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NCBS Civic & Community Education & Engagement Grants Program
The National Council for Black Studies (NCBS) is pleased to announce that proposals are now being accepted under the new NCBS Community Education and Civic Engagement Grants Program. This program has been made possible as a result of the generous contributions of federal employees through the National Black United Fund/Federation of Charities (NBUFC).
Under this program grants will be awarded to support projects in which Africana Studies knowledge and skills are made available to local communities. Projects must involve active engagement of faculty and students with community organizations or residents. Special preference will be given to projects providing opportunities for students to obtain practical experience in assisting communities in problem solving by applying knowledge gained in Black/Africana Studies courses. Faculty affiliated with Black/Africana Studies units that are current NCBS Institutional and Individual members are eligible to apply for grants up to $2,500.
The inaugural grant under this program was awarded to the faculty of Africana Studies at
Faculty members interested in applying for a grant should submit the following:
Ø A proposal no longer than five (5) single-spaced typewritten pages.
Ø A narrative (content indicated below).
Ø A detailed budget not to exceed $2500 of grant funds (projects with larger community impact can potentially be awarded up to $2500). University funding, external and in-kind support should be listed separately.
Ø An abbreviated vita or resume of the principal investigator(s).
Proposals will be reviewed and funded on a rolling basis and can be submitted electronically to Dr. Akinyele Umoja, Chair of the Grants Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org
Examples of Outreach Categories (not limited to those listed)
Youth and K-12 Mentorship
Traditional Academic Conferences will not be funded
Required Proposal Content
1. Description of the project you are proposing. If the project includes conducting classes, workshops, etc. include #of participants to be served, times and dates of program , starting and ending dates, # of sessions and location(s). Specify the Africana Studies resource materials and personnel that will be used in the project.
2. Description of opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to apply knowledge and skills acquired in Africana Studies to issues of consequence for the target community.
3. Delineation of the specific goals or results expected from this project? Describe the criteria that will be used to determine if the project has been successful.
4. Justification explaining why this project is important to your local community (i.e. how will it strengthen the community? How will the target community be different as a result of this project? Discuss the extent to which the results will be sustainable following the conclusion of the project.
Expectation of Funded Projects
All publicity must identify NCBS/NBUFC as project sponsor
All projects must be completed within one academic year. The final report must be submitted within 45 days of project completion or a refund will be required.
The final report must include the following:
Summary of the outcome
Sample Project Summaries
Review samples of our best practice summaries.
Proposal submitted by
Dr. Shirley A. James Hanshaw
Associate Professor at Mississippi State University
Project was Funded $5,000.00