Interdisciplinary Working Groups: IRLE just issued a call for proposals (see below) but know also that the Popcenter will similarly fund events with this purpose.
IRLE (Institute for Research on Labor and Employment) is accepting funding proposals from faculty, students, and campus researchers for interdisciplinary working groups to explore themes relating to labor and employment in 2017-18. The goal of this program is to foster scholarly dialogue across departments, promote collaborative research projects, and build a foundation for interdisciplinary conversations on important themes relating to labor and working life. Awards range from $500 – $1,000 for the academic year. Funds may be used for materials, meeting expenses, conference hosting, honoraria for speakers, and other research and education expenses. IRLE will also provide the following in-kind support to groups:
· Space (three meeting rooms, informal gathering space, and work spaces)
· Event support (publicity, logistics, planning)
· Grant application support
Our goal is to help sustain working groups for multiple years and support pursuit of additional funding for collaborative research and educational activities. Upon completion of an annual report detailing their first year, groups are eligible to apply for a second year of increased funding in 2018-19.