GDAA - Christopher C. Gibbs College of Architecture

GDAA

GIBBS DESIGN ACTIVISM AWARDS

GRANTS FOR STUDENT PROJECTS

CALL FOR PROPOSALS

The Gibbs Design Activism Awards (GDAA) is a grant initiative that supports student-led, design and research projects that critically engage topics of community, social, and economic concern within the built environment—at Gibbs College, on the OU Campus, and across Oklahoma.

Projects can address questions of contentious politics and competing identities, such as religion and ideology, disability, and Tribal histories. Topics might include but are not  limited to, environmental and restorative justice, health and medical disparities, housing and open space, transportation, food ways and security, technology, education, etc.

Projects can analyze, build, catalog, collaborate, (co)create, design, digitize, investigate, map, represent, uncover, and so on.

Awards range from $1,500-$8,000. Number of awarded projects depends on applications. Applicants may apply for awards up to $8,000.  

The GDAA supports proposals in three categories:

Community Connections: Proposals that create partnerships with new and existing community organizations and local not-for-profit groups in Oklahoma to create new programs that advance aims of partners and integrate them into Gibbs College.

Special Events & Exhibits: Proposals for the creation of exhibits of research and other work within Gould Hall that stage events, installations, workshops, develop dialogue within the community, host lectures, and so forth, addressing the issues elaborated above.

Curricular Interventions: Proposals that reimagine the way we learn environmental design, from interventions in curriculum content to modes of teaching and learning to the design of spaces of instruction

WHO IS ELIGIBLE

  • 3rd and 4th-year students in 5-year UG programs
  • 3rd-year students in 4-year UG programs
  • All graduate students, except those in their final year  (selected projects will commence Fall 2024)
  • Individual and team proposals are welcome 

HOW TO APPLY

The online application will ask for the following information:

  • Project Title
  • Applicant Contact Information
  • Faculty Sponsor Information
  • Project Description (500 word max)
  • Description of how the project engages with or highlights social groups that have been marginalized, and recognized the histories and structures that maintain inequity. (250 word max)
  • Personal Qualifications (500 word max)
  • Project Schedule (250 word max)
  • Project Budget (250 word max)
  • Project abstract, summarizing project objectives, methods, and final product (150 words max)
  • An abstract is a short summary of the gist or essence of your proposed project.

WHEN TO APPLY

Application is due by Friday, April 12, 2024.

GRANT WRITING TUTORIALS

Workshop 1:Thursday, March 28, 2024, 12:00 PM Central Time

Zoom

Meeting ID: 937 1666 0388

Passcode: 13443914

Workshop 2: Apr 1, 2024 12:00 PM Central TimeMonday, April 1, 2024, 12:00 PM Central Time

Zoom

Meeting ID: 919 3860 5493

Passcode: 74238769

Recorded Grant Writing Zoom Sessions

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