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Inclusive Excellence Mini-Grants

Do you have ideas about how to make AU a more inclusive community? If so, we want to hear from you!

The President’s Council on Diversity and Inclusion (PCDI) invites you to apply for an Inclusive Excellence (IE) Collaboration Mini-Grant. Reach out to your fellow colleagues, classmates, professors or alumni to partner on a collaborative group project that supports a climate where people of all identities and experiences are understood, appreciated, and fully included.

Criteria and Eligibility

  • Mini-grant not to exceed $1,500.00. Funds must be spent by April 30, 2019.
  • AU students, faculty, staff, alumni, emeriti, and contract workers are eligible to apply. All applicants must partner with at least one current faculty or staff member. Project must be collaborative and involve more than one person.
  • Project must work to advance diversity, equity and inclusion efforts at American University. This includes, but is not limited to:
    • Enhancing the climate for students, faculty, and staff
    • Building a One AU community
    • Fostering civil discourse
    • Promoting curricular and co-curricular collaborations
    • Engaging in relevant research
  • Project must support at least one of the recommendations put forth in the AU Plan for Inclusive Excellence.
  • Mini-grant funds may not be applied toward personnel salary or equipment (computers, etc.). Funds are intended for direct program expenditures.
  • Awardees will be expected to submit a final report of project outcomes and lessons learned to PCDI by May 15, 2019.

Apply Today

Applications are now being accepted for Fall 2018 Inclusive Excellence Mini-Grants. The application deadline is 11:59 PM on Friday, November 9, 2018.


Past Projects

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