Discourse Awards

The Institute supports events that facilitate public discussion on policy issues or the policy implications of university research.

We seek to facilitate dialogue that educates individuals or groups about policy issues, or provides opportunities for individuals or groups to engage each other in dialogue regarding policy issues. Examples of eligible Discourse Award events are:

  1. Public forums
  2. Dialogues
  3. Town hall meetings
  4. Small conferences
  5. Workshops

These events may be open to the public or target a specific group such as policy advocates, residents of a specific neighborhood, or a sub-population such as youth or seniors. Our Discourse Award amounts are set at a maximum of $4,000. UIC faculty and research staff of UIC research centers, institutes, and programs are eligible to apply.

The Discourse Awards are contingent on state funding and availability each fiscal year.



Application instructions

The application is a fillable PDF. In order to ensure your application’s full completion, please follow these steps:

  1. Download the application to your desktop
  2. Save it and rename it “IPCE_Discourse_Award_Application_[YOUR LAST NAME]”
  3. Fill out the PDF
  4. Print and scan the PDF with necessary signatures
  5. Send the complete application as well as the required supplementary materials to ipce.discourse@gmail.com

The application period for fiscal year 2019-2020 has closed. Stay connected to IPCE on social channels and on our website for the announcement of the 2020-2021 Discourse Awards cycle.

For more information, please contact Norma Ramos