Request for Proposals
Robert F. and Jean E. Holtz Center for Science & Technology Studies
DUE Friday, April 26, 2013
The Robert F. and Jean E. Holtz Center for Science and Technology Studies invites proposals from UW-Madison faculty and academic staff for its Outreach Fellowship program for 2013-14. The fellowship provides the successful applicant with $5,000 in flexible funds.
The Holtz Center seeks, as one of its key missions, to promote public engagement with questions concerning the relationship of society and culture with science, medicine, and technology. We offer this fellowship to a faculty or academic staff member who proposes an innovative way to engage the broader community in matters of science and technology that have general social and political importance. We are open to any possible program—from a thematic blog, to panel discussions at local libraries, to a theatrical performance, and so on. We are particularly interested in proposals that make scholarly work accessible to broader audiences. Proposals must involve new activities beyond the applicant’s ongoing efforts. The financial award may be used for direct support of the proposed outreach activity; remaining money, if any, may be used by the fellow on a flexible basis.
Applications should include the following:
• The applicant’s CV.
• A description of the proposed outreach activity, not to exceed two single-spaced pages, specifying the issues addressed and the audience to be reached.
• A preliminary budget, if relevant. If funds from other sources will be used to support the proposed initiative, these should be specified.
• If the proposed activity requires cooperation with other individuals or organizations, evidence of agreement to collaborate should be provided.
The deadline for submission of proposals is 6:00 pm Central Daylight Time on Friday April 26. All documents must submitted in pdf format by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applicants are encouraged to visit the Holtz Center’s website at www.sts.wisc.edu for information about the field of science and technology studies and about the Center’s mission. Questions should be directed to Associate Director Lyn Macgregor at email@example.com.
Outreach fellows are required to submit a brief report on their activities at the end of the project, but no more than one year after receiving the award.