American Democracy Project: Request for Partnership

American Democracy Project: Request for Partnership

The American Democracy Project is seeking proposals for activities and speakers that foster a greater understanding of civic life and equip students with the knowledge, skills, attitudes and experiences they need to be informed, engaged members of their communities.

We welcome input from our colleagues throughout the College on speakers, events, and other initiatives we should consider bringing to campus. As our mission is to engage students, we are particularly interested in funding proposals for speakers who will make a concerted effort to connect with an undergraduate audience. We are less interested in a formal academic lecture delivery and more inclined to fund speakers who adopt innovative/interactive/ accessible presentation formats.

Our typical grant is about $2000, however ADP will consider making higher awards for proposals with significant merit - such as nationally recognized speakers. Proposals for smaller awards, perhaps to fund local/regional scholars are also encouraged. Collaborative and interdisciplinary grants are desirable, and applications that combine ADP and other sources of funding are welcome.