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     2017-18 Call for Proposals on Understanding and Engaging with Extremism

2017-18 Call for Proposals on Understanding and Engaging with Extremism

Dear colleagues:

I am pleased to announce a call for proposals of up to $20,000 for the new Provost Initiative on Understanding and Engaging with Extremism.

This call is part of the recently announced UCI Confronting Extremism initiative, managed through the Office of Inclusive Excellence, that engages scholars and community members on pivotal topics shaping our understanding of free speech, social equity and values and promotes critical dialogues in these areas.

With this call, UCI will support pioneering faculty to raise awareness, promote reasoned discussion, enrich curricular offerings, advance pedagogical innovations, and fortify relations between the campus and the wider community around topics related to extremism.

Successful proposals will:

  • Confront the denial of our common humanity; 
  • Confront the denial of science; or 
  • Broaden experiential learning and critical inquiry in general education courses.

Faculty members are invited to submit proposals by noon on Friday, Dec. 15, 2017.

Please review the program details and contact Douglas Haynes, vice provost for academic equity, diversity and inclusion, at if you have additional questions.


Enrique Lavernia
Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor
Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science

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