|September 16, 2019:||NIFI will begin accepting applications for the Taylor Willingham Legacy Fund|
|November 29, 2019:||Deadline for applications|
|January 10, 2020:||Applicants will be notified of the selection committee’s decision|
|Grant Period:||January 10, 2020 – December 31, 2020|
|Note:||This grant is not open to organizations. The annual award will be granted to an individual.|
The application must be submitted electronically to Darla Minnich at firstname.lastname@example.org
About the Grant
Grants are provided to individuals to enable them to develop an understanding of deliberative democracy and launch one or more deliberative dialogues in their communities and organizations in order to advance NIFI’s overall mission, which is to promote public deliberation about national issues and to coordinate the activities of the National Issues Forums network. Grants will be awarded and the Fund will be administered in accordance with the Grant guidelines which precede this application.
Taylor L. Willingham (1957-2011) was a pioneer in the public engagement field, and in National Issues Forums (NIF) work, including her service as a National Issues Forums Institute (NIFI) director. During her career Taylor designed, organized, and led numerous public engagement projects; taught university courses online; founded Texas Forums, along with her work with the LBJ Presidential Library; worked in the adult literacy field, and with the American Library Association; and wrote about public engagement, just to name a few of her many accomplishments.