HxA’s first ever grant program – the HxCommunities Flexible Funding Opportunity – launched just one year ago, in January 2021. Over the last thirteen months, we have enjoyed reading our members’ proposals and learning about the great work they are doing in their classrooms and on their campuses to champion open inquiry, viewpoint diversity, and constructive disagreement.
So far, we have awarded approximately $315,000 in grants to support a variety of events, research projects, and other initiatives. It has been an honor to support our members’ efforts in this way.
Our fourth round of grant recipients illuminates the wide variety within HxA’s membership, which includes individuals working in a number of different fields in 65 countries around the world. In this round, we have scholars in Scotland utilizing the Campus Expression Survey to assess the climate in their field of social work; a psychologist in British Columbia, Canada showcasing diverse perspectives through a new speaker series; a group of classicists working to build their community; and an administrator collaborating with individuals across campus to build bridges and promote free speech rights and responsibilities. Additionally, we are pleased to share an exciting update from a grantee announced last year about a project in Quebec, Canada.
The Heterodox Communities (HxCommunities) and the FFO grants are two HxA member benefits that facilitate connection and collaboration between members as they seek to promote open inquiry, viewpoint diversity, and constructive disagreement. These benefits offer opportunities to find support and community, share resources, and address challenges around these principles.
Read about these projects below and – if HxA can help with efforts taking place in your classroom or institution – please consider applying for your own FFO grant. Funding is still available to support activities taking place before July 15, 2022.