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The Office of Institutional Equity provides funding annually for faculty, staff and students of Salisbury University to support initiatives related to the University’s strategic planning goals. Initiatives must support the goals of recruiting and retaining a diverse group of students, faculty and staff and developing mechanisms to support inclusiveness, engagement and success among our community members. These goals reflect President Janet Dudley-Eshbach’s long-standing commitment to advancing diversity and inclusion on our campus.
In fall 2016, the Office of Institutional Equity will launch this grant opportunity for the disbursement of funds to support diversity and inclusion recruitment, retention and campus-climate initiatives throughout our campus. The program description, formal guidelines and procedures are presented below for your information. All campus community members are invited and encouraged to apply.
The Diversity and Inclusion Grant Program for Recruitment, Retention and Campus Climate Initiatives was established by the Office of Institutional Equity to support campus programs, education projects, scholarly research, creative activities, etc. that promote diversity and inclusion, multiculturalism, affirmative action and non-discrimination for the benefit of the campus community. A proposed project must:
The Office of Institutional Equity provides administrative oversight for the Diversity and Inclusion Grant Program for Recruitment, Retention and Campus Climate Initiatives, establishes the operating guidelines for the use of the funds, develops procedures for implementing the guidelines, and selects grant recipients.
Individual grants are awarded up to a maximum of $1,000 on a competitive basis.
Please note that proposals with clear alignment to University strategic goals and with potential of University-wide impact will be given special consideration, and sustainable and replicable projects are particularly encouraged.
The Office of Institutional Equity invites proposals in the following areas:
The application packet includes:
No incomplete applications will be accepted. The applications materials are available at http://www.salisbury.edu/equity/grantprogram/.
All other sources of funding requested and the amount awarded (or the date at which a decision on those requests is expected) must be indicated in the application materials.
Applications must be received in a timely fashion per the schedule and procedures listed below. No late applications will be considered.
Grants will be awarded on a competitive basis and proposals will be selected based on such criteria as: relevance to Salisbury University diversity and inclusion strategic goals, impact on the University community, and potential for successful continuation past the grant period.
Grants may or may not be awarded in full, dependent upon funds available.
The Office of Institutional Equity is currently accepting applications for projects implemented before the end of the 2016-2017 academic year. Project award funds must be spent before the end of the fiscal year (June 30, 2017).
Grant proposals must be submitted to the Office of Institutional Equity no later than:
Application packets must include the following materials: a) application form, b) project description, and c) detailed project budget. No incomplete applications will be accepted. Electronic grant applications may be submitted to Helena Hill. Mailed grant applications may be submitted to:
Office of Institutional Equity
C/O Helena Hill, Diversity and Inclusion Specialist
1101 Camden Avenue
Holloway Hall, Room 100
Salisbury, MD 21801
Should you need any additional information regarding the Diversity and Inclusion Grant Program, do not hesitate to contact Helena Hill.