Diversity and Inclusion Grant Initiative

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The Diversity and Inclusion Grant Initiative encourages efforts that support diversity, inclusion and collaboration at the Law School. To achieve this, the Dean of Students Office will fund student-led proposals up to $5,000 for initiatives that enhance collaboration, build community and embrace diversity and inclusion of all students with respect to race/ethnicity, gender, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, viewpoint, and more.

Program Objectives

  • Develop, Implement, and Evaluate Evidence-Based Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives
  • Build and Manage Project Budgets
  • Develop Sustainability Plan
  • Disseminate Findings within Law School Community

Funding Categories

  • Student Intersectionalities
  • Inclusive Teaching
  • Anti-Racism
  • Gender-Based Initiatives
  • Viewpoint Collaboration
  • Community Engagement

Award Size

  • Small Awards: < $750
  • Medium Awards: $750 - $3,500
  • Large Awards: $3,500 - $5,000

Application Requirements

All current students and student organizations are encouraged to apply by completing the application form. To be considered for funding, each applicant must submit a grant proposal containing the following components:

  • Project Description
    • Project Title
    • Project Synopsis
    • Project Abbreviated Timeline
    • Evaluation Plan
    • Law School Community Impact
  • Project Budget

Proposals will be reviewed and awarded by the Diversity Committee, including the Associate Director of Student Affairs & Diversity and Inclusion and Dean of Students Office.

Funding Guidelines

  • We anticipate most events for the 2022-2023 year to be held in-person. Events may also be held remotely.
  • Students may only submit one proposal per funding cycle (as an individual or member of a student organization).
  • Length and implementation period of project must not exceed one academic year.
  • Funding awards generally range from $350 - $750.
  • Funding recipients are required to submit an evaluation after the completion of their event.

Funding Timeline

Funding applications for the 2022-2023 academic year will be accepted on a rolling basis, until funds are fully disbursed or Monday, April 3, 2023; whichever comes first.

Contact Us

For questions regarding this initiative, please email jlrodriguez@uchicago.edu.