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Contemplative Social Justice Scholars Program

Thank you for your interest in this program.
We are no longer accepting applications; the application period closed on July 31, 2018.

Through August 17, 2018, CMind accepted applications from graduate students and junior faculty* to become Contemplative Social Justice Scholars. The purpose of this program is to provide financial support to emerging scholars in this field to attend the 10th Annual ACMHE Conference at UMass Amherst:  “Imagining Humane Institutions: Connection, Social Action and Scholarship Rooted in Contemplative Practices.”

Awardees will receive free conference and pre-conference registration, plus $1,250 to cover travel, lodging, and meals**. Awards are conditional upon conference attendance.

* More on eligibility: Graduate students must be currently enrolled and working towards their degree. Junior faculty are beginning their academic appointment, including part time and adjunct faculty. It’s our intention that these scholarships will support early-career, nontenured faculty (or researchers, or equivalent): those who, as of October 2018, are within the first three years of a primary academic position (not beyond the assistant professor level). If your situation does not fit cleanly into this category, please describe it in your application.

** Arrangements for travel, lodging, and meals are the responsibility of the awardee.

How to Apply

The application period is now closed. Thank you for your interest in this program!

For Recipients: Required Deliverables After the Conference

As emerging scholars, your perspective is especially important to the development of this field. Our goals for these reports are to learn about your experience with the conference, and how it may inform the way we conduct future initiatives focused on the relationship between contemplative practices and social justice work. In your report, please respond to the following:
  1. Please share specific experiences from the conference which strengthened your understanding of the relationship between contemplative practices and social justice work.
  2. What challenges and opportunities do you face in the work of contemplative social justice?  How do you work with those challenges and opportunities?
  3. How can we at CMind, in our future initiatives such as ACMHE conferences, do a better job of looking at the relationship between contemplative practices and social justice?
  4. Please add anything else you’d like to share about your experience.
There is no expected length or word count for your report, although we would like you respond to these questions in as much detail as possible.

Above: the 2017 Contemplative Practice Social Justice Scholars

Made possible with support from Fetzer Institute

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