Project Development GrantThe Luann Dummer Center for Women is pleased to offer this grant through a pilot program in 2013-2014. The purpose of the Project Development Grant is twofold: (1) to support the UST Women’s Studies program, and (2) to strengthen the capacity for the Luann Dummer Center for Women and the UST Women’s Studies program to work together in leading intellectual discussions concerning the discipline of Women’s Studies and feminism on campus. As such, the Director of Women’s Studies and Associated Faculty members in Women’s Studies are eligible to apply.
The Project Development Grant will support a specific project(s) designed to build and strengthen the UST Women’s Studies program, with priority given to projects that will enhance the visibility of the program and focus on recruitment of Women’s Studies majors and minors. Preferably, the grant will provide a course release for the faculty member, though applications for other kinds of support will also be considered. It is expected that an Associated Faculty member in Women’s Studies will work with the Director of Women’s Studies, both in the writing of the grant proposal and the implementation of the project, to facilitate cooperation and collaboration in the best interests of the program. It is also a requirement of the grant that the Director of Women’s Studies/Associated Faculty Member in Women’s Studies coordinates with the Director of the Luann Dummer Center for Women to create a co-sponsored forum in which a prominent leader in the discipline of Women’s Studies will be invited to campus to address current intellectual debates within the discipline.
Faculty members who receive this grant will provide an evaluative report at the end of the grant period describing the project and its contribution to the UST Women’s Studies program.
Proposals for the 2013-2014 academic year must include a cover sheet with the following information:
In addition, the proposal should address the following:
The mission of the Women’s Studies Program is to provide a rigorous, interdisciplinary major and minor that teaches students to analyze gender, race, class, sexual orientation, ability, ethnicity, and nation as complex intersections of identity. The wide range of Women’s Studies courses across departments develop students’ critical thinking and writing abilities and contribute to the liberal arts mission of the university. With its integrated view of scholarship, activism, and teaching, the Women’s Studies Program prepares students for morally responsible citizenship through research experiences, internships, and active-learning opportunities.
Four copies of the application cover sheet and proposal should be submitted to the Luann Dummer Center for Women, Mailbox #4075, no later than Monday, April 1, 2013. Members of the LDCW Advisory Board and Women’s Studies Advisory Committee will then review applications and notify applicants of their decision.
For additional information, please contact Dr. Young-ok An, Director, Luann Dummer Center for Women at 962-6118 or via e-mail to email@example.com.