Diversity and Inclusion Grants available

The Coordinating Council for Diversity Initiatives (CCDI) is accepting grant applications for initiatives that improve the campus environment for women and members of underrepresented minority groups who are on faculty or staff at WUSTL.

The Diversity and Inclusion Grants support proposals from faculty or administrative leaders for programs that promote diversity and inclusion at the University. The grants will be administered by the CCDI.

“Strengthening Washington University through diversity is an effort that requires the full engagement of the campus community,” said Leah Merrifield, special assistant to the Chancellor for diversity initiatives.

“The Coordinating Council for Diversity Initiatives is optimistic that the Diversity and Inclusion Grants will provide faculty and administrators with opportunities to engage in programmatic initiatives designed to help make the University an even better place to work,” Merrifield said.

Examples of possible proposals include recruiting events and workshops; the development and/or review of diversity-related curricula; mentoring programs; diversity awards programs; and travel funds to attend diversity recruitment meetings.

Successful proposals will be collaborative, demonstrate tangible results and include departmental- or school-funded support (monetary or other).

All funding is one-time only. Awards will range in size from $20,000-$50,000.

The deadline for submission is Oct. 15. Decisions will be announced by the end of November.

For more information and to apply, visit diversity.wustl.edu.