May 19th, 2014

Curb Center unveils grants to encourage public scholarship

When thinking of cutting-edge scholarship indicative of our Research I institution, how often do the following come to mind?

  • Draft legislation or town meetings leading to community overlays or other measures that sustain creative communities
  • Workshops for high school students, k-12 instructors, or chamber of commerce members to practice habits of innovation and creativity
  • Web pages or apps that share hidden or previously-lost history of a community or group
  • Introduction of the design or prototype of a device that improves a process or solves a problem

As part of it’s mission to advance the standing of art and culture in the minds of policymakers as well as support innovative approaches to real-world problem-solving, the Curb Center is piloting a Public Scholarship Grant for the creation & implementation of projects allowing scholars to articulate their findings with the crucial aim of engaging with public policy as an expression and enactment of cultural values.

Recipients will receive a $2000 research fund, shared office space in the Curb Center, opportunity to interact and process with the Curb Center community, and support for public sharing of the final product.

Proposals are due by July 1. Click here to see the full call, and contact Heather.L.Rippetoe@Vanderbilt.Edu for more information.


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