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November 9, 2009

Engaging-U: November 9, 2009

Funding Opportunities

U of M Global Spotlight grants
FOUR U-WIDE GRANT PROGRAMS WILL BE OFFERED BY THE OFFICE OF INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS as part of its Global Spotlight Initiative: two grants for faculty and two for graduate students. The faculty grants and one of the student grants focus on the themes of Africa or water in the world. Applications are due Feb. 15, noon. For more information, see Global Spotlight grants, http://www.international.umn.edu/spotlight/grants.php.

IDEA Multicultural Research Awards
The Institute for Diversity, Equity, and Advocacy (IDEA) is pleased to
announce a request for proposals for the IDEA Multicultural Research Awards.
This small grant opportunity replaces the President's Faculty Multicultural
Research Award.

A complete description is posted at

The Consortium on Law and Values in Health, Environment & the Life Sciences
(http://www.lifesci.consortium.umn.edu) is pleased to announce a funding opportunity for graduate and professional students at all UMN campuses. This funding initiative aims to encourage work on the broad societal implications of problems in health, environment, or the life sciences. The Request for Proposals (RFPs) may be found at http://www.lifesci.consortium.umn.edu/rfps/. Deadline for submission is February 8, 2010.

Student Development Opportunities

Rochester Arts Center
Due: November 30, 2009
They have a room here that serves as a lounge/learning/interactive space for our gallery patrons. We are putting out a call to graduate students at U of M and MCAD to design a new project for the space. If you are interested in submitting a design, please consult attached proposal description.

The Graduate School is pleased to announce that it is sponsoring several interdisciplinary dissertation-writing seminars for doctoral students. The seminars are intended for those students whose work is explicitly interdisciplinary and whose intellectual and scholarly development at the dissertation writing stage would be enhanced through engaging with faculty and graduate students from other disciplines on topics of common interest. Seminars are taught by University of Minnesota with distinguished records of interdisciplinary research and teaching, who were selected as the Graduate School first Interdisciplinary Graduate Faculty Teaching Fellows.

The following seminars will be offered in Spring 2010. Please contact the instructor for more information and prior to registration.

* NURS 8193 "Mixed Methods in the Social, Behavioral, & Applied Health Sciences," 9:05 am-12:05 pm, Wednesdays. Spring 2010. Led by Professor Joseph Gaugler.

* FREN 8812/HIST 8960 "Metamorphoses: Thinking and Writing Change Over Time." 2:30-5:00 p.m., Tuesdays. Spring 2010. Led by Professor Juliette CherbuliezProfessor J. B. Shank.

* CI 8150 "Research and Social Justice: Epistemological and Ethical Issues in Research with Minoritized Populations," 4:40-7:20 pm, Mondays. Spring 2010. Led by Professor Bic Ngo.

The University of Minnesota community organizing class
taught by Dennis Donovan will be offered on Tuesday nights next spring. Undergraduate, non-degree seeking, and non-U of M students may contact Dennis Donovan for a permission number (donovan@augsburg.edu or 612-330-1496).

Community Organizing for Effective Public Policy
Public Affairs 5920, Section 01 (2 cr; S/N only)
6:00 to 8:30 p.m., Tuesdays
1/19/10 - 5/7/10
Room 35 Humphrey Center, University of Minnesota West Bank Campus
Instructor: Dennis Donovan

Engaged Scholarship Resource
CES4Health.info is a new website for those interested in engaged scholarship.