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, viewpoint, religious affiliation, sexual orientation and more. For funding consideration during this Autumn cycle, please complete the application by October 18th

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
Viewpoint Collaboration*  Gender-Based Initiatives
Community Engagement  Implicit Bias

Bold* categories will be given selection priority. Please take this into consideration when submitting your proposal. 

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 Title
  • Project Abstract 
  • Project Narrative 
  • Project Timeline
  • Project Budget 
  • Evaluation Plan 
  • Sustainability Plan 

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

FUNDING GUIDELINES

  • 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 and present findings at a Diversity and Inclusion Reception.
  • Official date for reception will be shared at a later time. 

FUNDING TIMELINE

Autumn 2019

Information Session-Coffee Mess October 2
Request for Proposal Distributed October 3
Autumn Application Deadline October 18
Committee Review Proposals October 18-25
Selected Applicants Notified October 25
Program Implementation Period October - December
Evaluations and Reporting June 2020 (TBD)

Winter 2020

Information Session-Coffee Mess  January 9
Request for Proposal Distributed January 10
Winter Application Deadline January 24
Committee Review Proposals January 24-31 
Selected Applicants Notified February 3
Program Implementation Period February - June 
Evaluations and Reporting June (TBD)

CONTACT US

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