Call for Proposals

Fall 2023 Call For Project Proposals: Due November 1, 2023

The Ortiz Center for Intercultural Studies invites applications from UNM faculty and students for funding to support collaborative initiatives in the arts, humanities and social sciences that bridge academia and the wider community. Proposals may include but are not limited to lectures, museum exhibits, creative works, workshops, conferences, and research and creative projects that focus on material culture and oral history, environment and climate change, education, language use and reclamation, food, health, or any other topic of interest to participating communities. We support fully-developed collaborative projects, with budgets up to $10,000. We also provide seed funds to develop longer-term and/or larger-scale collaborative projects with budgets up to $3,000. Graduate Students are eligible to apply for the small grants.

TO APPLY: Please see the proposal guidelines and the application form here. We encourage potential applicants to contact the Director of the Ortiz Center before submitting their request at Applications for the fall are due November 1, 2023.  

Interdisciplinary and Community Collaboration

The Ortiz Center seeks to coalesce themes identified in research by creating public spaces for anthropology and related spheres of a humanities emerging in contemporary contexts. Key to this process is engagement at the University of New Mexico beyond the traditional routes in academia by employing public anthropology to interconnect themes to the idea of community and humankind. Ortiz Center activities serve as an organic nexus for starting conversations and extending dialogue towards unforeseen possibilities and opportunities.