Activist in Residence / Visiting Social Activist

Website CEWatUM Center for the Education of Women+ (CEW+)

Potential made possible.

Are you an activist looking for support to develop a project focused on gender equity? We want to hear from you! Apply to be the next Twink Frey Visiting Social Activist (TFVSA) by March 15, 2023. The TFVSA program gives the selected TFVSA time for reflection, research, planning, and writing related to their area of activism. The selected activist will receive a $10,000 stipend and can reside on location for up to one month, or visit and work remotely. Applications close March 15th.

Interested activists must:

  • Develop a project proposal relevant to their work. Examples include a report, plan of action, communication strategy, training tool, or another item. Applicants must outline a plan for working on the project during their residency and describe how insights gained from the engagement will be integrated into the activist’s future work.
  • Applicants should be able to suggest ways to disseminate their completed project deliverables in order to advance the work of other activists. Ideas with the potential to have a regional or national impact and/or to be replicable by other activists are encouraged. The deliverable will later be shared on CEW+’s website.
  • Commit to spending four weeks dedicated to their residency during the winter academic semester, understanding that meetings and interactions can take place virtually but will happen during EST business hours.
  • During residency, engage virtually or in-person with university constituents including researchers, courses, community members, and/or students.
    Present at the annual CEW+ Advocacy Symposium the fall directly after their TFVSA residency. Presentations should: make accessible to a wide audience the importance of the work completed during their TFVSA residency; showcase their project; provide action steps and tools for how audience members (faculty, staff, students, and the broader community members) can implement change in their scope of influence.