The CID offers a limited number of grants each semester that fund novel and innovative on-campus projects and initiatives from faculty, administrators, staff, and students from all areas of the University. The grants may be funded at a maximum of $1,000.
The purpose of the grants is to advance approaches to difference and mutuality at the University and to support the purpose and mission of the CID, which serves as a catalyst for collaboration, innovation, advocacy, and assessment in the area of difference, diversity, and inclusion in every part of institutional life. Difference here is conceptualized in the broadest sense as a condition that is both historically constituted and always subject to change.
We seek new and bold ideas for operationalizing: 1) a confrontation with how difference operates; 2) the further cultivation of a diverse and inclusive campus. The proposal may seek to innovate in the areas of recruitment, retention, development, and campus climate (or any combination).
To apply, submit a succinct, one-page, single-spaced proposal that includes:
• A description of the project, including how the project innovates
• A rationale for how the project operates within the purpose, mission, and vision of the CID
• A budget, as well as any other funds secured/requested for from entities
• A list of strategic goals and intended outcomes
• A general strategy for how these outcomes may be assessed and sustained past the life of the grant
Please refrain from including the names of any applicants on the proposal sheet. Submit your proposals electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org, with the names and affiliations of applicants typed in the body of the email.
The CID will offer five grants for the Fall 2013 semester. Proposals will be competitive, and a selection committee will decide the awardees.
Proposals are due September 27, 2013
WITHOUT GUARANTEES SPEAKER SERIES
The one thing we are not is guaranteed in the truth of what we do. Indeed, I believe that without that kind of guarantee we would need to begin again, begin again in another space, begin again from a different set of presuppositions to try to ask ourselves what might it be in human identification, in human practice, in the building of human alliances, which without the guarantee, without the certainty of religion or science or anthropology or genetics or biology or the appearance of your eyes, without any guarantees at all, might enable us to conduct an ethically responsible human discourse and practice about [difference] in our society. -Stuart Hall
The CID serves as a catalyst for a critical, thoughtful, and productive approach to human difference on our campus. The Without Guarantees speaker series aims to invite engaging and innovative scholars and thinkers to USD, provoking the community as a whole, and the inviting department, office, or program in particular, to rethink how we understand and operate within difference.
This series is intended to feature lecturers who operate at the productive edges of their discipline or profession, leading new critical dialogues for imagining a more just and equitable world where difference can be confronted, rather than assumed or ignored.
Total CID funds for each proposal are $500. These funds are not intended to cover hall rental or food/drink. All speakers must present on the USD campus. If necessary, funding from other sources may be secured. Proposals are encouraged to seek out new voices whose work forges new directions.
FALL 2013: CID will fund a limited number of speakers on an ongoing basis for Fall 2013, and evaluate proposals based on relevance to the CID purpose and goals, innovative potential, and urgency regarding the need for cultivation of questions of difference in a discipline or program. Departments and programs that have not previously received CID funds are especially encouraged to submit a proposal. CID encourages departmental deliberation about invited speakers.
One-page Proposals should include:
- Brief biography of the speaker
- Rationale describing how this speaker fits the purpose and mission of the CID and the needs of the requesting department/program
- Name of the proposal author and signed approval from the department Chair or supervisor
Submit proposals with the subject line “Without Guarantees Series” to email@example.com