not further our mission statement.