September 9, 2020
CLACS invites applications from groups of affiliated graduate students and faculty to form interdisciplinary reading and/or writing groups in the academic year 20-21. The purpose of this initiative is to enhance learning about a specific topic, country or region from a number of disciplinary perspectives. Preference will be given to groups that focus on the impact of COVID-19, anti-Black racism and/or social justice movements.
Groups should have an ongoing core membership and meet at least four times per academic year to read and discuss scholarship from different disciplines and/or to read and workshop participants’ scholarship. The groups should be open to any one interested.
Covered expenses are limited to costs of materials (e.g. books) and honoraria for speakers, up to $1000 per group.
Reading/writing groups are encouraged to propose a visiting speaker who can offer a public lecture in CLACS and meet privately with the group.
The graduate student coordinator is entitled to up to $500 from CLACS toward conference or research expenses during the 20-21 academic year, in recognition of efforts in support of the group (e.g. arrange and publicize meetings, arrange for readings to be available, submit the brief year-end report, organize speakers’ visits).
Other items may be covered by request.
Proposals are due to Kate_Goldman@brown.edu by September 30, 2020, and must include the following:
Funding decisions will be made by Friday, October 16, 2020.
Please note that all Reading Group activities must comply with all university protocols regarding health and safety during the COVID-19 pandemic.