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Intersectional Student Projects

Deadline February 15, 2022

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Alliance is a new collaborative entity formed through the relationships among the Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History, the American Indian Center, the Carolina Latinx Center, and the Asian American Center at UNC.   

Alliance is calling for grant proposals for Intersectional Student Projects (ISP). This grant is made possible by a generous gift from an anonymous donor for the purpose of fostering deeper relationships between the four academic and community engagement centers. Each grant will suport a project that addresses themes and critical issues resulting in campus community engagement in innovative ways. Alliance encourages the submission of any project that provides for an intellectually stimulating and critical experience for students in the interest of the entire campus, especially projects that recognize, articulate, and materially respond to the many disparities that continue to permeate social structures. 

We hope this will promote collaborative projects that address the challenges faced by communities of color, including intersectional dimensions of identity. The broader objective is to support the deeper meanings of community, belonging, and solidarity around common concerns or issues, broadly imagined.   

We hope this call for proposals will do the following:  

  1. Form collaborations and relationships between students, staff, faculty, and the local community  
  2. Generate critically constructed, detailed projects that seek to build solidarity 
  3. Provide an opportunity to consider the role of UNC as a public institution in engaging with its community, both local and global 

By offering grants of up to $5000 (though we anticipate most grants will be for less), Alliance will provide an incentive to invest in the development of projects across communities of color. Projects could be, for example, events, publications, screenings, service partnership, etc. In the spirit of promoting collaboration across communities, applicants are encouraged to discuss their proposal with representatives from two of the centers. Funds must be spent during the 2022 spring or fall semesters.  

Grants will be awarded to projects that demonstrate an intentional collaborative spirit, reflect interdisciplinarity, have a detailed proposal with an estimated cost outline, and clearly articulate the projected impact.  

Please submit an abstract (500-2000 words) outlining the project; in your project outline, please include the following:  

  • Audience, context, and purpose for the project 
  • A proposed date for implementation  
  • A line-item budget 
  • Additional sources of funding you have received or are applying for  
  • Additional campus individuals, organizations, or community partners who have specifically agreed to collaborate on this project 

Please also attach the CV/resume of main student project leaders 

Please note that funding is not available for conference attendance.  

Criteria for evaluation: 

  • Soundness and feasibility of the project 
  • Research design  
  • Budget 
  • Significance of the project’s potential contribution and impact 
  • Level of collaboration between centers, student organizations, departments, programs and/or areas of study

Submit applications via this form until 11:59pm EST on February 18, 2022. 


Questions about submission may be addressed to

Questions about the projects may be addressed to the following representatives:

AAC – Krupal Amin,

Stone Center – Sheriff Drammeh,

CLC – Josmell Perez, 

AIC – Jillian Ransom –


Representatives will also be available on the following days via Zoom to answer questions:  

Open Workshop 1: Tuesday, Jan. 25th 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  Zoom link

Open Workshop 2: Tuesday, Feb. 8th 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.  Zoom link

Open Workshop 3: Wednesday, Feb. 9th 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.  Zoom link