​Rethinking Community is an intensive and sustained effort involving a series of conferences, dialogues, national speakers, performances, and more that will run through the 2017-18 academic year. All proposals must align with our theme for the year: Wake Forest graduates, across all schools, enter a society that is more virtual, diverse, polarized, and global than ever before. At a time when meaningful communal bonds are both desperately needed and increasingly frayed, rethinking what it means to be in community—on our campus, in Winston-Salem and the many other cities and towns where our students settle, as a nation—is essential. Please keep this mind and consider the following as you prepare to submit your proposals.

Please note: while additional grant proposals are being accepted, they must be received two (2) weeks prior to event and/or program date to be considered.

Goals for Rethinking Community Grants:

All proposals should incorporate the goals of Rethinking Community:

  • Engage visiting experts and WFU campus (faculty, staff, students, alumni) in imagining new or revised ways of understanding—and acting in—community.
  • Strengthen ability of attendees (and WFU community generally) to connect across difference in a constantly changing world.
  • Help WFU better foster a diverse, engaged constituency devoted to engaging societal issues locally, nationally, and globally.

Guidelines for Rethinking Community Grants:

  • Applicants must be Wake Forest University students, staff or faculty.
  • Proposals are due by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, April 3rd. Potential opportunities for future proposals will be communicated at a later time.
  • Submitted proposals will be reviewed by in April. Grant recipients will be notified in May.
  • The funding range for grants is $250-$2000. Some proposals will be funded in full, others in part.
  • Proposals may call for symposia, multi-day conferences, speakers, performers, artists, etc.
  • Proposals may request funding for equipment, marketing, venues, transportation and other materials or fees etc.
  • The funding range does not include an outside-speaker honorarium. If your proposal involves one, please make a note in your application for review.
  • Students may apply individually or as leaders of student organizations.
  • Faculty and staff may apply individually or on behalf of a department, center, institute, program, etc.
  • Preference in grants will be shown to unique proposals that achieve the goals of Rethinking Community and are open to all members of the Wake Forest community.
  • Proposals may focus on creative projects and multimedia campaigns that achieve our Rethinking Community goals.

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  • Financial Information: (Please provide the requested amount of funding for the proposal and an explanation. All requests should be between $250-$2,000.)

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