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05/06/21 12:00 PM NOON Central Time
Grants of up to $50,000 to USA, Canada, and International scholars affiliated with nonprofit organizations for symposia and small research meetings. Funding is intended to support new and one-time symposia and conferences addressing racial equity. Proposals are invited that discuss the current scope of research on racial equity, develop new knowledge through interdisciplinary scholarly engagement, or as a way to collaborate to increase the impact of educational research.
The Conference Grant Program provides support to scholars to organize small research conferences, focused symposia, or other forms of convenings around important issues in education. This program is intended to bring together researchers, practitioners, policymakers, and other important collaborators whose expertise, substantive knowledge and practice, theoretical insight, or methodological expertise can be engaged in ways that help to build upon and advance racial equity in education research, practice, or policy. Proposals are invited that aim to grow the current scope of research on racial equity, develop new knowledge through interdisciplinary scholarly engagement, or as a way to collaborate to increase the impact of educational research. Importantly, proposals are welcomed that advance conceptualizations of strength- and resiliency-based perspectives. Finally, applicants are encouraged to carefully and innovatively think about the format and pedagogy of their proposed conference or convenings. The conference program is not restricted to traditional formats, so for example, applicants might consider a series of smaller convenings that are in-person or on-line, or some combination of both. All applications should consider how their convening will (a) bring together a diverse group of educational scholars and/or stakeholders, and (b) influence the public discourse, practice, or policy of education.
For this funding cycle, Spencer will support conferences and convenings that explore and advance racial equity. While the field of education has focused on issues of inequality and its growth in the United States, the country is in a time of increased urgency given the current intersections of the COVID-19 public health crisis, rapid shifts in educational systems, economic challenges, and growing civil resistance to systemic anti-blackness. There is a pressing need for robust approaches to scholarship that can consequentially contribute to achieving racial equity. Towards this end, Spencer encourages a wide range of approaches to creatively and ambitiously engage in approaches to advancing racial equity, and is especially interested in proposals that include a focus on methodological needs and advancements.
GrantWatch ID#: 177673
This grant program supports proposals with budgets of $50,000 or less.
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