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2009 Diversity Fund Call for Proposals: March 1
December 16, 2008, Volume 55, No. 16

The Diversity fund was established more than a dozen years ago to promote the University’s mission to create and maintain a diverse student body, faculty and community, as well as to facilitate research on diversity in higher education. The fund supports implementation of schools’ strategic plans to support the presence of underrepresented groups, research on diversity in higher education, and projects that diversify the campus. 

Our intention is to seed innovative projects which, if successful, can then be supported by schools, centers and extramural funding. Multi-year projects will be considered and, although the amount of funding provided will vary, most awards will not exceed $30,000 per year. Priority consideration will be given to projects with strong prospects for sustainability, as reflected in matching financial commitments from schools or centers, extramural support or well-articulated plans to seek such support.

Proposal Submission:

Proposals should be submitted via e-mail to divfund@pobox.upenn.edu by March 1, 2009. Successful applicants will be notified by mid-May, with funding available July 1, 2009.

Brevity and clarity will increase the likelihood of an application’s success. For proposal instructions and more information, visit the Equity and Access Programs website at www.vpul.upenn.edu/aap/.

If you are applying for renewal of a multi-year project, an interim progress report is due by January 26, 2009. For newly-funded multi-year programs, an interim progress report will be due in late January, 2010.

Questions should be directed to Gail Oberton in the Office of the Associate Vice Provost for Equity and Access (215) 898-0809 or e-mail divfund@pobox.upenn.edu.




Almanac - December 16, 2008, Volume 55, No. 16