NU's Inclusive Excellence grants now accepting proposals

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NU’s Inclusive Excellence grants now accepting proposals

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The University of Nebraska’s Office of Diversity, Access and Inclusion is accepting proposals for the fall 2019 Inclusive Excellence Development Grant.

The grants provide system-level support for implementing or strengthening sustainable initiatives that advance diversity, access and inclusion.

Four grants worth up to $3,000 each are offered during two funding cycles per calendar year, as funds are available. Eligible proposals must include collaboration across groups, offices, departments or divisions and may involve external university partners. Only activities that are free and open to the university community will be funded. Funding cannot be used for off-campus travel or to support salaries.

Development grant proposals are due by Nov. 22. Grant awards will be announced Dec. 20. Information about the call for proposals is available online.

“Your innovation and creativity is key to driving the University of Nebraska toward inclusive excellence,” said Stancia Whitcomb Jenkins, associate to the president and assistant vice president for diversity, access and inclusion. “Inclusive excellence requires us to be proactive and collaborative in building a university community that is welcoming and accessible for all. We must be intentional about investing in this work and celebrating our successes.”

Successful University of Nebraska–Lincoln grant proposals funded in spring 2019 included:

  • Check Your Mental Health” event which aims to increase understanding of mental health resources, awareness of stereotypes related to mental illness and actions to improve well-being.

  • Racial Literacy Roundtables” program in the College of Education and Human Sciences, which launched monthly facilitated conversations around the topics of race.

  • “Immersive Performance-Driven Virtual Reality-based Diversity and Inclusion Training Program.”

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