Diversity and Inclusion Grants

The Diversity and Inclusion Grant program first began in spring 2011 as a partnership between CATL and what was then Elon’s Multicultural Center (now the CREDE), under the name the Diversity Infusion Program (DIP). Renamed the Diversity and Inclusion Grant Program (DIG) in 2018, the DIG program supports faculty teams as they develop and implement strategies to infuse the curriculum and pedagogies of the University with the best practices related to human diversity, broadly defined.

The Diversity and Inclusion Grant provides grants to teams of 2 to 5 people, which are typically comprised of faculty from the same department or program, though might also include professional staff and/or students. Each team develops their project in two phases — Phase I: Research (April-August) and Phase II: Infusion (August-May), when teams pilot and assess their action plans.

Each team receives $500 to use for project expenses, and each faculty team member receives a $1000 stipend (paid in equal parts at the completion of Phase I and Phase II; student or staff member funding will be negotiated).

There are two types of DIG grants: Stage One grants fund new diversity infusion projects, and Stage Two grants allow teams to build on previously funded projects and expand or extend ideas in a new way. Stage Two grants follow similar phases as Stage One grants.

Grant Guidelines: Stage One grants, Stage Two grants
Application: Diversity and Inclusion Grant Application
Reimbursement Form: DIG Reimbursement Form
Deadlines: Applications for Stage One grants due on March 6, 2020. Stage Two grants offered every other year.
More information: Visit our Diversity and Inclusion Grant examples page or contact Deandra Little or x5205.