Public Works nears it’s Conclusion

As the Public Works Initiative nears its end, we are not anticipating another cycle of grants.  If you have a project that could use minimal funds, please consider filling out an interim request.

Explore the four different types of grants the Public Works project awards: 

Community Partnership Grants

To extend and deepen existing community partnerships, and develop new partnerships

  • Innovation grants to support faculty work with partners during summer breaks
  • We have limited funds for Travel support for faculty, staff, and students to travel to partners’ home locations, or to bring members of partner organizations to Carleton for meetings, workshops, etc.
  • Reading groups and external consultants
  • Workshops to engage partners or other experts and to co-learn with them

Grants to Develop Expertise or Enhance Campus Experiences

To develop faculty expertise and equip students with the foundational skills needed to communicate and collaborate with diverse publics.

  • Curriculum innovation grants to develop new courses and course modules for public projects, especially in our first-year Argument and Inquiry seminars and introductory classes, or to work with an arts or humanities residency.
  • Arts and humanities residencies closely connected to the curriculum, offering faculty and students opportunities to work with artists and scholars whose efforts directly engage diverse publics and who will co-create work with community partners, students, and faculty on campus.

Curriculum and Co-curricular Development Grants

To build integrated curricular and co-curricular opportunities for students in their work related to public arts and humanities projects.

  • Curriculum innovation grants to support the creation of:
    • linked courses
    • development of integrated modules that can be embedded in introductory and more advanced courses, and
    • labs or course-trailers to enable focused work on projects through several different courses.
  • Workshops and teaching circles for faculty and staff to foster curricular connections and co-curricular collaborations, including 1) Shared class visits and co-teaching opportunities; 2) Workshops working towards the development of new minors related to digital or public humanities and arts; 3) new integrative senior capstone projects; 4) enhanced co-curricular experiences; 5) strategies (such as e-portfolios) that help students integrate experiences.

Ethical Reflection Grants

To ensure that student experiences with public humanities and arts projects generate genuine metacognition and deepen ethical inquiry and reflection about difference and inclusion.

  • Reading groups, learning communities, and seminars for faculty and staff focused on reflective practices in the classroom, inclusive pedagogies, and the ethics of digital scholarship and civic engagement.
  • Curriculum innovation grants to develop activities and assignments in courses that promote deep reflection and student learning about difference, especially grants to encourage the creation of new courses that take up questions of civil discourse especially, but not only, in digital environments and the ethics of public work.