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Call for Proposals: CEW+ 2021 Carol Hollenshead Inspire Award for Excellence in Promoting Equity and Social Change

In honor of former director Carol Hollenshead’s twenty-year tenure at CEW+, the Carol Hollenshead Inspire Award for Excellence in Promoting Equity and Social Change will be awarded at the 2021 CEW+ Annual Advocacy Symposium: Creating Change Through Introspection, Dialogue, and Action at the University of Michigan where recipients will participate on a panel with other award recipients. The symposium will take place in a public health informed manner and within all guidelines set forth by the University leadership. Therefore the awardee should be prepared to take part virtually or in person in Ann Arbor, Michigan, on September 28 or 29, 2021. The date will be finalized later this spring. Before the symposium, each recipient will submit a recorded lightning talk about their work. In addition, each recipient will lead a 90-minute workshop once during the academic year 2021-22 as a component of the CEW+Inspire Initiative focused on wellness while creating social change. The intent of Inspire workshops is to highlight the authentic journeys of social change leaders, spotlighting them as role models for others aspiring to work towards social change and to provide skills training to enhance well-being and a sense of interconnectedness.

CEW+ is seeking proposal submissions for this award ($1,000 for individuals; $2,000 for groups) by May 7, 2021, from faculty, staff, postdoctorates, research fellows, and students whose sustained efforts have resulted in greater equity in regard to gender, race, class, age, disability, gender identity, or sexual orientation at Michigan or beyond. Honorees will be those who, like Carol, have proven that social change is possible through persistent hard work and who demonstrate that one person can make a lasting difference in their communities.

The focus for the 2021-22 award is access and navigating systems.

Preference will be given for proposals that align with the theme and those that are submitted by groups.

CRITERIA FOR THE AWARD

  • Sustained effort and demonstrated outcomes in achieving greater equity in this community and/or beyond
  • Creativity in devising strategic approaches to advocacy and problem solving
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion
  • Effective coalition building

To receive this award, recipients must meet the following conditions:

  • Be a student, postdoctorate, research fellow, staff, or faculty (emeritus, current tenure-track, or non-tenure-track faculty) at U-M Ann Arbor, UM-Dearborn, or UM-Flint.
  • Submit a recorded lightning talk (5-7 min) describing your work by September 7, 2021. 
  • Participate on a panel at the CEW+ Advocacy Symposium virtually or in-person in Ann Arbor, Michigan, on September 28 or 29, 2021, in a public health informed manner and within all guidelines set forth by the University leadership – date will be announced later this spring.
  • Lead a 90-minute workshop between November 2021 and June 2022, which includes your authentic journey and time for attendees to ask questions. An integral part of the Inspire initiative is pairing advocacy, social change, and activism with skills that enhance a sense of well-being, focus, and interconnectedness. A short guided Mindfulness Meditation practice will be developed and presented to complement your workshop.  

CEW+ encourages interested students, staff, and faculty members to apply and welcomes any questions you may have prior to submission. Please follow this link to view and complete the application. Application due Friday, May 7, 2021.

Please click here for more information and to view recordings of past Carol Hollenshead Inspire Award for Excellence in Promoting Equity and Social Change recipients.

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