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Gender-Based Violence Course Development Grants

The Newcomb Institute seeks proposals to develop courses and course modules that would count toward our new certificate in gender-based violence. We especially welcome proposals for upper-division courses that could serve as electives, want to support faculty to make a topic course a permanent and regularly offered course, and are looking for courses we might add to our core curriculum.

We will offer grants of $2,500 for new courses. We will offer grants of $500 to add a module to an existing course or undergo the process of making a topics course permanent.

We would also entertain proposals to purchase or rent films for classes or to bring in outside speakers who could also speak to a wider audience, perhaps at Fridays at Newcomb.

We would also entertain proposals from graduate students who might be able to offer an elective course based on their research. For those courses, we would pay the instructor $5000 to teach a course. Students should submit an email from their department chairs making clear the department is prepared to offer the course, should the student be successful in their application.

We welcome proposals that take an intersectional approach to gender-based violence and feature BIPOC populations and which might also fulfill the racial diversity requirement. We are especially interested, too, in courses that might feature populations in addition to women and women of color, such as transgender persons and LGBQI+ persons. We welcome courses that explore sexual violence against men or underserved populations such as immigrants or those in prison. We welcome courses that explore gender-based violence outside of the United States. We hope all course offers will be trauma-informed, and welcome proposals that explore healing strategies such as creative writing, film, theatre, art, music, etc.

Proposals should include:

  • A letter of intent briefly explaining the course and how it might fit into the gender-based violence certificate program
  • Letter (or email) from a department chair supporting the creation of the course and guaranteeing its continued offering

Please submit proposals via email to lwolford@tulane.edu by July 15 or October 15. We will also consider proposals on a rolling basis. For more information, contact Laura Wolford, lwolford@tulane.edu.