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Call for Applications! New Intersectional Faculty/Staff-Led Projects.

Deadline: Friday, April 8, 2022 at 11:59pm

Alliance is a new collaborative entity formed through the relationships among the Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History, the Asian American Center, the Carolina Latinx Center, and the American Indian Center at UNC.

To complement our first call for Intersectional Student Projects, Alliance is now calling for grant proposals for Intersectional Faculty/Staff-Led Projects (IFP). This grant is made possible by a generous gift from an anonymous donor for the purpose of fostering deeper relationships between the four academic and community engagement centers. Each grant will support a project that addresses themes and critical issues resulting in campus community engagement in innovative ways. Alliance encourages the submission of any project that provides for an intellectually stimulating and critical experience in the interest of the entire campus, especially projects that recognize, articulate, and respond to the many disparities that continue to permeate social structures.

We hope this will promote collaborative projects that address the common challenges faced by communities of color, including intersectional dimensions of race/ethnicity and other identities. The broader objective is to support the deeper meanings of community, belonging, and solidarity around common concerns or issues, broadly imagined.

We hope this call for proposals will do the following:

  1. Form collaborations and relationships between the campus and the local community
  2. Generate critically constructed, detailed projects that seek to build solidarity
  3. Provide an opportunity to consider the role of UNC as a public institution in engaging with its community, both local and global

By offering grants of up to $5000 (though we anticipate most grants will be for less), Alliance will provide an incentive to invest in the development of projects across communities of color. Projects could be, for example, events, publications, screenings, service partnership, etc. In the spirit of promoting collaboration across communities, applicants are encouraged to discuss their proposal with representatives from two of the centers. Funds must be spent by December 31, 2022.

Grants will be awarded to projects that demonstrate an intentional collaborative spirit, reflect interdisciplinarity, have a detailed proposal with an estimated cost outline, and clearly articulate the projected impact.

Please submit an abstract (500-2000 words) outlining the project; in your project outline, please include the following:

  • Audience, context, and purpose for the project
  • A proposed date for implementation
  • A line-item budget
  • Additional sources of funding you have received or are applying for
  • Additional campus individuals, organizations, or community partners who have already  agreed to collaborate on this project

Please also attach the CV/resume of the project leader(s).

Please note that funding is not available for conference attendance or summer/overload salary.

Criteria for evaluation:

  • Soundness and feasibility of the project
  • Research design
  • Budget
  • Significance of the project’s potential contribution and impact
  • Level of collaboration among centers, students/faculty/staff, departments, programs and/or areas of study

Submit applications until 11:59pm EST on Friday, April 8.

 

Questions about the projects may be addressed to the following representatives:  

AIC – Jillian Ransom, jransom@unc.edu

AAC – Krupal Amin, kamin@unc.edu

Stone Center – Sheriff Drammeh, sheriff7@email.unc.edu

CLC – Josmell Perez, josmell@email.unc.edu