The UC Consortium for Black Studies in California invites applications for public events curatorship grants for ladder-rank faculty and graduate students at any campus in the University of California system. These grants are intended to fund a public event (lectures, readings, symposia or conferences, performances, film screenings, and other programming) proposed and planned by faculty or graduate students for 2017. These events should pertain in a strong and identifiable way to Black history, culture, or life, and special priority will be given to collaborative or cross-campus projects.

While grant amounts will vary, we anticipate that the average amount per grant will be in the $2,000-$5,000 range based on availability of funding. These grants may be used in conjunction with funds from other sources.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling deadline basis at any point in the year, but will be prioritized on a first-come first-submitted-basis, and assessed according to the availability of funds at the time of submission.

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The application should consist of the following:

  1. Coversheet & Budget Template (download for use)
  2. Description of event including date of event (in pdf format; max 500 words)
  3. CV (in pdf format; max 3 pages)

Upload each of these documents into the box below (one at a time), using the following naming convention:

Cover sheet and budget: lastname_firstname_coversheet.xlsx

Statement of project: lastname_firstname_statement.pdf

CV: lastname_firstname_CV.pdf