October 23, 2017

To: All UNCG Faculty

From: The Interdisciplinary Collaboration Committee

RE: Request for Proposals for the 2018-2019 Campus-Wide Interdisciplinary Event


Request for Proposals

The Interdisciplinary Collaboration Committee invites proposals for the 2018-2019 Campus-Wide Interdisciplinary Event.

Collaboration Description

The theme of this series will be The 1960’s: Exploring the Limits. The 1960’s produced a number of important movements including those involving Civil Rights, Women, the Environment, and Free Speech. It was a period of revolt against authority, a time when totalitarianism was resisted. It was also a period when various models of dissent were tested both peacefully and not so peacefully. The decade included the assassinations of Martin Luther King, John Kennedy, and Robert Kennedy on the one hand and the Space Race, advances in computer science, and Woodstock on the other. The Vietnam War exposed class relations in the United States and brought into question the international role of the United States. In many ways, our current moment mirrors the 1960’s: we are again in a time when the relationship between individuals, their communities, and their country is being intensely examined and debated.

Call for Proposals

Proposals will be considered for events such as: guest lectures, performances, student projects or installations, or other projects as appropriate to the given discipline. Up to $3,000 in funding per approved project is available for expenses.

Selection Criteria

Proposals will be judged based on the strength of the project or event, fit with the theme, and appeal to a diverse audience. We intend that the spectrum of funded projects will reflect the breadth of scholarship at UNCG. Projects that draw on other departments, units, or community groups are particularly encouraged. We may also consider the ability to generate matching funds when evaluating proposals.

Submission Deadline and Notifications

Please submit a narrative proposal as an electronic attachment of up to 2 pages including budget to Peter Alexander, Dean of the College of Visual and Performing Arts (p_alexan@uncg.edu) or Dayna Touron, Associate Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences (d_touron@uncg.edu). The deadline for receipt of proposals is January 16, 2017. Decisions will be provided by February 8, 2017.