Thursday, November 9, 2017

More on UC free speech center

The new UC free speech center in Washington, DC seems to be rolling along and is taking applications to become a $20,000 "fellow." We have posted about the creation of the center by the UC prez on this blog previously.* From the center website:

Fellows will support the Center’s work by:

Developing a project or conducting research on a topic relevant to First Amendment and civic engagement issues with an aim toward producing a deliverable that will help advance the cause of freedom of expression. The outcome of the project can take on many different forms, including a published paper, toolkit for campus administrators, an app for students to download, or other deliverable(s). We encourage creativity in thinking about how to translate your research into action.

  • Interacting with current UC students through engagement with the UC Washington Center, as well as a week in residence on a UC campus. The Center will work with each fellow to develop these activities as appropriate for each fellow’s schedule.
  • Presenting his or her work at the Center’s inaugural conference on free speech and civic engagement held in 2018.
The Center will support the Fellows by:
  • Providing a stipend of $20,000 for a yearlong project or research effort aimed at influencing the national debate on free speech and civic engagement.
  • Sponsoring opportunities for the Fellow to engage with current students though lectures, small group seminars and other opportunities at both the Center in Washington, D.C., and on UC campuses.
  • Facilitating access to UC’s accomplished faculty and staff to further the Fellow’s work.

Application at
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