The Importance of Funding Communities Directly

Date: 
Wednesday, March 9, 2022
Resource Type:
Research Brief | Research | Research Products
Environment Type: 
Public Programs, Citizen Science Programs
Audience: 
Youth/Teen (up to 17) | Families | Administration/Leadership/Policymakers | General Public | Museum/ISE Professionals | Scientists | Evaluators
Discipline: 
General STEM
Access and Inclusion: 
Ethnic/Racial
Organization:
Cornell University, Metro Atlanta Urban Farm, WorldBeat Cultural Center, Camp Compass Academy, Comunidades Latinas Unidas en Servicio
Description: 

The ICBOs (Independent Community-based Organizations), a group of fifteen community representatives from communities historically excluded from the sciences, share results from eight years of community-led de-colonial participatory action research. We wrote this white paper to share our findings and recommendations with funders like the National Science Foundation. These findings, recently published in BioScience (https://doi.org/10.1093/biosci/biac001), along with preliminary results from our current research, and our lived experiences point towards a critical need to change the existing status quo. The paper provides specific recommendations on how funders can take the lead in creating access, promoting more equitable processes, and providing direct funding to communities historically excluded from the sciences.

Funder(s): 
NSF
Funding Program: 
Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL)
Award Number: 
1811234
Funder(s): 
NSF
Funding Program: 
Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL)
Award Number: 
1422022

Team Members

Karen PurcellKaren PurcellPrincipal Investigator
Bobby WilsonBobby WilsonCo-Principal Investigator
Makeda CheatomMakeda CheatomCo-Principal Investigator
John AnnoniJohn AnnoniCo-Principal Investigator
Tanya SchuhTanya SchuhCo-Principal Investigator

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