Up to Us Voting Modules Fellowship Award – Deadline Extended to Sep 7

Posted by Project Pericles on July 27, 2021

***Applications will be accepted until Tuesday, September 7th. Applications (a two-three paragraph proposal) will be reviewed and awarded on a rolling basis, so faculty are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Faculty from a higher education institution of any discipline are welcome to apply***

Project Pericles, in collaboration with Up to Us, invite faculty to apply for an Up to Us Voting Modules Fellowship Award. This program supports faculty with a $500 award as they empower students to 1) explore solutions to pressing issues (affordable healthcare, climate change, racial equity, student debt) to help ensure their futures are economically and socially secure and 2) gain skills to become life-long fiscal thinkers and civic leaders. Faculty from a higher education institution of any discipline are welcome to apply.

The full RFP is available here.

Fellowship highlights include:

  • A $500 award to support the faculty fellow’s work.
  • Facilitate a deliberative dialogue discussion into a Fall 2021 and/or Spring 2022 class about one or more pressing civic and fiscal issues including:
    • Youth and Economic Opportunity: What should we do for future generations to thrive?
    • Funding a Climate Friendly Future
    • Student Loan Forgiveness
    • The National Debt, Inflation, and Stimulus
    • Rising Healthcare Costs

Detailed topic descriptions are provided on the RFP. Faculty are encouraged to interpret/build upon the topics to structure a discussion that best fits the needs of their class.

  • Deepen student engagement with a complementary activity that relates to the deliberative dialogue topic and voting for elected officials that make decisions about the topic.
  • Engage in professional development through online convenings and peer mentorship that bring together other Up to Us Voting Modules Fellows.

The priority deadline is Friday, August 13. Applications submitted afterwards will be considered on a rolling basis, subject to availability. Applications are a short two-three paragraph proposal and should be submitted to Arielle del Rosario (arielle@projectpericles.org).

Background on the Up to Us Voting Modules Fellowship Program: A most important concern facing society, and particularly college students is: How do we ensure young people can be economically and socially secure? Up to Us Voting Modules Fellows connect course content with a discussion exploring strategies to ensure future generations can thrive—addressing racial inequity, expanding access to all aspects of education, switching to renewable energy, increasing minimum wage, addressing the national debt, and rethinking the healthcare system, among others. The Up to Us Voting Modules Fellowship Program builds on the successes of the Periclean Voting Modules, a set of resources to incorporate nonpartisan voter education into the curriculum.  The curricular modules are designed to cover three main areas: 1) deliberative dialogue discussion sections, 2) why voting matters, and 3) an overview of the registration and voting process. The goal of the deliberative dialogue discussion is to empower students to see the connections between the issues that affect them, their elected officials, and the impact of voting.

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