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INCLUSIVE EXCELLENCE PROGRAMMING GRANT

The Office of Inclusion and Diversity encourages students, faculty, and staff to create new opportunities to explore, advance, and understand topics related to diversity, equity, and inclusion. The Inclusive Excellence Programming Grant is specifically designed to provide support for new, innovative, and impactful approaches that advance diversity, equity, inclusion, and related concepts. Examples of programs that may be supported include lectures, symposia, workshops, conferences, performances, visit/preview days, and other programmatic efforts. The Inclusive Excellence Programming Fund Review Committee will consider all requests and make decisions based on available funds. Typical funding will be around $2,000.

Funding

The Inclusive Excellence Programming Fund Review Committee will consider all requests and make decisions based on available funds. Typical funding will be around $2,000.

The Inclusive Excellence Programming Fund may be used for initiatives such as the following:

  • Guest speakers on a topic relating to diversity, equity, or inclusion.

  • To create new programs to explore, advance, and understand topics related to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

  • Outreach efforts to underrepresented populations in a field or discipline.

  • Programs that expand current efforts to be more intentional toward diversity, equity, and inclusion goals.

  • Events that expand the inclusion of issues related to race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age, social class, physical ability or attributes, religious or ethical values system, and national origin.

HOW TO APPLY

Eligibility

Current Auburn University faculty, staff, and departments are eligible to receive funding. Student organizations must submit proposals through Student Involvement.

The Fall 2021 funding deadline is September 29, 2021 at 11:59 pm. Spring 2022 requests will be accepted November 22, 2021 –January 15, 2022. Ideally, award decisions and notifications will be made within 15 business days of the deadline.

Selection Criteria

The Inclusive Excellence Programming Grant Review Committee will review the applications and make the award selections. The committee will be looking for those opportunities that are innovative, address a campus need, are well-planned, are likely to make an impact, and will engage the Auburn community.

More Information

For more information, please visit review the comprehensive outline here. Contact JuWan Robinson, Chief of Staff and Special Assistant for Inclusion and Diversity, at jdr0097@auburn.edu for any questions.