We’d like to encourage all NCDD members to consider applying for a grant from — or donating to — the Taylor L. Willingham Legacy Fund. You can find out more about Taylor, her work in deliberation, and her legacy here. The original NIFI announcement can be found by clicking here.
Applications are now being accepted for grants from the National Issues Forums Institute (NIFI) to enable individuals to develop an understanding of deliberative democracy and to launch one or more deliberative forums in their communities or organizations. Grants are expected to be in the range of $500-$1,000.
Applications should consist of:
- A completed application form — click on the download link above for a copy;
- A resume describing your experience and education;
- A cover letter that explains why you are interested in becoming involved in the deliberative democracy movement and what specific course of action you propose to become familiar with this work and how and where you would implement forums; and
- A budget indicating how the grant would be spent.
Applications are welcomed from any U.S. resident, with special consideration given to residents of Texas. The application should be received on or by November 15, 2013. Applications may be either faxed to Bill Muse at 937-428-5353, e-mailed to [email protected], or mailed to:
National Issues Forums Institute
100 Commons Road
Dayton, Ohio 45459
Grants will be made by January 15, 2014 and will be for use during 2014. A report on activities will be required on or before November 30, 2014. You can find the application here.
Click here for more information about Taylor L. Willingham and her work.
Donations to the fund are welcome and can be made securely online. All donated money will go toward grant awards.