Anti-Racism Grant Fund

The Psychology Department Diversity and Inclusion Committee is pleased to announce our Anti-racism Grant Fund, designed to support members of the psychology department in seeking financial support for anti-racism events and initiatives. All psychology affiliated staff, undergraduate majors, graduate students, and faculty are eligible. Applicants can apply for two different types of grants – a small grant that has a $50 maximum amount and the large grants that have a $500 maximum amount. If the monetary limit is a concern, please feel free to contact the Assistant Head for Diversity for more information.

  • Small grant applications will be considered on a first-come, first-serve basis until the designated pool for each semester is exhausted. Each small grant request may be up to $50.
  • Large grant applications will undergo competitive review by the Diversity Committee. Priority will be given to proposals as a function of their impact, as well as attention to anti-racism efforts. Application deadlines are listed below. There is a limit of one proposal per applicant per semester.
Terms

Funded grants must support anti-racism efforts, such as the creation of a reading/action group, hosting guest speakers, purchasing books or materials, or hiring students to support the convening of groups.

We ask that one member of the psychology department be listed as a main point of contact for each event. This person will be responsible for helping to coordinate funds and will be in close contact with the Diversity Committee and the business support person, who will help manage funds.

Please note that the funds may not be used to reimburse expenses and cannot be used for alcoholic beverages. Therefore, all purchasing must go through the business support person.

Deadline

Fall 2020: A call for requests for the fall semester opens October 12th, 2020. Small grants will be accepted on a rolling basis until designated funds are exhausted. Large grant proposals must be submitted by November 6th, 2020.

Spring 2021: A call for requests for the spring semester opens February 1st, 2021. Small grants will be accepted on a rolling basis until designated funds are exhausted. Large grant proposals must be submitted by March 1st, 2021.

Application Instructions

Please complete and submit the application web form available at the following link: https://illinoislas.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_ehNkYqwSIs0hXtb.

 

Notification

Applicants will receive an auto-generated email acknowledgment upon submission of their online application form. The Diversity Committee will notify applicants of small grant proposals whether their request has been funded within four weeks of submission.

Requested Materials for After Activity

The Diversity Committee hopes to understand which events department members found useful so that we can continue to support similar initiatives in the future. After the completion of the activity, the Diversity Committee requests a brief report regarding the success and/or impact of the event. We are specifically interested in how many people attended the event, whether the activity was well received by participants, ideas about how we might be able to improve similar initiatives moving forward, and any other general comments that might be useful for our committee’s future planning. A Qualtrics survey will be sent to the applicant to gather this information.

Contact

Please contact Alejandro Lleras with additional questions regarding funds at alleras@illinois.edu.