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UCI Provost Initiative on Contemporary Issues: Understanding Domestic Terrorism

As part of our efforts to advance and expand the Confronting Extremism program, the Provost Initiative on Contemporary Issues: Understanding Domestic Terrorism requests UCI senate faculty proposals that explore the origins and sources, causes and consequences, methods and modalities, representations and discourses, and responses to and engagement with domestic terrorism .

As background, our national attention is now drawn to the looming challenge of domestic terrorism. With a distressing increase in ideologically motivated mass shootings or killings, we have reached a tipping point that threatens to have merciless impacts on our collective civil institutions, democratic values and multi-cultural society.

This topic also raises questions about the contemporary conditions and/or distinctive historical patterns that concern the meaning and use of violence to achieve political goals or objectives.

The very term “domestic terrorism” assumes a fixed interior jurisdiction of the nation-state, the scope of the rule of law, the credibility of political institutions, the consistency of the rights and responsibilities of citizens, and clarity about legitimate and illegitimate uses of violence. Like other countries, the United States has a long history that presents a far more complicated picture.

In varying circumstances, national and state governments, formal and informal organizations, and aligned and non-aligned individuals have used violence as a means to define or subvert the boundaries and interests of the nation-state; to police or consolidate the contours of citizenship; and to defend or devalue people and communities and their right to exist. In other words, exploring the meaning of domestic terrorism opens a lens through which to understand the making of “us and them” through violence.

CALL FOR PROPOSALS 

The Provost Initiative on Contemporary Issues: Understanding Domestic Terrorism requests UCI Senate faculty proposals that explore the origins and sources, causes and consequences, methods and modalities, representations and discourses, and responses to and engagement with domestic terrorism.

Proposal Deadline Extended! Due by 5 p.m. Pacific time on Monday, December 2, 2019, at the “Application” tab above. 

The call is open to all fields and disciplines, spanning the UCI academic schools/units. Proposals that address civil, political and human rights as they relate to communities and individuals based on ability, ethnicity, gender, immigration status and nationality, race, religious beliefs, and sexual orientation and gender expression—among other categories—are especially encouraged.

The call welcomes proposals for single investigator or multi-investigator projects to advance the core research, teaching and service mission of the university. This ranges from research and/or creative activities, conferences, workshops, performances, installations or exhibitions; course development, pedagogical innovations, or master classes; to community engagement events. Special consideration will be given to proposals that approach domestic terrorism through inter- and intra-school collaborations, interdisciplinary and multi-disciplinary vantage points and/or partner with participating research centers and the university library.

Please direct questions to: inclusion@uci.edu.

Call for Proposals

Senate faculty are invited to submit a proposal for funding from the Provost Initiative on Contemporary Issues: Understanding Domestic Terrorism. The call is hosted by the Office of Inclusive Excellence and DEADLINE IS EXTENDED to 5 p.m. Pacific time on Monday, December 2, 2019. Projects may start as early as January 17, 2020. PLEASE NOTE: All proposed activities for funding must be completed and reported on with a Use Report by January 29, 2021.

Competitive proposals will explore the origins and sources, causes and consequences, methods and modalities, representations and discourses, and responses to and engagement with domestic terrorism. UCI Senate faculty members from all fields and disciplines, and from UCI academic units will be eligible for consideration. Proposals that address the civil, political and human rights as they relate to communities and individuals based on ability, ethnicity, gender, immigration status and nationality, race, religious beliefs, and sexual orientation and gender expression–among other categories – are especially encouraged.

Single and multi-investigator projects that advance the core research, teaching, and service mission of UCI are welcomed. Proposed activities may range from research and/or creative activities, conferences, workshops, performances, installations or exhibits, course development, pedagogical innovations, or master classes to community engagement events with appropriate evaluation and assessment.

Successful proposal will reflect alignment to the following project aims:

  • To heighten understanding about the sources and consequences of U.S. domestic terrorism,
  • To equip UCI target constituents of students, postdoctoral scholars, staff, or faculty with tools for understanding domestic terrorism,
  • To advance the reputation of the campus as a center for engaging with and addressing the fault lines of conflict in society.

Online submission of this form and upload of a Project proposal PDF are required for consideration.

Proposal submissions must be in 12-point font and approximately 2-5 pages in length. The proposal should include section headers with the following content:
Project Description – discussion of the nature of the problem, project rationale, and project goals and objectives,

Project Plan – includes rationale for proposed project, description of project methods, target audience and related activities and milestones to inform leadership team,

Budget and budget narrative to explain costs associated with activities,

Dissemination Plan – plans to promote the project during the project year,

Assessment Plan – explaining project outcomes, how outcomes will be assess, and how overall project success will be judged, and

Overall Project Significance – the ways in which the project meets a critical need described by the Office of Inclusive Excellence, and by the UCI Strategic Plan, or beyond.

Please complete and submit your information below. For questions, please email: mbonoush@uci.edu.

Application Deadline is EXTENDED to 5p.m. (Pacific time) on Monday, December 2, 2019.

Application

Use Report