Through the Science&Society@UCI program, the Newkirk Center supports activities which study the systems of translation and utilization of information from the academic environment to the forum of public opinion and policy making; that is, to study the relationship between science and action.
CALL FOR PROPOSALS
The Newkirk Center for Science and Society is now accepting proposals from UCI faculty from all disciplines for research projects that study the systems of translation and utilization of information from the academic environment to the forum of public opinion and policy making; that is, to study the relationship between science and action.
Proposals may request up to $15,000 in support. Funds may be used for research support, including equipment, supplies, payment of subjects, travel, salary for staff and students or faculty summer salary. Funds will be available March 1, 2021 and must be expended by February 28, 2022.
- Be no more than three pages in length
- Attach a simple budget and budget justification
- Attach faculty member(s) cv or biosketch
Award funds will be transferred to the faculty member's department, which will be responsible for administration of the funds. Award recipients must provide a written report by April 1, 2022, including an updated report on how funds were spent. Recipients may also be asked to give a lecture or workshop on their project.
Proposals should be submitted by e-mail to the Newkirk Center, email@example.com no later than January 1, 2021.
In 2017-19, Science&Society@UCI provided seeds grants for the following projects:
Elizabeth Loftus, Department of Psychology and Social Behavior,
Department of Criminology, Law and Society, School of Law
"Translating Eyewitness Science to Public Policy: Evaluating the Use of Evidence Based Reforms in Police Stations and the Courts"
Presentation: November 12, 2019 with Views by Two at Room 1517 Social and Behavioral Sciences Gateway
Kristin Peterson, Anthropology
Viral & Terrorist Resilience: An Analysis of Polio Eradication in Nigeria
Presentation: Winter Quarter 2020
Kim Fortun, Anthropology
From Disaster Research to Public and Policy Engagement
Presentation: October 19, 2018
In 2019-2020, Science&Society@UCI supported fellowships to three graduate students:
Gray Abarca, Anthropology
Experts of health equity: Community health worker narratives of empowerment, inclusion and well-being in a Latino city
Michael Mahoney, English
Crisis Tendencies: Contemporary Fiction and the Political Economy of Mental Health After 1980
Nicole Stivers, Environmental Health
Intersectional investigation of NIHs policy on sex as a biological variable (SABV)