Small Project Funding

Narratives of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion 2019 - Call for Applications

Applications are invited for small projects under the UCC Equality Fund. This fund is managed by UCC's Equality Committee. It is designed to facilitate innovative and creative projects by staff or students across the UCC community. 

 

The aim for each project should be to construct a narrative around Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI). These narratives will:

 

(1) Help to identify university priorities for the UCC Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan and 

(2) Help the university understand better the challenges that exist and the hurdles that can be overcome. 

 

One prize to the value of €1,000 and two prizes to the value of €250 are available. Prizes will be awarded in September.  

 

Guidelines

Entries should:

  • Foreground themes of equality/inequality, diversity, respect, empowerment, inclusion/exclusion;
  • Showcase narratives in which respect for and engagement of difference has been achieved at university level or, shed a light on stories that indicate exclusion or inequality;
  • Take creative form including but not limited to poetry, film, photography, painting, digital writing forms, traditional writing (including non-fiction, poetry, fiction, testimony, essay). This might also include a creative output as the result of or as part of a research project.
  • Be submitted to ediunit@ucc.ie by 5pm on Friday, 16th August 2019. Applications received after this time will not be considered eligible.

 

Proposals will be evaluated by a sub-group of the UCC Equality Committee and decisions will be communicated by 6th September

Narratives of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion 2018 Winning Entries

During the summer of 2018, the Equality Committee Small Project Fund was announced.  Staff and students in UCC were invited to enter with the following guidelines:

  • Take themes of equality/inequality, diversity, respect, empowerment, inclusion/exclusion as a starting point;
  • Showcase narratives in which respect for and engagement of difference has been achieved at university level or, shed a light on stories that indicate exclusion or inequality;
  • Take creative form including but not limited to poetry, film, photography, painting, digital writing forms, traditional writing (including non-fiction, poetry, fiction, testimony, essay). Alternatively, applicants may wish to submit a short research project (max 5,000 words) that speaks to the main themes. This might take the form of a discussion of a survey or other form of research conducted or a discursive overview of a particular issue

We are delighted to showcase the four winners of the fund, who were formally honoured at the President's Athena SWAN Symposium on March 8th 2019.

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Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Unit

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