CENTER IN LAW, SOCIETY & CULTURE
CALL FOR PROPOSALS FOR COLLABORATIVE ACTIVITIES IN 2012-13
September 19, 2012
The Advisory Board of the Center in Law, Society and Culture is pleased to invite proposals for the 2012-13 academic year that aim to create enduring collaborations between graduate students, law students and faculty on the UCI campus. We seek proposals for collaborative activities from groups of 2 or more graduate or law students and/or faculty who represent at least TWO distinct programs on campus, and who propose a project or activity on a topic related to law, society and culture that will be carried out during the 2012-13 academic year. Preference will be given to proposals that include both graduate students and faculty, and that include proposers from both the law school and non-law school academic units.
The Center will provide funding in the range of $1000-2000 for selected projects/activities. The second round of applications are due Monday, October 29, 2012.
Our definition of projects or activities that would be appropriate for funding is broad in scope, including (but not limited to):
• Colloquia, mini-conferences, or workshops
• Collaborative research, writing, advocacy, or other projects
• Reading groups or working groups
• Any other creative project, including artistic or digital creations
Successful proposals must include three specific elements, above and beyond disciplinary diversity of proposers: 1) the collaborative partners must have a plan to meet at least 4 times in the academic year; 2) a tangible outcome must be proposed; and 3) the tangible outcome must be accessible to the public. Tangible outcomes can be as varied as a public workshop or colloquium, an ongoing reading group that is open to the campus community, a website, film or digital work that can be viewed by the campus community, and/or a co-authored paper or research proposal leading to publishable research.
A sub-committee of the CLSC Advisory Board will review the proposals and will notify applicants about final decisions by November 29, 2012. Successful applicants will be asked to provide an assessment/report to the board at the end of the 2012-2013 academic year.