1/12/2011: Any bets on how long before this discriminatory RFP from UO’s Center for the Study of Women in Society is retracted?
Date: January 12, 2011 7:20:20 PM PST
Subject: codaclists: CSWS Laurel Award DL 1/18/2011
Reply-To: [email protected]
CSWS Laurel Award info for graduate students of color ….
Here is the website page – you can download the grant form from there. http://csws.uoregon.edu/?page_id=103  (click on graduate student grants tab) or access it from this email, below.
CSWS LAUREL RESEARCH AWARD
Available to UO graduate students in the beginning stages of their degree work. The student must be nominated by his or her mentoring faculty member for this award which supports research on women and gender. The recipient will be awarded $2,250 and receive tuition remission for one term in cases where appropriate. An additional $250 can be awarded to a faculty member for expenses directly related to mentoring or collaborative research with the student. To qualify, applicants must be either a currently registered UO international graduate student or a currently registered UO graduate student from an ethnic minority community as defined by the UO Campus Diversity Plan
[e.g. African-American, Latino(a)/Chicano(a), Native American, Asian American or Pacific Islander who is a U.S. citizen or permanent resident]. Download the PDF application form and directions.  Or download the MS Word application form and directions .
1/13/2011 Update: Not long. As of this morning – 12 hours after someone pointed out that racial tests are discriminatory and illegal, the text on their web page (click on graduate students) now reads:
CSWS Laurel Research Award
Available to UO graduate students in the beginning stages of their degree work. More specifics to follow.
I’m still waiting for a retraction and a new race neutral RFP. Their original is archived here. Past awardees are here. And a visitor notes they haven’t changed the applications in the links yet.
Next up, the similarly discriminatory and illegal restrictions in UO’s $90,000 per hire “Under-represented Minority Recruitment Plan”:
The determination that a candidate falls within an under-represented group requires that two specific criteria be met:
- Self identification as a member of one of the following federally defined underrepresented protected classes: American Indian or Alaskan Native, Asian, Black or African American, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, Hispanic or Latino. While a department may not presume of a candidate his or her possible membership in one of the federally defined classes, a newly hired faculty member who has not otherwise done so may self-declare their status at any time and, as a result, the department may prepare and submit a plan up to one year after initial appointment.
- Determination of under-representation status through examination of available data for tenure-related faculty within relevant units. This determination will be completed by the Office of the Provost and Senior Vice President with support by the Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity and the Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity.