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Announcing Inclusive Community Grants and Fellowships

The two new programs are designed to support the college’s efforts to create an even more 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 2018-19 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 and disability.

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 will be chosen for funding and proposals will be accepted on a rolling basis, but must be submitted by these decision dates: Sept. 28, Oct. 26 and Feb. 1. Proposals should be sent to hlobbanviravong@ursinus.edu.

Inclusive community fellowships are open to all faculty members. This semester-long fellowship will include a course release and $4,000 in funding to allow an Ursinus faculty member to pursue a project that advances the work of diversity and inclusion on campus. The successful proposal will focus on a theme and include curricular and pedagogical elements that are framed within the context of the four open questions: What should matter to me? How should we live together? How can we understand the world? What will I do?

Proposals will be reviewed by the college’s diversity committee, with the final decisions made jointly by the president’s office, dean’s office and the Institute for Inclusion and Equity. Proposals should be sent to hlobbanviravong@ursinus.edu by Friday, Sept. 28.

Faculty, staff and students who apply for either of these opportunities may be invited to give a brief presentation of their proposal to the campus community during a special event during the spring semester.