2019-20 Colloquy on Race Critical Consciousness
$5,000 Grants for Participants
Participants in the Race Critical Consciousness Colloquy have the opportunity to apply for a small grant of $5,000 to jumpstart an idea/project that is informed by the collaborative explorations of the colloquy. The small grant will be focused on some dimension of race critical work within the teaching and learning culture of their respective schools. This grant project will involve specific interrogations of race and racism in the curricular and pedagogical agendas of individual schools. The goals for these small grants should cohere with any one of the three overarching goals of the RCC Colloquy:
- To foster, sustain, and advance deep conversations on the challenges and opportunities of critical race consciousness and anti-racist competencies for the reconstruction of theological education in particular higher educational contexts.
- To deepen the interrogation of structures and conditions which sustain hegemonic regimes of knowledge and normative assumptions about the nature and purposes of theological education.
- To develop new collaborative pedagogical, curricular, and institutional resources and strategies that are research-based, praxis-tested, multi-axis (intersectional), and can be widely shared to facilitate race critical work across the broader ecology of theological education.
Small Grant projects need to occur during the fall of 2019, with funding available by August 15, 2019. The work of the project needs to be mostly completed by the January 9-12, 2020 session so it can be the basis of a subsequent $15,000 proposal (due April 1, 2020).
Submitting a Grant Proposal
Proposals are due July 1, 2019.
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You will be prompted to attach the required documents (pdf format) to the online application, including a signed copy of the Grant Information Form, the Proposal Narrative & Budget, and an Institutional Letter of Support.
The grant proposal consists of 3 parts:
1. Grant Information Form
The Grant Information Form requests information necessary for the consideration of your proposal (including contact information, grant project dates, amount of the grant, and 150 word proposal abstract).
The Grant Type to select is “Small Project”
This form requires contact information and signature for:
- The Project Director(s) (the person(s) responsible for providing narrative report on grants, typically the person(s) overseeing the administration of the grant and writing the project proposal to apply for the grant).
- The Financial Contact (the person responsible for receiving the check and providing financial reports of expenditures for the institution). This should be a different person than the project director.
- The Authorization Contact (the person authorized to sign grant requests for the institution).
2. Proposal Narrative & Budget
In 1000 words or less, please address:
- The pedagogical question or problem that the small grant project will specifically address in relation to Critical Race Consciousness
- A set of goals for the project that align with any one of the three goals of the RCC Colloquy
- A description of the challenges and opportunities for teaching and learning that this grant would address
- A description and timeline of the proposed activities during the grant period
- A plan for evaluation of the project both during and at the conclusion of the grant period
- A list of everyone directly involved with the project
- On final page: Provide a line item and narrative budget that indicates the main expense categories for the project and how the costs for each item were determined. Institutional indirect costs are not permitted for small grant project grants.
3. Institutional Letter of Support
A letter of support from the applicant’s dean or department chair indicating their support of the project and what they hope will be learned as a consequence of the grant. The letter should be signed on the institution’s letterhead. It can be scanned and attached to the online application.