Teaching Race Across the Curriculum (TRAC) Grant Funding

Call for Proposal

AY 2022-2023

THE APPLICATION DEADLINE HAS PASSED AND WE ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS. THANK YOU TO ALL WHO APPLIED.

Recognizing both the necessity of adopting antiracist teaching practices and the specificity of disciplinary, departmental, and programmatic contexts, the Office of the Chief Diversity Officer issues this Call for Proposals for Teaching Race Across the Curriculum.

The purpose of the grant is twofold:
1) To support departmental efforts to thoughtfully and intentionally integrate questions of race into their curricula, both core offerings and within a major or minor.
2) To support excellence in the teaching of topics related to race in the curriculum.

As such, we welcome proposals from departments, areas, programs (or subgroups of faculty members therein) that address the integration of relevant topics/questions on race into their courses, as well as antiracist pedagogies and practices.

This is a grant to encourage institutional transformation: Proposals must emphasize how, if funded, this project will have an impact beyond a single event or a single course: how will this grant transform a core course, major or minor, graduate student training, or professional preparation? TRAC Grants are not primarily for single courses nor are they primarily for events, although funding may include consultants, speakers, or symposia in the service of larger change related to Teaching Race Across the Curriculum. We encourage interdisciplinary proposals and proposals that integrate the experiences and expressed needs and interests of students.

In this second call for proposals, for AY2022-23 we are accepting proposals in two tiers: starter grants ($500-$2,500) and full projects ($5,000-$10,000). Recipients of Grants from last year (AY2021-22) may apply for additional funds to continue their work at the funding level they deem appropriate. There is a spot on the form to indicate if this is a continuation or a new project.

To foster broader institutional change and engagement efforts, all successful AY 2022-2023 grantees will submit a midyear progress report (January 2023) and participate in a TRAC Symposium scheduled for the Fall 2023 to share their experiences, insights, and results to date.

Eligibility to Apply

Any Fordham faculty members regardless of rank may submit a proposal. Tenured, tenure-track, lecturers, and adjuncts are all eligible to participate as are graduate teaching fellows. Participation must be consistent with the terms of employment (or, for graduate students, funding status). All proposals must come from a group of instructors (i.e. more than one person). Additionally, as TRAC grants are meant to encourage institutional transformation, your application must be accompanied by a statement of support from a department chair, program director, or dean.

Note: We recognize the complexities of planning for the future in the context of COVID-19. It may help you to include contingency planning in light of current uncertainties.

2021 TRAC Grant Awardees


Join us to learn more about applying

Thursday, February 17, 12 - 1 p.m.

Wednesday, March 2, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

TRAC Grant Information Session


TRAC AY 2022-23 Grant Applications Deadline: APPLICATIONS ARE NO LONGER BEING ACCEPTED

TRAC Getting Started and Institutional Change Grant deadline: April 4, 2022, 5 p.m.

Eligible to apply: Groups of two or more faculty.

Once your application is ready for submission, please upload and submit via the Qualtrics form.

Questions? Please contact Anne Fernald (fernald@fordham.edu) or Rafael Zapata (rzapata1@fordham.edu)