In the spring of 2014, the Holtz Center initiated a new program to fund thematic clusters to advance research, teaching, and outreach on interdisciplinary topics within science and technology studies, and invited proposals from faculty and staff on the UW-Madison campus. The goal of these grants is to forge new intellectual directions and thematic research clusters within STS, enhance and expand participation in the STS community at UW-Madison, and to build connections across disciplines.
Calls for thematic cluster proposals will be issued each spring, and selected groups will receive two years of funding at up to $15,000/year, which can be used to fund any activities that fall under the purview of the Holtz Center, such as faculty workshops or conferences, programs for graduate students, support for creating new or revised courses, outreach activities, or lecture series. The goal is to fund proposals that build community and strengthen intellectual connections across campus in a sustainable way. Proposals are welcome from any faculty and staff doing STS-related work on campus.
The Center will select one group this spring to be funded in academic years 2021-2022 and 2022-2023.
The deadline for applications has been set for Friday, April 16, 2021.
Thematic cluster poster 2021
Thematic cluster call for proposals 2021
“Policymaking in Times of Post-normal Science: Considering Community-based Distributed Energy”
Dominique Brossard, Mikhaila Calice, Paul Robbins, Morgan Edwards, Scott Williams, Sarah Johnston, Paul Wilson, Greg Nemet
“Integrating Computational Social Science and Political and Digital Ethnography to Study the 21st Century Communication Ecology: The Case of Civic Renewal in Wisconsin”
Michael Wagner, Dhavan Shah, Lewis Friedland, Katherine Cramer, Karl Rohe, William Sethares, Chris Wells
“Environmental Justice in Multispecies Worlds: Ethics, Science, and Power”
Elizabeth Hennessy, Caroline Gottschalk Druschke, Sainath Suryanarayanan, Katarzyna Beilin, Tony Goldberg, Claudia Calderon
“Integrating Social Science and Genetic Research: The Emergence of Sociogenomics”
Jason Fletcher, Corinne Engelman, James Li, Qiongshi Lu, Hyunseung Kang, Elliot Sober
“Living With Waste: Visualizing New Economies and Slow Violence”
Sarah A. Moore, Robert E. Roth, Morgan Robertson, Stephanie Tai
“Mapping Hot Spots: ‘One Health’ and the History of Infectious Disease Research”
Tony Goldberg, Neil Kodesh, Josh Garoon
“Microbiomes in Human Health, Agriculture and the Environment: Integrating Biological Sciences and Social Sciences in Research and Education”
William Hickey, Jean-Michel Ané, Dominique Brossard, Pamela Herd
“Disclosing and Enclosing Knowledge: the Paradoxes of Information Flow in Knowledge Communities”
Linda Hogle, Pilar Ossario, Nicole Nelson, Kris Saha