The Council for Programs in Technical and Scientific Communication (CPTSC) invites research to promote anti-racist programs and pedagogies in technical, professional and scientific communication. Late summer is always a busy time, but this year is particularly difficult with last-minute changes to teaching modes, changing institutional protocols for research, xenophobic policies for online education, and continued violence against BIPOC. In recognition of this particularly stressful time, we have extended the due date for proposals for the 2020 CPTSC Research Grants to Promote Anti-Racist Programs and Pedagogies to October 31, 2020.
We announced these grants in the wake of the deaths of Ahmaud Arbery, George Floyd, Tony McDade, and Breonna Taylor. Those names were added to a list that included Sandra Bland, Michael Brown, Philando Castile, Freddie Gray, Trayvon Martin, and Tamir Rice. Since this CFP went out earlier this summer, Rayshard Brooks and Julian Lewis have joined this list of Black people who have lost their lives to police violence or vigilantism in a culture of white supremacy. This list is sadly incomplete.
In this context, CPTSC hopes this grant program will help support the urgent work of building anti-racist pedagogies and programs. Proposals are due on October 31, 2020, and a minimum of one grant for up to $2000 will be awarded. The full call is linked below:
Stacey Pigg and Joanna Schreiber
CPTSC Grants Committee Co-Chairs