Inclusion & Social Justice Mini Grant

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We in the Office of Equity and Diversity (OED) are excited to launch our Inclusion and Social Justice Mini Grant Program! We will begin accepting applications on September 18, 2017.


Overview & Aims: We are committed to infusing inclusion and social justice into every aspect of campus life, and we need your help!

Are you interested in creating a project, program, or initiative that enhances inclusion, social justice, and equity on campus? If so, consider applying for this grant! Your project could take the form of a training program, a discussion forum, an art installation, a campus conversation, an ongoing series of workshops, or any other practice that helps to embed inclusion and social justice in our community.

Eligibility: Students, staff, and faculty are eligible to apply.

Funding: Generally speaking, we can support grants of up to $500 per project until our budget of $2,500 per semester is depleted. Grants may be awarded to individuals or groups. Individual and/or group applicants may only be awarded one grant per academic year.

Application process: Our application process involves two steps: 1) an introductory conversation about your idea and 2) an official application. We invite you to e-mail a one-paragraph proposal to Christopher Petrella, Associate Director of Programs, requesting consideration of the project. This e-mail should describe the project, detail the project’s rationale, outline a target audience, propose a timeline for completion and implementation, and list methods for the project’s impact.

Within 5 business days of receiving your e-mail Christopher will schedule a 30-minute meeting with you to review your project proposal. At that time, you will either be invited to submit an official grant application or to revise your initial proposal to better meet the goals for the grant.

All official applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis by a committee of 5 members of the Bates community composed of students, staff, and faculty. Applicants will be notified of the committee’s decision within 10 business days after an application has been received.

Updated: July 2017