Over the past two academic years, Washington University’s Diversity and Inclusion Grant program has awarded more than $415,000 in grant money to faculty and administrators for 21 projects aimed at improving the university environment for women and members of underrepresented minority groups.
Faculty and administrators again are invited to submit proposals for program initiatives that strengthen and promote diversity and inclusion at WUSTL.
The deadline for submission of 2011-12 Diversity and Inclusion Grant proposals is Saturday, Nov. 5. All applications must be submitted online. To apply, visit provost.wustl.edu/diversity-grant-application.
Diversity includes differences in gender, race, ethnicity, geography, socioeconomic status, age, politics, philosophy, disability and sexual orientation.
The Diversity and Inclusion Grant program is funded by the Office of the Provost.
The Advisory Committee for the Diversity and Inclusion Grants, which is co-chaired by Adrienne D. Davis, JD, vice provost and the William M. Van Cleve Professor of Law, and Kathleen B. McDermott, PhD, professor of psychology in Arts & Sciences, will review the proposals.
The committee is particularly interested in proposals that address work environment, recruitment and retention of diverse faculty and administrative staff, and cultural competence.
Funding is one-time only, and awards will range in size up to a maximum of $30,000.
Successful proposals should involve collaboration within or across departments, units or schools; demonstrate tangible results, such as metrics of success for the short term as well as metrics to measure future impact; and include departmental- or school-funding support (financial and/or other).
A list of successfully funded programs from 2010-11 is available here: provost.wustl.edu/diversity/past_grant.
The committee will announce the winning proposals by the end of the fall semester.