Want to support free speech on your campus?

College faculty have a key role to play in ensuring that free speech and academic freedom are protected at their institutions. FIRE can help you get involved and connect you with like-minded free speech advocates.

FIRE Faculty Network

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FIRE launches Free Inquiry Grant Program

FIRE’s Free Inquiry Grant program will support research that advances our understanding of free speech and academic freedom with a maximum grant size of $50,000.

Free Speech Grants

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Leverage FIRE resources and tools for your classroom

FIRE’s numerous publications, reports, and data collections are great resources for faculty conducting teaching or research on free expression, or who are simply interested in learning about the issues.

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“I’m a professor of chemistry. How am I supposed to incorporate DEI into my classroom instruction? What’s the ‘anti-racist’ perspective on the atomic mass of boron?" — Reedley College Professor Bill Blanken

FIRE Has Your Back

Faculty Story

FIRE filed a lawsuit on behalf of six California community college professors to halt new, systemwide regulations forcing professors to espouse and teach politicized conceptions of “diversity, equity, and inclusion.”

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Speech Policies That Work

For students, faculty, administrators, alumni, and others who strive to improve their college's policies regulating student expression — look no further than FIRE’s model speech policies.

Model Speech Policies