Eligibility and Selection

Grant Eligibility

This funding program is open to principal members of the full-time faculty, including those faculty with the following full-time appointments: tenure, tenure track, extended employment, extended employment track, and renewable term appointment. Part-time faculty members with annual, multi-year, or grandparented status as defined by the ACT-UAW contract or AFM Local 802 part-time faculty with at least five years of classroom appointments are eligible to apply as part of the team with full-time faculty. Visiting faculty, faculty in the final year of a fixed-term contract, postdoctoral fellows, and university administrators are ineligible to apply for funding.

Recipients of grants from the fund are required to

  • Actively participate in the Community of Practice and the co-created action research agenda for the period of the grant
  • Present the results of their projects in symposium and/or prepare case studies as a way of broadly sharing the insights gained from this initiative
  • During the next academic year (2013–2014), assist the Partnership Project to identify and pursue external funding opportunities to sustain its work
  • Submit a final written report at the conclusion of the grant period.

Grant proposals submitted together by faculty and external partners will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

  • Social Justice—Does the project examine and test incisive strategies for building resilience and creating more equitable opportunities in New York City, particularly those that address issues of race, gender, class, ability, poverty, sustainability, and other factors that contribute to a just and equitable society?
  • Social Innovation—Does the proposal propose an innovative approach to addressing a social and/or environmental involving co-creation with an external partner and communities?
  • Collaborative—Has the project been conceptualized with external partners? Does the proposal envision a practice of sustained reciprocity between academic and external partners where all parties are co-learners and contributors?
  • Impact and Assessment—Does the proposal include a clear impact statement and plan for assessing social impact and educational impact (in terms of social impact, student learning and knowledge creation)?
  • Interdisciplinary—Does the proposal entail an interdisciplinary methodology and/or engage participants with interdisciplinary backgrounds?
  • Sustained Partnership—Does the proposal include evidence of the feasibility and sustainability of the planned external partnership?
  • Educational innovation—Will the project test innovative approaches to engaged learning and public scholarship that could be easily and widely adopted at The New School?
  • Partnership Experience—Are the proposed participants experienced in and committed to building successful external partnerships?
  • Potential for Dissemination—Does the project have potential for broad replication?
  • Resources—Will the proposal have the resources necessary to achieve its desired outcomes and/or the potential to attract the required resources?

Selection Process

  • A committee composed of New School faculty and administrators will review all eligible proposals and make recommendations to the provost.
  • All applicants will be notified on May 13 of the provost’s decision. Finalists may be asked for additional information at that time pending the final awards.
  • The provost will inform successful applicants of their grants via their New School email by May 20. A public announcement will be made shortly thereafter.
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