May 22, 2024


It's Your Education

Provost’s Workplace accepting grant applications for study in humanities, social sciences and the arts

The Business office of the Provost is accepting purposes to support scholarly and inventive function for college in fields with tiny exterior or start-up funding as a result of the Provost Grants for Study in Humanities, Social Sciences and the Arts

Suitable costs include things like funding for study assistants (such as federal work-research students), purchase of analysis products or equipment and bills relevant to data-selection these kinds of as surveys.

Spring proposals are owing March 29, 2021. See the web site for extra data on eligibility, standards and how to post an application on-line.

This year, the Place of work of the Provost is managing two grant purposes cycles. Purposes for the 1st spherical of proposals ended up thanks in November. The 13 college under ended up picked to obtain $3,000 grants to assist their exploration projects. 

2021 grant recipients

Danielle Beverly, radio/television/film, School of Conversation, for “Qatar Stars,” a documentary that follows “The Olympic Stars,” a rhythmic gymnastics staff for women aged 9-15, and the 1st characteristic-length documentary to concentration on girls in Qatar, a team unseen on screen right until now.

Shawn Douglass, theatre, School of Communication, for “An Actor’s Arc,” a series of 10 remotely recorded interviews with achieved actors whose occupations are intently intertwined with the Chicago theater local community, which will be offered to the general public and for use in the classroom.  

Katherine Hoffman, anthropology, Weinberg School of Arts and Sciences, for “Mirror of the Soul: Language and Law in the French Protectorate Indigenous Coverage in Morocco (1912-1956),” a book undertaking which delivers an ethnographic technique to an historic examination of Amazigh (Berber) customary courts underneath the French Protectorate of Morocco (1930-1956) applying freshly uncovered principal sources. 

Patricia Marechal, philosophy and classics, Weinberg, for “Labors Not Shed. Midwifes, Craftswomen and Sages: Recovering the Voices of Ladies in Historic Greco-Roman Philosophy and Drugs,” a synoptic map of the loci in the extant historic philosophical and health-related corpus that tracks the voices of females in antiquity. 

Elvia Mendoza, Latina and Latino experiments, Weinberg, for “Memory Calls for an Image,” a multi-media installation based on ongoing ethnographic study in Chicago and south Texas with Latinx immigrant females on the racially gendered proportions of the memory of point out-sanctioned violence. 

Julie Lee Merseth, political science, Weinberg, for “Black Life Make a difference, Media Coverage and the Prospective buyers for Cross-Racial Solidarity,” a project examining howmainstream media coverage of Black Life Make any difference formed how corporations this kind of as Asian Americans Advancing Justice and UnidosUS (previously the Nationwide Council of La Raza) function with Black movement leaders and advocate for Black lives. 

Marcela Pizzaro, journalism and strategic conversation, NU-Q, for “Race Historicised: Epistemologies of Color,” a collection of animations depicting the life and mental contributions of towering figures in anti-racist struggles.

Leondra “Onnie” Rogers, psychology, Weinberg, for “Beyond Black and White: Using Interviews to Comprehend Multiracial Identity through Sociopolitical Change,” a study intended to investigate how our sociopolitical minute of racial unrest and collective reckoning with injustice influences the identification improvement of multiracial folks.

Ozge Samanci, radio/television/film, College of Conversation, for “Evil Eye: A Graphic Novel,” a humorous and suspenseful graphic novel about two school-aged ladies in Istanbul that usually takes put prior to the city’s 1994 municipal elections, marking the commence of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s relentless ascent in Turkish politics. 

Lilah Shapiro, human development and social plan, College of Education and learning and Social Plan, for “Armed with Religion: The Religion of Gun Ownership,” a qualitative analyze of gun proprietors/gun possession that seeks to additional explicitly expand our knowing of what counts as “religion.”

Ines Sommer, radio/television/film, School of Conversation, for “The Hills,” a put-based mostly documentary on the Schroud assets on the Southeast side of Chicago that addresses conflicting community agendas and explores the issue of who need to be held accountable when previous market selections lead to critical general public health and fitness and environmental concerns in the present.

Spencer Striker, conversation, NU-Q, for “Surviving Pandemics in Historical past — a Digital Reality Practical experience,” a playable prototype of an original virtual reality product or service that teaches students about the purpose and effects of severe pandemics in world heritage, throughout place and time.

Marco Williams, radio/television/film, Faculty of Communication, for “Murders that Subject: Impact Campaign,” a proposal to get the job done with grassroots organizations using his forthcoming documentary, “Murders that Matter” about Movita Johnson-Harrell, an African American Muslim mother who operates to reduce gun violence and murder in African American communities.