NU System invites proposals for Fall 2021 Inclusive Excellence Development Grants

The University of Nebraska System’s Office of Diversity, Access and Inclusion has announced a call for proposals for the Fall 2021 Inclusive Excellence Development Grants.

Four grants of up to $3,000 each will be awarded to initiatives that advance campus climate, student recruitment and retention, and/or faculty and staff recruitment and retention. Eligible proposals must involve collaboration across campus units or among multiple University of Nebraska campuses and may involve external partners.

“Inclusive excellence requires us to be proactive and collaborative in building a university community that is welcoming and accessible for all,” Stancia Jenkins, the NU System’s chief diversity and inclusion officer, wrote in a letter announcing the call for proposals. “We must be intentional about investing in this work and celebrating our successes.”

Development grant proposals are due by 5 p.m. on Nov. 30. Grant award recipients will be announced in January.

Only initiatives that are free and open to the university community are eligible to be funded. Grants cannot be used for off-campus travel or to support salaries.

Past funded projects have included campus dialogue series on issues related to diversity and inclusion, an inclusive excellence “pledge program,” and a symposium about best practices in supporting first-generation students.

Detailed information about the Fall 2021 Inclusive Excellence Development Grants, including application materials, is available on the NU System’s website here.