CFP: Global (In)Equalities Course Development Grants

The Center for International Studies and the Program for the Global Environment seek proposals for course development grants in conjunction with our upcoming, year-long speaker series, “Global (In)Equalities: The Conditions and Consequences of Social and Natural Disparity.” The “Global (In)Equalities” series will run throughout the 2014-2015 academic year investigates the character and experience of inequality […]

global-inequalities-logoThe Center for International Studies and the Program for the Global Environment seek proposals for course development grants in conjunction with our upcoming, year-long speaker series, “Global (In)Equalities: The Conditions and Consequences of Social and Natural Disparity.”

The “Global (In)Equalities” series will run throughout the 2014-2015 academic year investigates the character and experience of inequality today. Recent transformations within the global economy, from increased neoliberal reform and the dismantling of the social welfare state to manufacturing-driven growth in the Global South, have resulted in a massive respatialization of wealth and poverty, adding new dimensions to one of the world’s oldest problems: inequality. Through this series, CIS and PGE examine the contemporary political, economic and environmental underpinnings of inequality as well as their social and global ramifications. Learn more about the series »

Three quarterly themes organize our inquiry into inequality:

  • Autumn Quarter – The Economy and Its Discontents
    Presentations consider the structural conditions of contemporary inequality and the emergent politics that address growing social and economic disparity.
  • Winter Quarter – Precarity: Inequality in the Everyday
    Presentations explore the lived experience of social and economic insecurity within stratified societies.
  • Spring Quarter – Environments of Inequality
    Presentations bring into focus how global inequalities affect vulnerability to disaster, the politics of climate change and movements for environmental justice.

UChicago faculty members who are teaching relevant coursework in Winter or Spring Quarter are invited to apply for coursework development grants of up to $5,000. These funds can be used to support, e.g., (1) guest speakers, (2) field trips, or (3) experiential learning projects that align with the above-mentioned themes. Preference will be given to proposals that (1) make best use of CIS sponsored speakers and events in a pedagogical framework and (2) support supplemental course content that would not otherwise be feasible. In addition to the grant funds, CIS and PGE sponsorship includes consultation and logistical support.

We invite interested faculty to submit preliminary proposals which should include the following:

  • Course description
  • How the proposed activity will support the goals of your course
  • Itemized projected budget of expenditures for event
  • Potential speakers (if applicable)

If you are interested in participating, please send a one to two page proposal as per the above-listed guidelines to CIS Administrator Connie Yip at cyip@uchicago.eduby Friday, October 31st. Requests received after the deadline will not be considered.

For more information, please also contact Connie Yip via email.

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