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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.

Proposals accepted on a rolling basis: Sept. 20, Oct. 25 and Feb. 3

Faculty, staff, and students are eligible to apply for these grants, which will range from $250 to $2,500. Projects should promote connection and dialogue among members of the campus community on such topics as race, socioeconomic status, age, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, and disability.  

In order to foster a collaborative and inclusive approach, proposals should be submitted by multiple teams, units, departments, or student organizations who want to address a campus climate concern in partnership with each other.   

Successful proposals will include the following: 

  1. An explanation of how the project will advance efforts to improve campus climate.
  2. An explanation of how the project will be 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 spent on the project over the course of the current academic year.

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.

Submitting Your Proposal

Please email a one-page description of the project, including a 50-word synopsis of the project to Heather Lobban-Viravong at hlobbanviravong@ursinus.edu. Applicants should also attach a detailed budget. 

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.

Teams awarded a grant will be asked to share the results of their projects at an on-campus event in spring 2019. We will release more details about this event in the months ahead.