Call for Proposals for 2018-2019 CMMI Fellows Program February 2018
Presented by the CMM Institute for Personal and Social Evolution (CMMI)in Partnership with Columbia University
Intention: We are seeking innovative proposals for projects that “take a communication perspective” on one or more of the social issues facing our increasingly complex social worlds. This year we are looking for proposals that draw on CMM theory and practice explicitly to show or create the potential for “making better social worlds” in a way that addresses patterns of inequality, and that fosters inclusion.
We are particularly interested in proposals that address one or more of these topics:
Transcending polarized narratives
Renewing human connections and bringing together people in community
Fostering shared curiosity and understanding at the workplace
Please be specific about:
How you will be applying CMM tools and practices in your paper or project
How you will use the support from CMMI to further your work
Recognition: If your proposal is accepted, you will be invited to attend and present your work at the 2018 CMM Learning Exchange in Oracle, Arizona, October 27-28, 2018. The partnering institutions may feature your projects and papers on their respective websites and/or publications. Additionally, Fellows may also be invited to engage in a peer coaching program during their Fellowship year. This may include periodic online or phone conversations with CMM Institute Board Members, past and current CMMI Fellows, and collaborative connections with others in the extended CMM “family” with related interests. Important Dates:
Applications are due by March 15, 2018 by 2400 (midnight) Eastern Standard Time
Notifications of acceptance can be expected by the second week of April.
Fellows will be expected to make a presentation of their work at the CMM Learning Exchange in Oracle, Arizona, October 27-28 2018
We invite you to join our previous year CMMI Fellows:
2011: Jeff Leineweaver, Romi Goldsmith Boucher, John Carr, Susan Jacobson, Charles E. Morris III – 2012: Kazuma Matoba, Barton Buechner – 2013: Sergej Van Middendorp, Erin Dolan, Caly Meyers – 2015: Jami Blythe, Paul Chappell, Darrin Murray, Erika Jacobi, Venera Kusari, Jonathan Shailor – 2016: Ann Ritter, Judith Enrique Gibson, Versha Anderson – 2017: Tracey Johnson, Peter Robinson, Don Waisenen View their projects and papers on the CMM Institute Website: http://www.cmminstitute.net/fellows-program
CMMI Fellows Application Process:
Applications should be submitted using the 2018-19 “Letter of Intent” (LOI) format, as appended to this email for easy reference. (We also expect a downloadable format of the LOI to be added to the CMMI Website in the Fellows section.) Complete the form, attach supporting documents, and email the completed application package to either Bart or Ilene (at email addresses shown above) not later than March 15th:
Representatives from the sponsoring institutions will conduct a blind review of applications received and make recommendations. The CMM Institute Board will make the final selection of the Fellows in mid-April.
More About CMM:
The communication perspective is essentially about focus on how we make our social worlds together in communication. There are stories we tell about the pressing social issues we face, and the others who are involved in them, that can become embodied in ourselves and in our social institutions. The way we look at this communication, and what we are making together in our patterns of communication, may help us to consider better ways of being, and of being together.
The Coordinated Management of Meaning (CMM) offers a body of practical theory and a palette of conceptual and practical models and tools that allow us to see how our social worlds and identities are made in patterns of communication, and visualize other possibilities for constructing better social worlds. Learn more about CMM theory and resources at: http://www.cmminstitute.net/about/about-cmm
The CMM Institute offers a range of learning resources to engage with CMM and a community of scholars and practitioners who use it. For more information about the CMM Institute, contact Kim Pearce at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2018-19 CMM Institute Fellows Program LETTER OF INTENT
Please cut and paste this format into your word processing program. It will serve as cover letter to accompany your proposal:
City / State / Zip Code
E-Mail Address Preferred method of contact:
Faculty Advisor (if applicable)
How did you hear about the Fellows Program?
Participation in the Fellows Program is formalized by submitting the above Letter of Intent (LOI) to the CMM Institute, along with a 3-page single spaced description of the proposed project, in MS WORD or similar word processing program, following this format.
CMMI Fellows Proposal Format
Please include in your description the following:
1.Your rationale for this project
2.Methodology (or combination of methods) to be used,
3.Anticipated outcomes, and
4.Anything else you would like the selection committee to know about the project and its impact.
IMPORTANT: Please do not include your name or affiliation on the proposal document, as there will be a blind review process of all applications.