Diversity and Inclusion Grants

The Psychology Department Diversity and Inclusion Committee requests submissions for Diversity and Inclusion Grants. The grants are designed to support members of the Psychology Department in activities that promote diversity and inclusion in our community or research. All Psychology-affiliated staff, undergraduate majors, graduate students, and faculty are eligible to submit proposals.

The committee will review submissions for the Diversity and Inclusion Seed Grant ($50 maximum) and the Diversity and Inclusion Project Grant ($500 maximum). Seed funding is primarily intended to promote networking or community-oriented events. Project funding may also be used for these purposes, in addition to providing funding for conducting research or other scholarly pursuits.

Submissions will be evaluated with respect to how the proposed activities will promote diversity and inclusion within the community, the Psychology Department, or the field of Psychology.

Previous successful proposals have funded invited speakers, community building initiatives, conference travel, mentorship, compensation for research participation, archive creation, and resources for marginalized communities.

If you have any questions about the Diversity and Inclusion Grant funding opportunities, please contact the Associate Head for Diversity and Inclusion.


Funded grants must support Diversity and Inclusion efforts. All purchases must be made by the Psychology Department Business office. The funds cannot be used for reimbursement. The funds may not be used to purchase alcoholic beverages.

Applicants may submit one proposal per semester. Team submissions will be accepted. The first (or only) author of the proposal will be treated as the primary contact and recipient of the grant.


Submissions will be reviewed and awarded three times a year, in August, December, and May. To ensure your proposal is considered during the spring, summer, and fall rounds, please submit your proposal by the first of the month.