The Office of Equity and Inclusion (OEI) is pleased to offer our annual Diversity and Inclusion Innovation Grant (DIIG) Program.
We welcome proposals for projects and/or programs that advance justice, equity, diversity, inclusion, and/or belonging in one or more of the following areas:
- Recruitment and retention
- Sense of Belonging
- Inclusive Pedagogy
- Dialogue and civil discourse for social equity
- Curricular/co-curricular collaborations
- Enhanced student learning within and beyond the classroom
- Integration of local/global diversity
- Faculty research and teaching in the area of diversity and inclusion
- Workplace Inclusion
- Social Justice
- Students’ understanding of collaboration and inclusion
- Faculty, student, and staff partnerships
- Other related topics
All University of Lynchburg students, staff, and faculty in good standing are eligible to submit a proposal as individuals or as members of a group, team, office or department. There is no limit on how many people from the same student organization or department can submit proposals, nor any restriction on how many individuals can be included in a single proposal.
To submit your proposal, complete the Diversity and Inclusion Innovation Grant (DIIG) Application.
Questions or inquiries about the proposal process can be submitted to email@example.com.
If you need any assistance with the proposal process, please email Dr. Robert L. Canida, II, Vice President for Inclusive Excellence at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 434.544.8540.
Applications must include:
- A CV or resumé for all members participating in the project
- A statement of support from the appropriate unit Chair or Supervisor, Vice President (or designee), or Faculty/Staff Advisor, or current Professor
- A proposal that includes a detailed description of the project, objectives and outcomes, a timeline, and a breakdown of expected costs. All recipients of DIIG funds are expected to compile and share the results of their outcomes through a presentation, podcast, or poster. Funding will be provided via a reimbursement process.
Up to $1,000 for research project resources, professional development, or conference presentation will be awarded. The total number of grants awarded will be one per classification (i.e., faculty, staff, student or student group). If funds are awarded, the University of Lynchburg and the DIIG Grant Program must be recognized in any resulting publication or presentation of research.
- Application Due Date: Oct. 14, 2022
- Award Notification: Nov. 18, 2022
- Award Period: Jan. 31–April 27, 2023