Awards Overview

The Alfonso Ortiz Center for Intercultural Studies provides awards in support for projects that align with the mission and goals of the center.

The Center supports multiple and varied programs that bridge the worlds of academia and the wider community. These interdisciplinary programs include sponsorship of public lectures, museum programs for the public, and community exchange through workshops, projects, and collaborations.

Who should apply? 

We encourage UNM faculty, graduate students and staff to submit award requests for projects that create opportunities for collaboration and dialogue between the university and the wider community. 

What types of projects are eligible? 

The center funds projects in one or multiple categories described below. 

Education: This category supports the costs of educational activities related to the project, such as public lectures, classroom instructional materials, project-related publications, and audio visual components. Funds in this category can be used to support speakers, films and videos, and brochures or hand-outs.

Public Outreach: This category supports activities and materials relating to outreach and communication with collaborating partners, such as community representatives or organizations. It also includes support for project promotion through press kits, media contacts, and website information. Limited non-food costs for receptions may also be included.

Exhibit Support: This category includes support for the planning and implementation of exhibits, including funds for guest curators, community collaborators, and consultants, in addition to the typical costs of exhibit production and installation.

How much funding is available?

The amount of funding for awards varies according to the Center's annual budget allocation. 

How long is the application process?

Applications are accepted in the Fall semester. 

Information Session for New Applicants

Potential applicants are encouraged to attend an information session for new applicants. If unable to attend an information session we encourage requesting a consultation in advance with the Ortiz Center Director to discuss your project.

Register for the next information session by completing this registration form (registration will open soon). 

Award Request Form 

Forms and documents

An Award Request Form with budget detail is required for each submission.

The Ortiz Center provides funding on a year to year basis. A new Award Request Form must be submitted each year to extend or supplement funding for an existing project. Project extension requests also require a report of activities completed on the project to date.

Project funding guidelines are available here. (coming soon)

Project funding request forms are available here. (coming soon)

Expectations for Acknowledgement

If you are approved for funding for your project, you must acknowledge the contribution of the center using the full name: Alfonso Ortiz Center for Intercultural Studies and include the Ortiz logo on publicity materials and printed matter such as brochures and exhibition labels. 

Submit Your Final Report

If you are approved for funding, you must provide a report on the project by the end of the year funded, or on the completion of the project, whichever comes first. (Multi-year projects must submit progress reports at the end of each year of funding and a final report upon completion of the project.)

Complete your final report here. (link currently not active).