In Fall 2017, under the leadership of Chair Claire Bowern, WFF launched a Seed Grant program to fund research by undergraduates, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and faculty. These grants identify innovative ways to support the WFF mission by investing in the diverse work of scholars at Yale. This program seeks to support our tripartite mission of fostering gender equity throughout the University via policy initiatives and research; highlighting scholarship on women and gender across the university; and promoting mentorship, collaboration, and networking. Overall, the WFF Seed Grants aim to expand research in areas of gender study and build visibility for issues and policies relating to gender in higher education.