In the Area of Intercommunal Coexistence
Through the generosity of the Alan B. Slifka Foundation, the Brandeis Initiative in Intercommunal Coexistence is able to
offer grants of up to $2000 to several members of the Brandeis faculty who
would like to engage in research related to questions of intercommunal
coexistence. The funds awarded can be used to cover expenses related to
research such as travel costs, research assistance or as stipends for
summer research for faculty members themselves. (Please note that money
awarded for stipends will be taxable.)
We are seeking letters proposing modest research projects that bring the
resources of various scholarly and artistic disciplines to bear on
questions and issues as they emerge in the seminar series and also on more
general questions pertaining to coexistence and reconciliation. Research
undertaken might lead, for instance, to drafts of articles, plans for
creative works, presentations for conferences, or the development of new
courses or modules. We welcome proposals both from newcomers to these
issues and from members of the faculty who have had an ongoing interested
in related topics. We are especially seeking proposals for inquiries that
build on the seminar series and that might ultimately generate knowledge
useful to the emerging professional practice of coexistence work.
Recipients of stipends will agree to submit to the Ethics Center a written
report on their research by August 15, 2000 and to attend a meeting in
September, 2000 to discuss the results of their research with other
recipients. The report should include a summary of their research effort
and its results, an annotated list of references consulted, and questions
for further research. Members of the faculty who wish to engage in artistic
inquiry should use this stipend to engage in preliminary and conceptual
work related to their inquiry and should indicate in their report
possibilities for ensuing creative work.
Through the Brandeis Initiative in Intercommunal Coexistence, we may be
able to provide more substantial support for the extension of several of
these preliminary research efforts.
Proposal letters need not be long, but should include a clear statement of
the area of inquiry, the questions motivating the project, the disciplinary
perspectives to be engaged, the nature of the applicant's interest in and
preparation for the project, and a budget. Proposals should indicate the
faculty member's ability to complete the report by August 15, 2000 and
willingness to attend a meeting to discuss their work the following
Proposal letters should be received at the International Center for Ethics,
Justice and Public Life no later than 5 p.m., Monday, November 1, 1999.
They should be directed to: Dr. Cynthia Cohen, Coexistence Program
Director; International Center for Ethics, Justice and Public Life;
Brandeis University. Proposals can be hand delivered to the Director's office in Ridgewood 20,
sent via campus mail to MS 086, sent via email (firstname.lastname@example.org)
or faxed (781-736-8561). Clear hard copies should follow submissions by fax
Letters of proposal will be reviewed by the staff of the Ethics Center
joined by one or two non-Brandeis experts in the field. Decisions will be
announced by early December.
Please don't hesitate to contact Dr. Cynthia Cohen at email@example.com or x62133,
if you have any questions or if you would like to discuss a proposal idea.