Faculty and graduate student-generated activities of all types are at the core of the vibrant intellectual life of an academic institution. The ability of faculty and graduate students to access the resources to carry out activities ranging from inviting guest speakers to classes to planning conferences with international profiles is important for scholarly exchange, professional development, and our workplace morale. These two areas of engagement (“global” and “interdisciplinary”), broadly conceived across the humanities and social sciences, continue to represent a key part of the intellectual center of gravity of CHSS, along with a commitment to publicly engaged scholarship as well as social and racial justice––in our research as well as our classrooms. We are taking this opportunity to reconceive the mechanism through funding the College is continuing to make small grants available from a pool of college funding ($30,000) for multiple kinds of activities related to the college’s signature strengths in the following areas:
Beginning September 30, 2020 applicants from across the CHSS community may apply for “CIPS” funding in the focus areas of interdisciplinarity, social justice, or global issues. Funding is available in the following categories of activity:
CHSS faculty and graduate students (as individuals, groups, or departments) are invited to apply for up to $1500 in allowable university expenses to support scholarly, pedagogical and creative efforts in the focus areas of interdisciplinarity, social justice, or global issues.
CHSS faculty, staff and graduate students who do not have access to department/interdisciplinary program/university travel funds are invited to apply for up to $800 to present at a professional conference related to above themes. Travel recipients must follow all university travel procedures.
CHSS faculty, staff and students (as individuals or teams across courses) are invited to apply for course support ranging from $200 to $1000 (depending on scope of activity) to fund:
For course support awards, funding will be available for 12 months after award.
Proposals should be submitted through the Qualtrics link at least six weeks in advance of the event. Proposals should demonstrate a clear relevance to one of the three CIPS focus areas CIPS (interdisciplinarity, social justice, or global issues). The CIPS committee will evaluate proposals with the following in mind:
Those seeking CIPS funding are encouraged to also seek funding from other sources (including other sources of CHSS funding, term faculty development grants, and University support such as Curriculum Impact Grants.
Preference will be given to those who have not previously received CIPS funding. Funding subject to merit, applicability, and availability of funds. The CIPS Fund will be renewed on an annual basis.
The CIPS committee will consist of a non-voting chair and 3 representatives from the constitutive departments or programs of Global Programs Committee and the Interdisciplinary Curriculum Collaborative (listed below) who will serve on a rotating basis.
African and African American Studies
Asia-Pacific Northeast Asian Studies
Latin American Studies
Middle Eastern Studies
Russia and Eurasian Studies
Film and Media Studies
School of Integrative Studies
Master’s in Interdisciplinary Studies
Women and Gender Studies