CCDE Offers Collaborative 2018 Project Grants

The Center for Communication, Difference, and Equity (CCDE) will provide up to three (3) project grants, each for up to $5,000, for the 2018-2019 academic year. These research grants will support collaborative projects (anything from a traditional research article to podcasts to new curriculum to reading/writing groups).

The focus of the CCDE’s work in the 2018-19 academic year is “Racial Categories and the 2020 Census.” Our yearly programs, including our small grants program, will highlight work on the political and cultural construction of racial categorization, the impact of these constructions, especially by the state, and how the definition of race changes to accommodate or contest power. We are particularly interested in projects that will engage with proposed changes to the 2020 census. Our annual conference, scheduled for spring 2019, will address the same topics. As such, we will privilege applications that fit in our annual theme.

The goal of the project grants is to encourage collaboration between faculty, students, staff, and the community in ways that fosters mentorship. We are interested in intentional models of mentorship and guidance that can impact the academic pipeline. We also seek to increase and support projects that directly address issues of difference and equity (see below for additional details and explanation).

Submission Deadline: Monday, May 21st, 9:00 am

THE CRITERIA FOR RESEARCH SUPPORT ARE AS FOLLOWS:

  • The projects must be collaborative
  • Collaborative teams must consist of two or more members; (please note that at least one team member must be affiliated with UW as student, faculty, or staff)
  • Collaborative team members must be across different levels (i.e., grad/undergrad; faculty/students)
  • Projects must demonstrate the process of mentorship within the collaboration
  • The project topic must engage with issues of equity, race and its intersections i.e., gender, class, sexuality, disability, citizenship
  • The research team will be required to report and present their work at a symposium at the end of Spring quarter
  • The research teams will be required to meet with each other a minimum of once per quarter. At this time, each team will take the lead in facilitating a community meeting and sharing out progress
  • The work may be published online

PROJECTS THAT MEET THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA WILL BE PRIVILEGED:

  • Projects with topics that align with the CCDE 2019 Annual Conference on Racial Categories and /or the 2020 Census
  • Projects that work with the region’s underserved communities
  • Projects that demonstrate the potential for expansion (i.e. course development; into a publication, dissertation, or conference paper by one or more of the research teams)

THE RESEARCH GRANTS WILL PROVIDE THE FOLLOWING:

  • Up to $5,000 in financial support for research expenses such as travel, equipment, summer stipend, visiting speaker, or training for the duration of 9 months (requested budgets will be reviewed and may be adjusted to meet UW budgetary requirements)
  • Quarterly workshops and research progress reports/support
  • Meeting space provided by the CCDE
  • Opportunities for dissemination

YOU WILL BE ASKED TO SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION IN THE APPLICATION:

  • Research/Team Title
  • Research topics (please list the academic fields that your research will address; i.e. media, race, gender, Critical Race Theory, feminism, international studies, etc.)
  • Name of team members and UW affiliation (please note that at least one team member must be affiliated with UW as student, faculty, or staff)
  • Contact of faculty advisor or mentor (for students only)
  • Project description (background, justification, questions)
  • Mentorship (what is the role of mentorship in your team)
  • Research methodology (if applicable)
  • Project Schedule
  • Budget narrative (how do you expect to use the funds provided?)
  • Expected further research or outcomes