inclusive excellence mini grant guidelines
The Office of Diversity and Inclusion and the Inclusive Excellence Committee is committed to fostering endeavors to continue to make our campus a diverse, inclusive and equitable community. The Mini-Grant Action Subcommittee of the Inclusive Excellence Committee seeks mini-grant proposals that help integrate diversity and educational quality efforts and embed them into the core of our academic mission and institutional functioning.
Typical grant awards for individuals are expected to range up to $750.00, while awards for collaborative, multi-disciplinary or cross-departmental projects may be up to $2,000. Mini-grant awardees must acknowledge the mini-grant award came from the Office of Diversity and Inclusion in their publicity and program materials.
Faculty, staff, and academic or administrative units are invited to submit proposals. Students can be involved in group or collaborative projects but cannot be sole applicants. Additionally, the min-grant only supports projects, programs, and/or activities held on campus.
There is no deadline for submitting proposals during the academic year, however, funding is limited and will be disbursed on a first-come, first-served basis.
Mini-grant proposals must be submitted to the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at firstname.lastname@example.org at least one month before the proposed event date. Projects should begin within 60 days of award notice and must be completed by June 15, 2014. A final report will be due in July 15, 2014.
Guidelines for Writing Proposals
The Mini-Grant Action Subcommittee requests that a two-page description of the project, the name of the project coordinator (name, campus address, email, phone), and a precise statement of the anticipated costs be submitted to the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at email@example.com.
The application consists of three parts:
- Please include a title and short description of the project/event, benefits to the campus, approximate number of people to be served, activity timeline, and potential sustainability of the initiative.
- The goals and expected outcomes of the project/program/activity.
- Detailed budget with projected expenses.
Guidelines for Writing Final Reports
The project narrative should detail the impact and outcomes this project, program, or activity had on improving or initiating diversity at the university. This will include:
A final report outlining project accomplishments must be submitted within 30 days following completion of a funded program or event. This report should include the following information:
- Narrative description of accomplishments, project, program or activity.
- Number of participants in the project, program, or activity.
- Summary of evaluation of the project, program, or activity.
- Final budget.
Additionally, all unspent grant funds must be returned to the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at the time of submission of the final report.