GIBBS DESIGN ACTIVISM AWARDS
OFFER GRANTS FOR STUDENT PROJECTS
CALL FOR PROPOSALS
The Gibbs Design Activism Awards (GDAA) is a new 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. The GDAA is consistent with the university’s Lead On Plan to advance principles of equity, diversity, and belonging specifically articulated in Pillars 4 and 5.
Projects can address economic, social, cultural and public health challenges and problems which manifest in physical space and the built environment. Proposals that address underrepresented and underserved groups and communities in the design fields are especially welcome.
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 2022)
- Individual and team proposals are welcome
HOW TO APPLY
Application will be available in the spring.
Proposals need to list a Gibbs College faculty sponsor.
WHEN TO APPLY
Information workshops will be held in early 2023. Check here for updates.