CFP: Funding Opportunities for Faculty and Graduate Students in Black Studies

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Funding Opportunity in Black Studies for Faculty and Graduate Students

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 13, 2015

The UC Consortium for Black Studies in California announces the following THREE grant opportunities:

RESEARCH GRANTS IN BLACK STUDIES FOR FACULTY AND GRADUATE STUDENTS

The UC Consortium for Black Studies in California invites applications for research grants for ladder-rank faculty and graduate students working in the field of Black Studies at any campus in the University of California system. While we will consider applications for research projects pertaining to any facet of Black history, culture, and life, we are particularly interested in interdisciplinary projects in the arts, humanities, and qualitative social sciences, or in quantitative projects that make strong connections to such analytical and interpretive disciplines. We encourage collaborative or cross-campus projects.

The aim of the Consortium is to make the UCs the premiere institution for Black Studies nationwide by creating an infrastructure for collaborative research, building a national and international network of scholars in Black Studies, and funding and curating events. Funded as a UC Office of the President Multicampus Research Program, the Consortium will host major conferences and meetings, and distribute faculty and graduate student fellowships over the next four years. The Consortium is housed at UCLA, with Robin D. G. Kelley serving as Director, and with the following site leads at affiliated campuses: Stephanie Batiste (UCSB), Nahum Chandler (UCI), Dayo Gore (UCSD), Fred Moten (UCR).

While grant amounts will vary, we anticipate that the average amount per grant will be in the $5000-$10,000 range. Graduate students can request funds for living expense stipends, research travel, books, and/or other research-related expenses. Faculty can request funds for summer salary, GSR funding, research travel, books, and/or other research-related expenses. Faculty can also request funds for replacement costs for a course release, pending approval of department chairs and/or deans at faculty’s institution.

Applications are due Friday, November 13 at 5 pm to consortiumgrants and should consist of the following, submitted as one document in PDF format:

1) Cover sheet with the following information:

a. Name of Principle Investigator

b. Title

c. Department and UC institution

d. Email address and telephone number

e. Mailing address

f. Name and contact information of departmental financial manager

g. Name and contact information of primary advisor (Graduate student applicants only)

h. Names and institutional affiliations of co-Principle Investigators, if any

2) Statement of project (max 750 words)

3) Budget (please note: for graduate students applying for living expenses stipends, the award amount is a maximum of $8000 per quarter; this stipend may be categorized as income, and awardees may be responsible for self-withholding income taxes. For faculty applying for summer salary, we will be awarding a partial ninth of the faculty’s current salary, plus benefits; this stipend is considered income and taxes will be withheld. Computers and other equipment cannot be purchased with these funds.)

4) CV (max 3 pages)

Please direct inquiries to consortiuminfo.

BLACK STUDIES PUBLIC EVENTS CURATORSHIP GRANTS FOR FACULTY AND GRADUATE STUDENTS

The UC Consortium for Black Studies in California invites applications for public events curatorship grants for ladder-rank faculty and graduate students at any campus in the University of California system. These grants are intended to fund a public event (lectures, readings, symposia or conferences, performances, film screenings, and other programming) proposed and planned by faculty or graduate students for the 2015-16 academic year. These events should pertain in a strong and identifiable way to Black history, culture, or life, and we will be giving special priority to collaborative or cross-campus projects.

The aim of the Consortium is to make the UCs the premiere institution for Black Studies nationwide by creating an infrastructure for collaborative research, building a national and international network of scholars in Black Studies, and funding and curating events. Funded as a UC Office of the President Multicampus Research Program, the Consortium will host major conferences and meetings, and distribute faculty and graduate student fellowships over the next four years. The Consortium is housed at UCLA, with Robin D. G. Kelley serving as Director, and with the following site leads at affiliated campuses: Stephanie Batiste (UCSB), Nahum Chandler (UCI), Dayo Gore (UCSD), Fred Moten (UCR).

While grant amounts will vary, we anticipate that the average amount per grant will be in the $2000-$5000 range. These grants may be used in conjunction with funds from other sources.

Applications are due Friday, November 13 at 5 pm to consortiumgrants and should consist of the following, submitted as one document in PDF format:

1) Cover sheet with the following information:

a. Name of Principle Investigator

b. Title

c. Department and UC institution

d. Email address and telephone number

e. Mailing address

f. Name and contact information of departmental financial manager

g. Name and contact information of primary advisor (Graduate student applicants only)

h. Names and institutional affiliations of co-Principle Investigators, if any

2) Description of event (max 500 words)

3) Budget

4) CV (max 3 pages)

Please direct inquiries to consortiuminfo.

INTERCAMPUS TRAVEL GRANTS FOR BLACK STUDIES PROJECTS FOR FACULTY AND GRADUATE STUDENTS

The UC Consortium for Black Studies in California invites applications for intercampus travel grants for ladder-rank faculty and graduate students working in the field of Black Studies from any campus in the University of California system. These grants are intended to facilitate cross-campus collaboration, and will fund faculty and students (graduate or undergraduate) to attend events or initiate/plan/conduct collaborative research on a UC campus other than their own during the 2015-16 academic year. Special priority will be placed on attendance at events co-sponsored by the Consortium, and for funding students and untenured faculty whose means may be more limited.

The aim of the Consortium is to make the UCs the premiere institution for Black Studies nationwide by creating an infrastructure for collaborative research, building a national and international network of scholars in Black Studies, and funding and curating events. Funded as a UC Office of the President Multicampus Research Program, the Consortium will host major conferences and meetings, and distribute faculty and graduate student fellowships over the next four years. The Consortium is housed at UCLA, with Robin D. G. Kelley serving as Director, and with the following site leads at affiliated campuses: Stephanie Batiste (UCSB), Nahum Chandler (UCI), Dayo Gore (UCSD), Fred Moten (UCR).

While grant amounts will vary, we anticipate that the average amount per grant will be in the $300 to $1000 range.

Applications will be taken on a rolling deadline basis at any point in the 2015-16 academic year. Applications should be sent to consortiumgrants and should consist of the following, submitted as one document in PDF format:

1) Cover sheet with the following information:

a. Name of Principle Investigator

b. Title

c. Department and UC institution

d. Email address and telephone number

e. Mailing address

f. Name and contact information of departmental financial manager

g. Name and contact information of primary advisor (Graduate and undergraduate student applicants only)

h. Names and institutional affiliations of co-Principle Investigators, if any

2) Travel grant proposal (max 250 words)

3) Budget

5) CV (max 3 pages)

Please direct inquiries to consortiuminfo.