Urban Geography Workshop/Seminar Support Award RfP

Urban Geography Workshop/Seminar Support Award

Request for Proposals

Urban Geography will award up to $2,000 to support a seminar series, workshop, or similar event which will bring together leading scholars to focus on a cutting-edge theme within Urban Geography. The expectation is that this award will be supported by the host department and institution either in-kind (e.g., staff time, event planning, space, scheduling, and other forms of administrative support) and/or in terms of more direct financial support. It is also hoped that the award will be used to leverage additional co-sponsors. Proposals are welcome from scholars and programs without regard to discipline.  However, a primary focus on Urban Geography is necessary. Funding decisions will be based upon the cohesiveness of the proposal, the support of the host department and institution, as well as funding partners, the academic reputation of the organizers, and the potential visibility of the program including its overall academic impact.

Proposals are due on November 1, 2017 and all material should be sent to Thomas Cooke, Co-Editor, Urban Geography by e-mail (thomas.cooke@uconn.edu). A decision will be made in early December, 2017. Please send the following as attachments (PDF is preferred): (1) a one-page proposal which outlines the broad themes of the project and their significance, a general plan for the project, the academic impact of the project, and any discrete outcomes, (2) abbreviated, one-page, CVs for all organizers, (3) letters of support from the home department, home institution, and co-sponsors which outline their roles, and (4) a one-page outline of the proposed schedule including potential participants. Questions can be directed to Thomas Cooke.