President’s Office

Inclusive Community Grants Call for Proposals 2020-21

Each year, the President’s office awards Inclusive Community Grants to support a number of projects meant to advance campus engagement in issues of inclusion and equity. Faculty, staff, and students have embraced this opportunity and collaborated on several engaging projects, some of which are poised to become a regular part of the campus culture.

As we enter the third year of supporting Inclusive Community projects, we are mindful of the current pandemic and understand that some projects will have to be conceived in ways that take our largely virtual existence and a modified academic calendar into account. As such, applications will only be accepted and reviewed once this semester for projects that must be executed within the 2020-21 academic year. Funding for projects cannot extend beyond May 2021.

 

Inclusive community grants

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 2020-21 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. Proposals must be submitted by Monday, October 30. You can find the application guidelines here. Proposals should be sent to Heather Lobban-Viravong.

Faculty, staff and students who are awarded these opportunities will be invited to present the results of their project later in the spring semester.