FACULTY: Applications are now being accepted for Diversity and Social Justice Grants
Applications are now being accepted for Diversity and Social Justice Grants, and are due by Feb.17.
On behalf of the University Provost's Office, the Diversity & Social Justice Grants support Western Washington University's strategic goals for the enhancement of equity, inclusion and diversity. The grant will provide resources to actively undertake the development of educational practices that support and enhance diversity and social justice in and beyond the classroom at WWU, or to engage in social justice projects that will result in the significant advancement of their professional development and field of research, scholarly or creative work. Diversity, conceived broadly, refers to typically underrepresented cultures, groups, or identities and their relationships to structures of power. Practices focusing on the advancement of social justice do “not merely examine difference or diversity but [pay] careful attention to the systems of power and privilege that give rise to social inequality and [encourage] the critical examination of oppression on institutional, cultural, and individual levels in search of opportunities for social action in service of social change” (Hackman, 2005, p. 104). Collaborative projects between faculty, students, staff, community, and/or others are welcomed. Proposals rooted in a variety of disciplinary contexts that engage these questions and challenges are welcome.
This grant offers a current faculty member, in concert with student(s) and/or community member(s), either a summer grant of $6,000 or a one-course release (for tenured and tenure-track faculty) or equivalent pay (for non-tenure track faculty) during the academic year for the development of educational practices, research, or initiatives that support and enhance diversity and social justice in and beyond the classroom at WWU. All proposals should enhance diversity and social justice in the campus community, while preference will be given to those that also include impact within the broader community. In addition, grant recipients will contribute to furthering campus-wide dialogue through their participation in Faculty Learning Labs in which they will share their work with one another. Then each grantee will report on the experience and effects of their work in a public colloquium during the following academic year.
For more details on Eligibility or proposal guidelines see https://sjec.wwu.edu/social-justice-grants
Questions can be addressed to SJEC@wwu.edu.
Applications must be emailed to SJEC@wwu.edu as a single pdf by February 17, 2023.