Funding Support for Addressing Systemic Racism

After the murder of George Floyd In 2020, the Center for Transnational Justice made a public commitment to refocus its resources to address issues of systemic racism.  As a first step toward fulfilling this commitment, CTJ is announcing a series of funding opportunities for faculty and students for 2020-2021.  

These opportunities seek to support innovative work on issues of systemic racism that are locally and nationally salient and where understanding can be informed by the experiences of other countries. The Center is particularly interested in proposals that address issues of race, racial injustice, and efforts towards change in the following areas: criminalization, policing, police reform; economic inequality, access to healthcare, environmental justice; immigration and refugee policy; mainstream media, social media and networks, misinformation and conspiracy theories.

The specific funding opportunties are listed below. Examples of some of the work supported by these oppportunities can be found on the News/Events page.  

Funding opportunities: Spring and Summer 2021

Summer Faculty Research Fellowships: CTJ will be offering two summer research fellowships of $3,500 for faculty research projects. Proposals consist of an application letter describing the research project, a budget page, and CV. Funds will be provided in the form of summer supplemental salary support.  Proposals must explore issues of systemic racism and incorporate a transnational dimension. Proposals must be submitted to Dr. H. Richard Friman at CTJ (h.r.friman@marquette.edu) and received by March 15, 2021.  Interested faculty are strongly encouraged to discuss their proposal ideas with CTJ before submission.

 

Faculty Research Support to hire Student Assistants: CTJ is offering multiple awards of up to $500 for faculty to use to hire undergraduate or graduate student research assistants. Project proposals must explore issues of systemic racism and incorporate a transnational dimension.  Proposals consist of an email describing the faculty member’s research project and the responsibilities of the student research assistant. The application deadlines are March 1, 2021 for the spring semester and April 30 for the first summer session.  For additional details and proposal submission contact Dr. H. Richard Friman at CTJ (h.r.friman@marquette.edu).   

 

Conference registration support: CTJ will cover the registration fees for faculty, graduate, and undergraduate student participation in virtual conferences (national and international) addressing issues of systemic racism. Proposals consist of an application email describing the conference, the applicant’s role (attendee, presenter), and a conference website link. Conferences must take place before June 15, 2021. There is no submission deadline and registration fee support will take place as long as budget conditions allow. Send proposal emails to Jobey Clarke at CTJ (jobey.clarke@marquette.edu).

 

Funding opportunities: Fall 2020

Course revision support: CTJ is offering awards of $500 for faculty proposals revising existing courses to better address issues of systemic racism. To be considered for this round of funding, the course must be scheduled for the spring 2021 semester. Proposed revisions can include but are not limited to: adding new course units, revamping readings in the entire course, modifying student assignments, and incorporating innovative teaching resources.  Proposals consist of an application letter describing the proposed modifications, the current course syllabus, and a letter of support from the faculty member’s department chair. The submission deadline is November 6, 2020.

 

Conference registration support: CTJ will cover the registration fees for faculty, graduate, and undergraduate student participation in virtual conferences (national and international) addressing issues of systemic racism. Proposals consist of an application email describing the conference, the applicant’s role, and a conference website link. Conferences must take place before June 15, 2021. There is no submission deadline and registration fee support will take place as long as budget conditions allow.  

 

Research support: CTJ is offering awards of up to $1000 for faculty and up to $500 for graduate and undergraduate students to help cover non-travel costs for innovative research on issues of systemic racism. Proposals consist of an application letter describing the project, a budget page, and CV/resume. Student applications must also include a reference letter from a faculty member. Funds must be expended by June 15, 2021. For consideration in the first round of awards, proposals must be received by November 16, 2020.

      

Workshop support:   CTJ is seeking proposals for innovative virtual workshops that bring together faculty, students, and local community members with counterparts in other countries to address issues of systemic racism. Workshops are expected to lead to deliverables such as policy briefs, reports, special issues of academic journals, or edited volumes. Proposals consist of an application letter describing the workshop, a list of invited and confirmed participants, a budget page, and a page on planned deliverables. Funds must be expended by June 15, 2021. The submission deadline is December 1, 2020.

                                                                  

Except where noted all inquiries and application materials are to be submitted to Dr. H. Richard Friman, Director, MU Center for Transnational Justice (h.r.friman@marquette.edu).