Inclusive Community Grants

Inclusive Community Grants are meant to support the college’s efforts to build relationships across difference as we seek to promote a diverse and inclusive campus environment.

Inclusive community grants are open to all faculty, staff and students and will provide $250 to $2,500 in funding for a special project during the 2021-22 academic year. These projects should address a campus climate concern and promote dialogue among members of the campus community on topics such as race, socioeconomic status, age, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, disability, to name a few.

Teams of faculty, staff and students representing various departments or organizations on campus are encouraged to work in partnership with one another to design a project that considers those topics. Multiple projects may be chosen for funding and proposals must be submitted by October 29, 2021.

Current Grant Projects

DART Team focus groups with students

One Book, One Ursinus

Building an Antiracist Classroom

Caregiver Inclusion Project

Creating an Accessible Ursinus

Inclusive Safety at Ursinus

Recharge

Previous Grant Projects

LGBTea Time

Solar System Feature Names

Submitting Your Proposal

Please email a 2-3 page description of the project, including a 100-word synopsis of the project to Heather Lobban-Viravong at hlobbanviravong@ursinus.edu. Applicants should also attach a detailed budget, and identify the principal point of contact within your group for any communications regarding the project.

Proposals will be reviewed by the diversity committee, with final decisions made jointly by the president’s office, the dean of the college and the director of the Institute for Inclusion and Equity.

Multiple projects may be chosen for funding and proposals must be submitted by October 29, 2021.

Successful Proposals Include:

  1. A detailed explanation of anticipated outcomes and goals for the project and how it will advance efforts to improve campus climate.
  2. An explanation of how the project is personally and/or professionally meaningful to the team proposing the project.
  3. A clear timeline for completing the project within the current academic year.
  4. A detailed description of how the funds will be expended within the current academic year.
  5. Partnerships/collaborations between or among groups that don’t typically work together.
  6. Evidence of early outreach to offices/departments that will impact the success of the project.

2021-22 Grants

We expect to award a number of grants within the $250 to $500 range, and a limited number of grants within the $1,500 to $2,500 range. The expectation is that the larger grant range will fund a project that affects a greater portion of the campus community. Funds must be expended within the academic year in which the grant is awarded.

Teams awarded a grant are expected to provide a progress report at the end of the fall semester, and present the results of their project to the campus community at a specified event in the late spring.