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The Provost and the Diversity Cabinet announce the establishment of Stanford’s new Diversity and Inclusion Innovation Fund

Nov 29 2016

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Announcements, Initiatives

The purpose of the fund is to support innovative initiatives that advance the diversity of Stanford’s community and foster inclusion. Faculty, students and staff are all invited to apply for projects ranging from small grants of $1,500 or more to larger grants for up to $20,000. The funds must be expended during the period of the grant - up to 24 months from award date. Project, program or research proposals should specify the aims of the enterprise, the method(s) of achieving those aims, and the anticipated outcomes.

Preference will be given to proposals that indicate ways in which the proposed activity, if effective, will be sustained after the period of the grant. 

Members of the Diversity Cabinet will serve as reviewers and a subset of the cabinet will serve each year as the decision making body under the leadership of the vice provosts who serve as co-chairs: Karen Cook (VPFDD), Harry Elam (VPUE) and Patti Gumport (VPGE).

The page limit on all proposals is 4 pages.

The first due date for proposals is January 15, 2017 for proposals with start dates in spring quarter 2017 upon approval.

Proposals can be submitted at any time up to the due date to the Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Development and Diversity (FDD) for the Diversity Cabinet ( or directly to Karen Cook (Vice Provost) who will manage the review process for the first round of proposals.