College of Natural Resources, UC Berkeley

Grants Available 2/26/10

February 23, 2010

I. Center for Race and Gender: Undergraduate Grants Program
II. 2010 Chancellor's Green Fund Grants
III. 2010 CACS Sustainability Awards

I. Center for Race and Gender: Undergraduate Grants Program

The Center for Race and Gender (CRG) at the University of California Berkeley, announces the availability of grants of $100 to $1,000 to fund undergraduates for research or creative projects that address issues of race and gender. Topics should be consonant with the CRG’s mandate to promote increased understanding of race and gender and their intersections in a wide variety of social, cultural, and institutional contexts, especially on the Berkeley campus and its neighboring communities, but also in California, the nation, or the world. Projects may be oriented toward academic research or may approach race and gender issues from the perspectives of the media, fine arts, and performing arts. These grants are designed to provide Berkeley undergraduates with an opportunity to explore questions of interest to them via media of their choosing.

Eligibility: Applications can be submitted by any Berkeley undergraduate not graduating at the end of the semester. Applications are particularly sought from students majoring in areas where race and gender issues have not previously been of major concern, such as Public Health, Education, Economics, Business, Journalism, Political Science, and Environmental Science, as well as areas where they have been more central.

Grant Period and Use of Funds: Grants will be awarded for periods of up to six months from the start date. Funds may be used for direct costs related to the proposed project, such as travel to archival or ethnographic research sites; supplies and services, and equipment rental. Funds may not be used for equipment purchase, stipend, living expenses, conference attendance, or educational travel. Grant payments will be in the form of reimbursements for expenses.

Grantee Reporting: Grant recipients will be responsible for submitting a brief midterm report of their progress along with the faculty mentor’s evaluation of the project’s progress to date. Grant recipients are required to submit a final report within two weeks of the end of the grant period containing; 1) a statement of what was accomplished; and 2) the faculty mentor’s evaluation of the project. Grant recipients may be asked to present their projects at a CRG Forum and their project description may appear in the Center’s newsletter “Faultlines.”

Application Process: Please submit an original and two copies of the following information, single sided, do not staple (forms at http://crg.berkeley.edu)
-Student Information and Agreement form
-Faculty Mentor Information and Agreement Form
-Letter of support from a faculty mentor (original only in sealed envelope)
-1-2 page project description
-Timeline for project completion
-Budget proposal

To: Undergraduate Grants Program, Center for Race and Gender,
638 Barrows Hall, MC 1074, Berkeley, CA 94720-1074

Application Deadlines: Two funding cycles. Fall 2009 deadline, October 7th, 3:00 p.m., Spring 2010 deadline, March 3th, 3:00 p.m. Awards will be announced within two weeks of the deadline.
Inquiries: Direct inquires to centerrg@berkeley.edu.

II. The 2010 Chancellor's Green Fund Grants

Applications Due April 2nd

The annual Chancellor's Green Fund Grant program enables members of the UC Berkeley campus community to undertake projects that will create a greener, more environmentally sustainable campus -- while saving resources and money in the process. A department, official campus organization, class, or group made up of a mix of students, staff and faculty of the University of California, Berkeley, may apply for grant funds of up to $2,000. Applications (digital format only) should be sent to Sarah Nathe (sknathe@berkeley.edu) and must be received by 5:00pm on Friday, April 2, 2010. For more information and a copy of the grant application, visit: http://sustainability.berkeley.edu/cacs/pages/greenfund/overview.shtml


III. The 2010 CACS Sustainability Awards

Apllications Due April 2nd

To formally recognize contributions of those helping the campus to meet its sustainability goals, CACS annually provides awards to faculty, staff, and students that have done outstanding work. The campus community is indebted to the hard work of students, staff, and faculty making Berkeley a more sustainable place to work, live, and play. Nominations can be made for groups or individuals. All forms must be submitted electronically as attachments to Steve Maranzana (stevemar@berkeley.edu) by 5:00pm on Friday, April 2, 2010. For more information and a copy of the grant application, visit: http://sustainability.berkeley.edu/cacs/pages/awards/overview.shtml