Solidarity funds are provided to BIPOC students at the Faculty of Education on an ongoing basis until the overall funding is no longer available for the academic year. The purpose of the fund is to provide students with the support to undertake a project that relates to our mandate of racial justice and its intersections. Projects can include but are not limited to the following: creating a zine, developing a chapbook, and running a session/workshop. Through these projects, our aim is to put forth content and material that supports alternative education, public pedagogy, and radical perspectives.
Generally, the funding is provided in the form of an honorarium for the project. However, given that we are a volunteer-run collective with a smaller-scale budget, we prioritize funding for students who are working on an independent project or working with a collective/group that does not have access to any other source of funding. For the moment, we can provide a maximum of $200 per project, with the hope of supporting at least five projects in an academic year.
Before submitting the application, please also consider the following:
Be a graduate student within the Faculty of Education at the University of Ottawa
Be a project that relates to the EGSC’s mandate and promotes racial justice
Must be a project independent from faculty (i.e., be independent and student-run)
Openness to including project on the EGSC website and promoted via social media to increase its accessibility and reach
Not be related to thesis (it can be a project that emerges from your research, but we cannot allocate funds for any individual thesis work at the moment)
Time to process the honorarium can be anywhere from 2 to 4 months since we have to submit the reimbursement through the uOttawa finance department